NEW DELHI: Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party leader George Kurian has been appointed Vice-Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities or NCM. The appointment was made by union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (independent charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
The central government on May 24 nominated five people, including Mr Kurian, to the NCM’s vice-chairperson post that had been lying vacant for over two months. Former national secretary of BJP’s minority wing, Gairul Hasan Rizvi, is the NCM’s Chairman.
The National Commission for Minorities is responsible for safeguarding the constitutional rights of minorities in India.
Former Maharashtra minister Sulekha Kumbhare, Jain representative from Gujarat Sunil Singhi, and Parsi representative Vada Dasturji Khurshed Kaikobad Dastoor are the other members of the NCM.