2. Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, have notified the Jain Community as a minority community, vide notification No. S.O. 267(E) dated January 27, 2014. This is in addition to five communities already notified as minority communities, viz. Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians and Buddhists.
3. Accordingly, the instructions contained in the above Master Circular will also be applicable to the Jain Community. The Master Circular has also been updated on the web-site simultaneously.