New Delhi, Yograaj Sharma. The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh G.K. leading a delegation of eminent Sikhs today met the Union Minister for State for minorities (Independent charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. G.K. and the delegates discussed the problems concerning implementation of schemes of Government of India for the minorities particularly the Sikh children. DSGMC Chief Advisor Kulmohan Singh, DSGMC Chairman of Minorities Awareness Department Gurminder Singh Matharoo, its incharge Bibi Inderjeet Kaur and Member of Education Cell of DSGMC Charanjeet Singh comprised the delegation.
The delegation demanded permission for opening of Skill centres in all the Gurdwaras under the control of DSGMC. The delegation also raised questions on the facility of depositing forms online of forms under pre-matric scheme. The delegation also told the minister that after 2007-08 the family income level for below poverty line candidates was not increased due to which a large number of candidates have become ineligible.
G.K. told Naqvi that land for institutions is a big problem and incase the Government of India relaxes norms it will be great help to the beneficiaries of learn and earn program. G.K. demanded that the government should give permission to open skill development courses in Gurdwaras and already running institutions. DSGMC president also took up the issue that government portal to fill forms online can’t take load of 84 lakh students so either the portal be upgraded or manual collection of forms be allowed.
G.K. advocated that to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheme of Minimum government, Maximum governance successful there was need to make policies public centric. He suggested to raise minimum annual income bracket to Rs. 2 lakh for pre matric scheme, for post matric scheme the minimum income bracket be increased to Rs. 3 lakh and for merit-cum-means scheme the income bracket be increased to Rs. 4 lakh.
Putting question mark on Government of India’s scheme for Rs. 1000 annual scholarship for class 1 to 5, Manjit Singh G.K. said that making an affidavit cost Rs. 300-400 which is cause of discouragement for the beneficiaries.