Title : Rajindar Sachar Committer Report - Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India
Justice Rajinder Sachar
Thursday 30th November 2006 Asia/Kolkata
Govt of India
The Rajinder Sachar Committee, appointed in 2005 by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was commissioned to prepare a report on the latest social, economic and educational condition of the Muslim community of India. The committee was headed by the former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar, including other six members. The committee prepared a report of 403 pages, and presented in the lower house (Lok Sabha) of the Indian Parliament on 30 November 2006 (20 months after obtaining the terms of reference from the PMO).

The committee was headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar, and include other six members.

Sayyid Hamid
Dr. T.K. Oomen
M.A. Basith
Dr. Akhtar Majeed
Dr. Abu Saleh Shariff
Dr. Rakesh Basant
Dr. Mohammad Alamgir Ansari
Dr. Syed Zafar Mahmood

The committee had highlighted and presented its suggestions and solutions to include and mainstream Indian Muslims. The report is first of its kind revealing the backwardness of Indian Muslims, according to Sachar Committee report some of the major concerns are:

The status of Indian Muslims are below the conditions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The overall percentage of Muslims in bureaucracy in India is just 2.5% whereas Muslims constitute above 14% of Indian population.

To ensure equity and equality of opportunities to Indian Muslims in residential, work and educational sector, the Committee had proposed multiple suggestions to be adopted, with a suitable mechanisms.

There is a lot of discussions and debates goes on the Sachar Committee Report.There are follow-up actions taken based on Committee findings like then the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram action funding for National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC).