|In March 2005, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed a High Level Committee headed by Justice Rajinder Sachar to examine the socio-economic and educational status of the Muslim community in India.
The 403-page report, tabled in Parliament in November 2006, has listed its findings on population growth, literacy levels, employment, health and various other developmental indicators. The Sachar Committee report also put forth recommendations to address the conditions and issues identified as affecting Muslims in India. These include creation of an Equal Opportunity Commission, mechanisms to promote participation of Muslims in public bodies, financial support to help increase employment share, and provisions examining ways of linking madarsas to the formalised education and employment structure.
This 5-page summary provides a comprehensive snapshot of the key findings and recommendations of the Sachar Committee Report.