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Institutionalizing Constitutional RightsPost-Sachar Committee Scenario$
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Abusaleh Shariff

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199461158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461158.001.0001

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Critical Analysis of the Programmes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Critical Analysis of the Programmes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

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(p.199) 6 Critical Analysis of the Programmes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs
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Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights
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Abusaleh Shariff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461158.003.0006

This chapter focuses on impacts of specific flagship government programmes in the wake of the Sachar Committee Report. The formation of Ministry of Minority Affairs that occurred in a particular political context requiring expediency. However, analysis of MMA programmes since 2006 illustrates a missed opportunity to mainstream minority development initiatives within line ministries. Second, this chapter specifically evaluates the Multi-sectoral District Development Programmes (MsDDPs) that supposedly directs resources to minority concentration districts. Conclusions show MsDDPs failing to meet targets as resources are co-opted through a fallacy of proportions in minority-concentration identification and as states struggled implementing centrally sponsored schemes.

Keywords:   development, minority rights, decentralization, affirmative action/reservations, institutional mainstreaming, governance

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