Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has announced the appointment of former Madras High Court Judge Justice Sivakumar as the Chairperson of the newly-constituted State Commission for SC/STs.
Punitha Pandian is the Vice-Chairperson, while Kumaradevan, Ezhil Elangovan, K.M. Leelavathi Dhanraj from Kakkabe in Kodagu, P. Elanchezian and K. Raghupathy are the Members and they will have a three-year term.
The Commission will suggest appropriate legal and welfare measures to be undertaken by the Government for the upliftment of people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The Commission’s Office is located at Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.
Leelavathi Dhanraj hails from Yavakapadi village near Kakkabbe in Kodagu and is the daughter of Kudiyara Muthappa and Kaveramma couple. She is married to Dhanraj, a resident of Radhapuram in Kanyakumari.
Leelavathi studied at Kakkabe and at St. Joseph’s College in Madikeri. She pursued her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in Mangaluru and completed her MSW from Annamalai University.