Centre ensures place for Madiga member in Scheduled Caste panel.

Syllabus: GS-I, Subject: Society and Social Justice, Topic: Welfare schemes, mechanisms, laws and institutions related to SCs, Issue: National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)

Context: The Union government to constitute the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) with at least one member from the Madiga community.

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)

  • A constitutional body established in 1990 under Article 338A of the Indian Constitution.
  • Composition: The NCSC is headed by a Chairperson, a vice-chairperson, and three other members appointed by the President of India.


  • Protection from exploitation of SCs and ensure their safety and security.
  • Promoting social, educational, and economic development of SC communities.
  • Safeguarding constitutional rights of SCs guaranteed by the constitution.
Madiga Community is a Scheduled Caste mainly concentrated in states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

They argue that they are crowded out of benefits of reservation by the relatively dominant Mala community.

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