Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali reviewed the implementation of minority schemes in a meeting held along with the high officials of Minority Welfare Department. He directed the officials to urgently setup the guidelines for owner-cum-driver scheme under which 1000 people of poor minority families would be provided auto-rickshaws. He told that the government had introduced two unique schemes for the first time and he wanted them to be implemented with complete transparency.
Secretary Minority Welfare Syed Omer Jaleel, Director Minority Welfare M J Akber and Special Officer Hajj Committee and Director Urdu Academy Prof. S A Shukoor attended the meeting. The officials apprised Deputy Chief Minister of progress of various schemes. They told that guidelines had been set for owner-cum-driver scheme and notification for application would be issued within two days after getting approval from Transport Commissioner.
It must be noted that 1,000 auto-rickshaws would be provided to youth belonging to minority communities under owner-cum-driver scheme. While the State Government would provide 50% subsidy for purchase of autos, remaining 50% will be the loan component which should be repaid at the rate of Rs 200 per day.
Dy CM also informed that ‘Shaadi Mubarak Scheme’ would complete its one year on October 2, hence government had planned to hold a special programme on the occasion.