I am glad that Government of India has constituted a National Commission for De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (NCDNT) for a period of three years for the purpose of upliftment of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes and to provide them equal opportunity in their education and employment and appointed me as its Chairman
The Commission became functional w.e.f. January 9, 2015 with my joining as Chairman and Shri Shravan Singh Rathod as Member of this Commission. Member Secretary Shri H.K. Dash, IAS Retd., joined the Commission from September, 2015. As may be seen in this report, after joining of Member Secretary and Staff we have a strategy, action plan and road map in place and have taken up the tasks in right spirit from September, 2015.
As Chairman of this Commission, I am privileged to visit several states across the country and noticed the real socio-economic condition of DNT/NT Communities all around. Their pathetic living, in the temporary settlements alongwith family, has been heart-touching. They had submitted their representations in respect of their grievances to the Commission. There are lots of expectations.
I am grateful to the current Government led by Hon’ble Shri Narendra Bhai Modi for constituting the National Commission for De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (NCDNT) for all out development of DNT/NT Communities spread across the country and also for giving me responsibility to lead the Commission.