What is National Commission for Minorities Act?

National Commission for Minorities Act was enacted in 1992 to constitute a National Commission for Minorities and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The commission works for the development of the recognized minorities in India. The commission is mandated to have one chairperson, a vice-chairperson and 5 members. The six religious communities notified as minority communities in India:

  • Muslims
  • Christians
  • Sikhs
  • Buddhists
  • Zoroastrians/Parsis
  • Jains

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