NCBC is a statutory body that examines requests for inclusion of castes in Central OBC list.
National Commission for Backward Classes(NCBC) is processing the request for the approval of about 80 more castes in six States
Cabinet approves the additions and brings legislation, President notifies the change
reservation of seats in educational institutions, financial assistance, scholarships, free housing etc.
105th Amendment to Constitution to re-affirm States’ right to maintain their own OBC lists
102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status
examine complaints and welfare measures regarding socially and educationally backward classes.
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Two Backward Class Commissions were appointed in 1950s and 1970s under Kaka Kalelkar and B.P. Mandal respectively
Indra Sawhney case of 1992, Supreme Court had directed the government to create a permanent body to entertain, examine and recommend the inclusion and exclusion of various Backward Classes for the purpose of benefits and protection
1993 and constituted the NCBC
conditions of service and tenure of office of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and other Members is determined by President
Commission consists of five members including a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and three other Members appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal.
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