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Sachar report: Arjun Singh forms panel

Sunday 3 December 2006

Special Correspondent

Fatmi to examine education issues

NEW DELHI: Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has set up a 13-member high-level committee, under the chairmanship of Minister of State for HRD M. A. A. Fatmi, to examine the education-related recommendations made by the Sachar Committee.

The Sachar Committee had made the recommendations in its report on the `Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India.’

The Ministry’s committee has been asked to prepare a plan of action based on the recommendations by January 31, 2007.

Besides the senior-most bureaucrats of the Ministry, the committee includes vice-chancellors of two universities, University Grants Commission Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education, and the Directors of the National Council of Educational Research and Training and the Central Board of Secondary Education.

See online : The Hindu

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