The bill to be introduced in Parliament proposes:
Insertion of a new Clause (26C) under Article 366 to define Socially and Educationally Backward Classes;
Insertion of provision after Articles 341 and 342 viz. 342 A to provide for Parliament's approval for every inclusion into and exclusion from the Central List of Other Backward Classes;
Repeal of National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993, and Rules framed there under;
Dissolution of the Commission constituted under the Act of 1993;
Composition of the new Commission, i.e. National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, with a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and three other Members.
Set up in 1993, the NCBC was entrusted with examining requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and advice central government on the matter.
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