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Vijay Sampla named chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Date: 01 March 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Former Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and ex-BJP MP, Vijay Sampla,  took charge as chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC).
  • Sampla is the former MP from Hoshiarpur in Punjab and MoS from 2014-2019. He said the Commission would engage with the government when it came to planning socio-economic development schemes for SCs and prevention of atrocities against them.
  • The post had been vacant since BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria’s term ended in May 2020. The delay in filling the vacancy of the chairman’s post as well as vice-chairman and members had been taken up by an NGO that moved the Supreme Court.