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National Commission for BC


National Commission for Backward Classes, an Indian statutory body, was established on 14 August 1993, under the provisions of National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 (Act No. 27 of 1993).

The commission was the outcome of the direction of the Supreme Court in the Mandal case judgement

The NCBC Bill, passed by Lok Sabha in 2017, will insert Article 338B into the Constitution after Articles 338 and 338A which deal with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (SC) and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (ST) respectively.



Section 3 of the Act provides that the Commission shall consist of five Members: a Chairperson who is or has been a judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court; a social scientist; two persons who have special knowledge in matters relating to backward classes; and a Member-Secretary, who is or has been an officer of the Central Government in the rank of a Secretary to GoI.

Their term is of Three years

Current members (As in April 2017)
Chairperson Justice Vangala Eshwaraiah
Secretary - A. K. Mangotra
Member- S.K.Kharventhan
Member - A. K. Saini
Member - Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari


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