Advisor Farooq Khan attends virtual meet

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Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Farooq Khan today attended a meeting at Civil Secretariat which was chaired by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot from New Delhi to review the Post-Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes, implementation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act and welfare of Transgender persons.

Union Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria, Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawale, Ministers and senior officers of concerned departments from various states also attended the meeting through virtual mode.

The Union Minister, while addressing the meeting, said that the Ministry is determined for welfare, social justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized sections of society. He said that after detailed deliberations, the Ministry has decided for a fixed sharing pattern of 60:40 ratio between Centre and States respectively which will be of 90:10 ratio for North-East States.