NCM expressed concern over slow pace of development in Assam.

NCMGuwahati: On Thursday, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) expressed worry over the slow pace of implementation of different schemes in Assam under the NCM and asked CM to act on it.

NCM member Ajaib Singh alleged that the state commission for minorities had failed to operate the funds allotted to it for the development of the minority communities in the state properly, reports said.

Singh said that “Though a state commission for minorities should have representatives from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Parsee and Sikh communities, the state commission in Assam has representation from only Christian, Muslim and linguistic minority. We have asked the chief minister to rectify this quickly.”

He added that “The NCM is going to discuss appointing a special officer for Assam shortly. The funds are released for the benefit of the minority in the country, but they need to be properly used. The schemes also need to be popularized. The minority communities in Assam should be able to get maximum benefits from the various schemes provided by the commission.”

Singh also said that the pre-matric scholarship granted to the minority community students should be raised.

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