NCBC (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 - Constitutional Bodies)

News-CRUX-10     27th July 2023        
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Context: The appointments of the Chairman and one Member have been made in the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

  • National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) provides low interest loans for income generating activities including traditional occupations and agricultural farms to the members of Backward Classes (urban & rural) having annual family income upto Rs.3.00 Lakh. 
  • These low interest loans are provided through its Channel Partners (agencies nominated by the States/UTs, various scheduled Banks etc.).

 National Commission for Backward Classes

  • The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), a constitutional agency under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, was founded on August 14, 1993. 
  • It was established in accordance with the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, of 1993. 
  • NCBC was established as a project to look into the challenges and conditions faced by the socially and academically underprivileged sections and make suitable recommendations.
  • 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. 
  • It has the authority to examine the welfare measures and complaints regarding the educationally and socially backward classes.