Mr Justice Vangala Eswaraiah, former acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, has taken over as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
The NCBC has been set up under the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993, pursuant to the direction of the Supreme Court in the Mandal case judgement for setting up a national body for Backward Classes at the Centre as a permanent body.
The Commission’s last Chairperson was Mr Justice M. N. Rao, a retired Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.
Mr Justice Eswaraiah obtained his bachelor’s degree in Science from City Science College at Hyderabad and a Law Degree from Law College of Osmania University.
He practised as a lawyer and worked as a Government Pleader from January, 1990 to December, 1994.
He was appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh on May 17, 1999 and as Judge with effect from April 20, 2000.
He performed the duties of the Chief Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh in 2012 and retired as such on attaining the age of superannuation on March 9 this year.