2) Discuss the duties of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes. Also discuss the issues associated with the NCBC bill recently passed by the parliament. (250 words)

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Topic– Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

2) Discuss the duties of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes. Also discuss the issues associated with the NCBC bill recently passed by the parliament. (250 words)

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Why this question

NCBC bill was recently passed in the Parliament, which gives constitutional status to NCBC. The related act assigns several functions/ duties to the Parliament. But there are also several issues associated with the body, which need to be discussed upon.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to describe in detail the duties assigned to the NCBC and also write the issues with the relevant bill i.e NCBC bill which has been recently passed by the Parliament.

Directive word

Discuss- This s an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Write a few lines about the earlier NCBC and the role of NCSC in relation to the affairs of the backward classes.

Body-

  • Discuss the duties of NCBC. E.g (i) investigating and monitoring how safeguards provided to the backward classes under the Constitution and other laws are being implemented, (ii) inquiring into specific complaints regarding violation of rights, and (iii) advising and making recommendations on socio-economic development of such classes etc.
  • Discuss the issues associated with the bill. E.g reduced role of the states in determining the backward classes; reliance on caste as a determinant of backwardness which in itself is fraught with several problems; equates SCs/STs with backward classes etc.

ConclusionBased on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.