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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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Special Purpose Programmes and Public Institutions Favouring Minorities

Special Purpose Programmes and Public Institutions Favouring Minorities

(p.287) 8 Special Purpose Programmes and Public Institutions Favouring Minorities
Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights

Abusaleh Shariff

Oxford University Press

Institutions specifically designed for minority development are often promoted as the solution to socio-economic inequality in India, yet this chapter presents data that shows such special purpose initiatives have mixed results. The first part examines the quota programme for other backward classes granting reservations in government employment and higher education in 10 states where Muslim groups were included as OBCs. The second part reviews the performance of two exclusively created institutions the National Minority Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) and the National Minorities Commission (NMC). Conclusions emphasize increasing the efficiency of NMC or replacing it with an Equal Opportunity Commission.

Keywords:   affirmative action/reservations, institutional mainstreaming, governance, backward classes, equal opportunity, minority rights

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