10/04/2017 9:29 PM IST | Updated 10/04/2017 9:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha Approves Bill To Accord Constitutional Status To National Commission For Backward Classes 

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NEW DELHI -- The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to accord constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

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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