Who is the Present Chairman of NCST?

The present chairman of NCST is Harsha Chauhan. The NCST is given authority under Article 338(A), among other things, to monitor the implementation of the numerous safeguards afforded to STs under the Constitution, under other laws currently in effect, or under other orders to the Government, as well as to assess how well they are working.

Present Chairman of NCST

Through the 89th Constitution Amendment Act of 2003, which amended Article 338 and added a new article 338(A), NCST was established with effect from February 19, 2004, and is now a part of the Constitution. Its members are comprised of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and 3 more Members who are chosen by the President through a warrant signed with his seal. There should be at least one female member. 

The terms of service for the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and other Members are three years. More than two terms cannot be appointed for the members. The Vice Chairperson has the level of a Minister of State, and other Members have the rank of a Secretary to the Government. The Chairperson has the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister. Currently, Harsha Chauhan is the chairman of NCST.

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  • Presently, NCST's chairman is Harsha Chauhan. On 19 February 2021, the government named Harsh Chauhan as the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes' chairman on Friday, over a year after the position became vacant.

  • The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and other Members have three-year terms of service. The members cannot be appointed to more than two terms.

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