Safai Karamcharis Current Affairs - 2019
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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.