The Lok Sabha has been informed that the certificates issued by Madrasa Boards which have been granted equivalence by the State Education Boards to that of their Secondary and Senior Secondary Qualifications, have also been equated with corresponding certificates of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council of Board of School Education in India (COBSE) and other school Examination Boards, for the purpose of employment and entry to higher level education.
Giving this information in written reply by Shri Vincent H.Pala, the Minister of State of Minority Affairs to a question in the Lok Sabha. This notification was issued by the Central Government in the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T) . The Ministry of minor Affairs has been emopwering the minority communities and creating an enabling environment for strengthening the multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious character of our nation.
It is keen in its mission to improve the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities through affirmative action and inclusive development so that every citizen has equal opportunity to participate actively in building a vibrant nation. To facilitate an equitable share for minority communities in education, employment, economic activities and to ensure their upliftment.
Shri Pala also informed the House that Government had appointed a High Level Committee to prepare a report on the social, economic and educational uplift of the Muslim community of India in 2005 under Justice Rajinder Sachar which submitted its report in 2006.