National Commission for Backward Classes
- National Commission for Backward Classes is a Constitutional body set up through the 123rd constitutional amendment bill 2018 and 102nd amendment act under the provisions of Article 338B of Indian Constitution. The commission consists of one chairman and five Members with the term of three years.
- The National Commission for Backward Classes is vested with the responsibility of considering inclusions in and exclusions from the lists of communities notified as backward for the purpose of job reservations. The commission tenders the needful advice to the Central Government on the issues related to the backward classes and the commission has the powers of a civil court.
- The National Commission for Backward Classes is not yet empowered to look into the grievances of persons of Other Backward Classes. This responsibility continues to be vested with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. National Commission for Backward classes is the successor of the National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NCSEBC).
Bhagwan Lal Sahni who hails from Bihar has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes. Further Kaushalendra Singh Patel and Acharya Talloju have been appointed as the members of the commission.