NEW DELHI: After the clean up drive at the Raj Bhawans, the NDA Government is likely to take up appointments at autonomous bodies under the Central Government. Sources said the government may soon take a decision on the appointment of new Vice-Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) -- an autonomous body to deal with disasters under the Ministry for Home Affairs. Current NDMA Vice-Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy, a Congress politician from Andhra Pradesh, is likely to be replaced soon.
Similarly, the government will replace Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) P L Punia, a Congress politician from Uttar Pradesh. Rameshwar Oraon, another Congress politician from Jharkhand, and currently serving as Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, will also step down. Oraon was given second term by the UPA regime after he completed his three year tenure in October 2013. “The government will review the posting in cultural, labour and academic institutions come under the HRD, Labour and Culture Ministry,” sources said.