Minorities Development Department The Minorities Development Department was formed as a separate Administrative Department by the Government of Maharashtra in February 2008 with a view to implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee Report as well as Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for Minorities. The main objectives of the Department are to focus on inclusive growth and to attain justice & equality for all. The Department has a mandate of protecting the Constitutional Rights of all Minority Communities viz. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi & Jain.
Since the inception of the Department, a steadily increasing budgetary provision has been made in order to implement developmental and welfare schemes for Minorities. Amounts of Rs.174.67 Cr., Rs.206.25 Cr., Rs.237.99 Cr., Rs.174.67 Cr., Rs.275 Cr. and Rs.275 Cr. have been budgeted for the year 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 respectively. Besides this an outlay of Rs.280.05 Cr. has been sanctioned for the financial year of 2013 -14.
Vision : To empower and to strengthen the Minority Communities by providing justice, equality and protection of their rights.
Mission: To improve the socio-economic conditions of minorities through inclusive development and to facilitate an equitable share in education, employment, economic activities and ensure their upliftment in the state.