Recommendations of NCSK Report

IAS Prelims 2023

Annual Report 2014-15 of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis presented to Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot.

current affairsIn the Annual Report, the Commission has made various recommendations for consideration by the Government. Commission’s main recommendations include:

(i) making the Commission a permanent and statutory body with powers of Civil Court to lend it more credibility,

(ii) The Contract system should be abolished and also to ensure payment of minimum wages for Safai Karamcharis,

(iii) Death victims among Safai Karamcharis should be compensated with a minimum Rs.10.00 Lakh as has already been ordered by the Supreme Court,

(iv) Protection of rights, ensuring risk allowance, implementation of effective financing schemes for rehabilitation of Safai Karamcharis, etc.,

Need for strengthening the Commission with regard to budget allocations as well as staff strength was also discussed. It was also brought to the notice of the Minister that the Commission’s current tenure is soon to expire on 31st March, 2016.

It was discussed whether the Commission’s tenure is to be extended further pending granting a permanent status.

While presenting the Report, the Commission has appraised the Minister about a series of actions taken to implement “The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013”