Gombak, Feb 9 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President S. Samy Vellu will meet Chief Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan on February 13 to finalise an agreement to increase the proportion of Indians in public service from 4.5 per cent to 8 per cent this year.
Talking to reporters after attending the Thaipusam celebrations at Batu Caves on Sunday Samy saidvthat 50 new Tamil schools costing RM80mil would be built in the country this year.
"For all posts advertised by the Government, 8 per cent should be reserved for Indians based on the racial make-up of the country," he added
He said RM25mil would be spent on upgrading and repairing 25 existing schools.
"The first phase will start in June and the second in August. An allocation of RM30mil was initially given when he was the Works Minister," he said.
The remaining RMv50mil allocation was part of the RM200mil allocation for Chinese, Tamil, mission and religious schools from the Government's stimulus package unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak last November, The Star reported. (ANI)