Bhopal, Dec 17 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government today decided to set up a State Safai Karmachari Commission to make recommendations for removing disparities in status, facilities and opportunities available to sanitary workers under programmes in a time-bound manner.
The decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today.
Mr Chouhan had made an announcement to this effect at Anusuchit Jati Panchayat organised on January 14.
The Commission would comprise a chairman and two members one of which would be a woman, an official release said here.
The Commission would study and evaluate the implementation of the programmes and schemes for socio-economic rehabilitation of sanitary workers. It would also make recommendations about their implementation and look into complaints of sanitary workers besides considering the subjects specified by the state government.
The Commission would hold its meetings from time to time but it would be mandatory for it to hold quarterly meetings. The administrative and financial arrangements for the Commission would be made by the state government.
An annual expenditure of Rs 44.76 lakh is likely to be entailed on setting up of the Commission, the release added.