Certificates issued by the state madarsa boards equally valid – RTI reply
An application was filed with the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get details about the steps taken by the Central Government to implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee for improving conditions of Muslims in the country.
The reply to the application, provided by the Ministry, states that the Urdu teachers should be arranged in government schools in those areas where at least 25 per cent population is Urdu-speaking. The reply also states that the educational certificates issued by the state madarsa boards will be treated at par with those issued by Central Board of Secondary Education and Council of Board of School Education or for that matter by any other board.
The ministry further said in the reply that out of total 88 Muslim-dominated districts in the country, provision for commercial education will be made in 33 such districts. The RTI reply adds that to improve the salaries and working conditions of teachers in these madarsas, many steps have been taken including providing financial assistance.