NEW DELHI -- The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to accord constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 passed in Lok Sabha.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 10, 2017
The Amendment Bill, which requires two-third majority for passage, was approved by the House with 360 members voting in favour of it with the Opposition expressing apprehensions that it would impair the power of states.
The constituted Commission will hear the grievances of socially and educationally backward classes, which has been discharged till now by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
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