Indian Bare Acts

THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR BACKWARD CLASSES ACT, 1993

Title : THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR BACKWARD CLASSES ACT, 1993

Year : 1993



(1) The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in such lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and tender such advice to the Central Government as it deems appropriate.

(2) The advice of the Commission shall ordinarily be binding upon the Central Government.



The Commission shall, while performing its functions under sub-section (1) of section 9, have all the power of a civil court trying a suit and in particular, in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(a) Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person from any part of India and examining him on oath;

(b) Requiring the discovery and production of any document;

(c) Receiving evidence on affidavits;

(d) Requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;

(e) Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses and documents; and

(f) Any other matter which may be prescribed.



(1) The Central Government may at any time, and shall, at the expiration of ten years from the coming into force of this Act and every succeeding period often years thereafter, undertake revision of the lists with a view to excluding from such lists those classes who have ceased to be backward classes or for including in such lists new backward classes.

(2) The Central Government shall, while undertaking any revision referred to in subsection (1), consult the Commission.

Last updated on August, 2016

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