New Delhi: The final report of the Amitabh Kundu committee on the state of Indian Muslims is expected to be given to the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sometime in late June or July. However, the panel has sought an extension of tenure to finalise its recommendations. The report was originally to come on May 15, the deadline that was set up by the then Congress-led UPA government to assess the impact of it minority welfare schemes on the condition of minority communities. The Panel was constituted under the noted economist Prof Amitabh Kundu following widespread report that minority schemes are not reaching to its targeted beneficiaries.
The report would give a state-wise analysis of how governmental schemes meant for Muslims had benefited them in recent years. The panel was constituted by the central government to study the implementation of recommendations made by the Sachar committee in 2006 for the welfare of Muslims. An interim report was given some weeks earlier. The Panel faced the lack of funds but later the Minority Ministry under K Rehman Khan had provided required money to it. Now the new government took charge at the Center, it has become interesting how it will react to the panel’s findings and recommendation when it will submit its final report.