Government of India appointed Justice Vangala Eswaraiah, former Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on 23 September 2013.He was succeeded by Justice M. N. Rao, a retired Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.
About Justice V. Eswaraiah
• Justice V. Eswaraiah was born on 10 March 1951 at Nemillakalva Village, Valigonda Mandal, Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
• Enrolled as an Advocate in 1978.
• Practiced as lawyer mainly in High court and Civil Courts in Hyderabad.
• Handled several Civil, Criminal and Constitution matters. Worked as Government Pleader for 5 years from January 1990 to December 1994 and Standing Counsel of A.P.D.D.C.L. and Nalgonda District co-op. Central Bank, etc.
• He was appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 17 May 1999.
• He was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high court on 4 June 2012.
• He retired from the office of Chief justice of Andhra Pradesh on 9 March 2013.
About National Commission for Backward Classes
• The National Commission for Backward Classes has been set up under the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993, pursuant to the direction of the Supreme Court in the Mandal case judgement for setting up a national body for Backward Classes at the Centre as a permanent body.
• The Commission shall consist of five Members, comprising of a Chairperson who is or has been a judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court, a social scientist, two persons, who have special knowledge in matters relating to backward classes, and a Member-Secretary, who is or has been an officer of the Central Government.
When: 23 September 2013