National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

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    • Recently, The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister of India approved the extension of the tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) for three years beyond 31.3.2022.
      • The major beneficiaries would be the Safai Karamcharis and identified manual scavengers in the country since the NCSK for 3 more years beyond 31.3.2022. 
      • The number of Manual Scavengers identified under the MS Act Survey as of 31.12.2021 is 58098.

    About 

    • The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) was constituted on 12th August 1994 as a statutory body by an Act of Parliament viz. ‘National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993’, for three years.
      • The tenure is extended from time to time through Government Resolutions.
    •  It is acting as a non-Statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

    Functions: 

    • It has been giving its recommendations to the Government regarding specific programmes for the welfare of Safai Karamcharis, studying and evaluating the existing welfare programmes for Safai Karamcharis, investigating cases of specific grievances etc.  
    • It also monitors the implementation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.

    Source:PIB