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Allocation of Business Rules

Subjects allocated to this Ministry as per Second Schedule to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 are:-

  1. Overall policy, planning, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory and development programmes of the minority communities.
  2. All matters relating to minority communities except matters relating to law and order.
  3. Policy initiatives for protection of minorities and their security in consultation with other Central Government Ministries and State Government.
  4. Matters relating to Linguistic Minorities and of the Office of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities.
  5. Matters relating to National Commission for Minorities Act.
  6. Work relating to the Evacuee Waqf properties under the Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950 (31 of 1950) (since repealed).
  7. Representation of the Anglo-Indian community.
  8. Protection and preservation of non-Muslim shrines in Pakistan and Muslim shrines in India in terms of the Pant-Mirza Agreement of 1955, in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs.
  9. Questions relating to the minority communities in neighboring countries, in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs.
  10. Charities and charitable institutions, charitable and religious Endowments pertaining to subjects dealt with in the Department.
  11. Matters pertaining to the socio-economic, cultural and educational status of minorities, minority organizations, including the Maulana Azad Education Foundation.
  12. The Waqf Act, 1995 (43 of 1995) and Central Waqf Council.
  13. The Durgah Khawaja Saheb Act, 1955 (36 of 1955).
  14. Funding of programmes and projects for the welfare of minorities, including the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation.
  15. Employment opportunities for minorities in the Central and State public sector undertakings, as also in the private sector.
  16. Formulation of measures relating to the protection of minorities and their security in consultation with other concerned Central Ministries and State Governments.
  17. National Commission for Socially and Economically Backward Sections among Religious and Linguistic Minorities.
  18. Prime Minister's new 15-Point Programme for Minorities.
  19. Any other issue pertaining to the minority communities.


The Ministry of External Affairs deals with matters relating to the following subjects:

  1. The Haj Committee Act, 2002.
  2. The Haj Committee Rules, 2002.
  3. The Central Haj Committee.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development deals with matters relating to the following subjects:

  1. National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language(NCPUL).
  2. Education of Minorities.
  3. National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions.
  4. Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrassas(SPQEM).
  5. Scheme for Infrastructure Development for Minority Institutes(IDMI).
  6. Scheme for Infrastructure Development in Private Aided/Unaided Minority Institutes (Elementary, Secondary/Senior Secondary School).
  7. The Right of Children of Free and Compulsory Education Act,2009.