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NCSK: Cabinet Approves Creation of Posts of Vice-Chairperson and Member

Published on July 06, 2018
Government makes a move with an intention of welfare.
The Union Cabinet has approved creation of one post each of Vice-Chairperson and Member in 

the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis (NCSK).
  • The decision aims at optimizing functioning of NCSK and fulfilling desired objectives of welfare and development of target group.

What is the situation now?

  • At present, it has sanctioned strength of four members and a chairperson.

What will this decision change?

  • With these additional posts, sanctioned strength of NCSK will be one Chairperson, one Vice-Chairperson and five members.

National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)

  • NCSK is statutory body established under National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993.
  • It was established in 1994 to deal with the grievances of persons engaged in manual scavenging.
  • It aims to promote and safeguard interests and rights of Safai Karamcharis and Manual Sacavengers and works for welfare of both.
  • It is mandated to work towards elimination of inequalities in status facilities and opportunities for Safai Karamcharis.
  • It has an important role to ensure rehabilitation of all identified manual scavengers on time-bound basis.
  • Its mandate is to study, evaluate and monitor implementation of various schemes for Safai Karamcharis as autonomous organisation.

Under Section 31 of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013, NCSK perform flowing functions:

  • Monitor implementation of Act.
  • Enquire into complaints regarding contravention of provisions of Act.
  • Advice Central and State Governments for effective implementation of Act.
  • Working for the welfare of both Safai Karamcharis and Manual Sacavengers.
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