Cabinet okays extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years
New Delhi, January 20, 2022
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension of the tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) for three years beyond March 31 this year.
The total financial implication of the extension would be approximately Rs 43.68 crore.
The major beneficiaries would be the Safai Karamcharis and identified manual scavengers. The number of scavengers identified under the MS Act Survey as of December 31, 2021, is 58,098, an official press release said.
The NCSK was established in the year 1993 as per the provisions of the NCSK Act 1993 initially for the period up to March 31, 1997. Later the validity of the Act was initially extended up to March 31, 2002 and thereafter up to February 29, 2004. The NCSK Act ceased to have effect from that date.
Thereafter the tenure of the NCSK has been extended as a non-statutory body from time to time through resolutions. The tenure of the present Commission is up to March 31.