The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Extension of tenure of the National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis (NCSK) beyond 31.3.2019 for three years.
The NCSK was established in the year 1993 as per the provisions of the NCSK Act 1993 initially for the period upto 31.3.1997. Later the validity of the Act was initially extended upto 31.3.2002 and thereafter upto 29.2.2004. The NCSK Act ceased to have effect from 29.2.2004.
After the tenure of the NCSK has been extended as a non-statutory body from time to time. The tenure of the present Commission is upto 31.3.2019.
The major beneficiaries of the proposal would be the SafaiKaramcharis and persons engaged in manual scavenging in the country since the NCSK will work for their welfare and upliftment.
About National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis (NCSK)
The National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis (NCSK) is a statutory body that looks into matters concerning the Safai Karamcharis’ welfare and makes recommendations to the government
The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis seeks to study, evaluate and monitor the implementation of various schemes for Safai Karamcharis as an autonomous organisation and also to provide redressal of their grievances.
It make periodical reports to the Central and State Governments on any matter concerning Safai Karamcharis, taking into account any difficulties or disabilities being encountered by Safai Karamcharis.
Investigate specific grievances and take suo moto notice of matters relating to non-implementation of programmes or schemes in respect of any group of Safai Karamcharis, measures for the social and economic upliftment of Safai Karamcharis and take up such matters with the concerned authorities or with the Central or State Governments.