Hyderabad: Functioning as Secretary, Dept. of Minorities Welfare, Mr. Syed Omer Jaleel had created history. He completed four years of his tenure on 17th December 2017. A new non-Muslim officer has been appointed in his place. He is likely to take charge in the first week of January.
It is reported that CM has selected a non-Muslim officer in order to strengthen the Dept. of Minorities Welfare.
It may be mentioned that in the previous governments, non-Muslim officers extended more benefits of welfare schemes to poor and deserving candidates belonging to minorities.
Soon after taking charge as CM, Mr. KCR introduced Shaadi Mubarak, Sewing machine, Auto Rickshaw Loan, honorarium to Muazzins and Imams of Masajids and similar schemes but the benefits were not reaching the deserving candidates.
Mr. KCR selected a non-Muslim officer with an expectation that he would feel the grief of the downtrodden minorities and extend the benefits to deserving persons. This decision was taken to avoid political interference.
CEO of Wakf Board, Mr. MA Mannan Farooqui is also likely to be transferred soon.