The Centre on Thursday approved the extension of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis’ (NCSK) tenure by three years.
The Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the proposal to extend the tenure of NCSK till March 2016. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment proposed an amount of `11.50 crore for the extended period.
According to its proposal, the continuation of the commission will help in fulfilling the desired objectives for the welfare and development of the target group.
The ministry also underlined the need to monitor various initiatives of the Centre for the welfare of safai karamcharis in general, and to address the problem of manual scavenging, in particular. The commission functions for the uplift of safai karamcharis, evaluation of the implementation of measures taken for their welfare, to make suitable recommendations to the Centre in this regard and to investigate grievances.