Short title, extent and commencement
This Act may be called the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.It shall ...
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-"Backward classes" means such backward classes of citizens other than the Scheduled Castes and the Schedul...
Constitution of National Commission for Backward Classes
The Central Government shall constitute a body to be known as the National Commission for Backward Classes to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perf...
Term of office and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members
Every Member shall hold office for a term of three years from the date he assumes office.A Member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Centr...
Officers and other employees of the Commission
The Central Government shall provide the Commission with such officers and employees as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the fu...
Salaries and allowances to be paid out of grants
The salaries and allowances payable to the Chairperson and Members and the administrative expenses, including salaries, allowances and pensions pa...
Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Commission
No act or proceeding of the Commission shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Commission...
Procedure to be regulated by the Commission
The Commission shall meet as and when necessary at such time and place as the Chairperson may think fit.The Commission shall regulate its own proc...
Functions of the Commission
The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or unde...
Powers of the Commission
The Commission shall, while performing its functions under sub-section (1) of section 9, have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit and ...
Periodic revision of lists by the Central Government
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 of ten ...
Grants by the Central Government
The Central Government shall, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to the Commission by way of grants such sums o...
Accounts and audit
The Commission shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed by th...
The Commission shall prepare, in such form and at such time, for each financial year, as may be prescribed, its annual report, giving a full accoun...
Annual report and audit report to be laid before Parliament
The Central Government shall cause the annual report, together with a memorandum of action taken on the advice tendered by the Commission under sectio...
Chairperson, Members and employees of the Commission to be Public Servants
The Chairperson, Members and employees of the Commission shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 ...
Power to make rules
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act.In particular, and without prejudi...
Power to remove difficulties
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make ...
Repeal and saving
The National Commission for Backward Classes Ordinance, 1993 (Ord. 23 of 1993) is hereby repealed.Not with standing such repeal, anything done or any action ...