State wants 10% of cops to be Muslims
Allocates Rs2.17 crore to set up pre-selection camps for minorities in all districts
To raise the percentage of Muslims in the police force from from 4 to 10, the state minority department has introduced an ambitious pre-selection training programme that aims to train 3,500 youth from minorities sections. The state has allocated a fund of Rs2.17 crore for the two-month camps in all districts across the state. It has also proposed to hike the attendance allowance to Rs2,000 per year for minority students in classes V to VII to decrease the dropout rate.
(Source: DNA, Mumbai, 06 August, 2009)