1Short 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 ...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-"Backward classes" means such backward classes of citizens other than the Scheduled Castes and the Schedul...
3Constitution 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...
4Term 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...
5Officers 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...
6Salaries 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...
7Vacancies, 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...
8Procedure 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...
9Functions 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...
10Powers 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  ...
11Periodic 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 ...
12Grants 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...
13Accounts 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...
14Annual report
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...
15Annual 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...
16Chairperson, 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 ...
17Power 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...
18Power 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 ...
19Repeal 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 ...
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