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Hansraj Gangaram Ahir named as the new NCBC chairperson

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National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC):

Former Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has assumed charge as Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). He is an Agriculturist by profession, read a statement from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. He had been elected four times Member of Parliament from Parliamentary Constituency Chandrapur, Maharashtra and also he was Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. He had been Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India the 16th Lok Sabha.

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About National Commission for Backward Classes:

  • National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was initially constituted by the Central Govt by the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.
  • The National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 (27 of 1993) has been repealed through the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Act, 2018 dated 14.08.2018.
  • The present Commission has been accorded Constitutional Status and constituted through “The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018” Act dated 11.8.2018, whereby Article 338B has been inserted, forming a Commission for the socially and educationally backward classes to be known as National Commission for Backward Classes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • National Commission for Backward Classes Formed:14 August 1993;
  • National Commission for Backward Classes Headquarters: New Delhi.

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