National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Current Affairs

National Commission for Safai Karamcharis: Cabinet approves creation of posts of Vice-Chairperson and Member

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. At present, it has sanctioned strength of four members and a chairperson. With this 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 important role to ensure rehabilitation of all identified manual scavengers on time-bound basis. It is 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 welfare of both Safai Karamcharis and Manual Sacavengers.

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New website and mobile app of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis launched

The Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched new website and mobile application of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK). It was launched by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot in New Delhi.

Key Facts

The new website is very user-friendly and as per Central Government Guidelines for official websites. It is comprehensive website giving complete details about Commission viz. its composition, mandate, manner of filing complaints, details of visits undertaken by its Chairman and Members, etc.

It also facilitates petitioners to file their grievances and complaints, etc. on-line on website and thereafter track them. Simultaneously, petitioner can also lodge their grievances and complaints through their android mobile phones by using NCSK App which can be downloaded from Google Play Store free of cost.

National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)

The NCSK was established in 1994 to deal with the grievances of persons engaged in manual scavenging. It has a sanctioned strength of four members and a chairperson. It is statutory body established under National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993. It aims to promote and safeguard the interests and rights of Safai Karamcharis. Its mandate is to study, evaluate and monitor the implementation of various schemes for Safai Karamcharis as an autonomous organisation.

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