The Government has informed Parliament that as per the report of the National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities (NCRLM) the educational levels among minority communities based on 2001 Census are as follows:
|Community||Upto Primary Level*||Middle||Secondary||Senior Secondary||Diploma||Graduation||Unclassified|
*Includes literacy without Educational Level, Below Primary Level and Primary Level.
Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha , the Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid, also gave Community wise literacy rate, as compared with the national average, which is as follows:
|Communities||Literacy rate in percentage|
Shri Khurshid informed the House that under the scheme of Saakshar Bharat, targets have been fixed taking into account the total population of minorities and also their share of the non-literate population for raising the level of literacy.