- IntroducedLok SabhaApr 05, 2017Gray
- PassedLok SabhaApr 10, 2017Gray
- PassedRajya SabhaAug 06, 2018Gray
- PassedLok SabhaAug 09, 2018Gray
- The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot on April 5, 2017.
- Repeal: The Bill seeks to repeal the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The Act established the National Commission for Backward Classes. The Commission has the power to examine requests for inclusion and exclusion of backward classes, and advise the central government in this regard.
- The Bill was introduced alongside the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 that provides for setting up of the National Commission of Backward Classes under the Constitution. The Statements of Objects and Reasons of the repealing Bill clarifies that after the setting up of the National Commission of Backward Classes under the Constitution, the Act will become redundant, and therefore, may be repealed.
- Effect of repeal: The Bill states that the repeal of the Act will not affect: (i) any rights, privileges or liabilities acquired under the Act, (ii) any penalty incurred because of previous violation of the Act, or (iii) other acts that may have been done under previous operation of the Act.
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