Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill 2017 for NCBC

   On July 31, 2017, Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill, 2017 for setting up of a National Commission for Backward Classes was passed by Rajya Sabha after dropping an important clause.

Rajya Sabha passed the bill by dropping Clause 3 which pertains to the insertion of a new article 338B about the constitution and powers of the National Commission for Backward Classes.
One amendment sought increase in the number of members of the proposed commission from three to five with reservation for a member from a minority community and another for women. 

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