New National Commission for Backward Classes to be constituted under Article 338 B

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017, 30

The new National Commission for Backward Classes will be constituted under Article 338B. It will function as a constitutional authority and will function in the same manner as the National commission for Scheduled Castes under Article 338 and Scheduled Tribes under Article 338A.

About the New Commission:
  • The new Commission was inserted in constitution through 123rd constitution amendment bill, which has replaced the current National Commission for Backward classes act, 1993 and its rules framed under the act.
  • The new National Commission will exercise the function of hearing the complaints, grievances of socially and educationally backward classes.
  • It has the powers of a Civil Court which will look into the complaints and greivances.
  • New commission also has the duty of advising of the socio economic development of the socially and educationally backward classes and evaluate the progress of their development.

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