On April 14, 2021, Union Minister of Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the ‘NCSC Grievance Management Portal’ (NCSC – National Commission for Scheduled Castes) – an Online Grievance Management portal for submission of complaints about atrocities against citizens who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SC).
- It was launched on the occasion of the 130th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr B. R. Ambedkar (on April 14).
- The portal has been designed in collaboration with the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG-N), a Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
NCSC Grievance Portal
- Using the portal, the SC population of India can register complaints from any part of India, it will help in addressing complaints in a time-bound manner.
- The portal will facilitate an end-to-end e-filing of complaints and grievances and their tracking.
- Facility to upload documents and audio/video files are also available in the portal, it will supplement the physical submission of complaints and grievances.
- The portal is intended to make the hearing process similar to India’s e-Courts project.
National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
- It is a constitutional body set up under Article 338 of the Constitution of India.
- It was set up to provide safeguards against exploitation of SC & Anglo Indian Communities to promote and protect their social, educational, economic and cultural interests.
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i.On February 24, 2021, Former Union Minister Vijay Sampla assumed charge as chairman of the 6th National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) in New Delhi, Delhi. He was appointed by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
About National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC):
It comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Chairman – Vijay Sampla
Headquarters – New Delhi