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National Commission for Minorities


Delhi Confidential: New Member

November 27, 2021 2:31 am

🔴 After the appointment of Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura as its chairperson several months ago, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has appointed Kesri Kaikhushroo Deboo as an NCM member.

Delhi Confidential: In a flow

November 13, 2021 5:51 am

In a series of tweets, former Union water resource minister Uma Bharti alleged that a power project in Srinagar was violating the rule of environmental flow, which was notified by the Centre in 2018.

Commission takes up minority portrayal in films with CBFC

November 13, 2021 7:57 am

Sources in the Commission point out that the complaints so far have been general and no specifics have been given in the complaints of how the portrayals of minority communities in Indian movies have been inappropriate.

National Minorities commission issues notices to states for failing to provide compensation to anti-sikh riot victims even after 37 years

October 30, 2021 8:29 am

In August this year, the Ministry of Minority Affairs had informed Parliament that the Centre had made a provision of Rs 4.5 crore in the Union Budget for the enhanced compensation for 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.

Ensure no discrimination against Sikh students, reporting timing should be uniform for all: NCM to NTA

September 28, 2021 1:45 pm

The commission said that Sikh students are asked to report at centres for examinations like NEET and JEE hours in advance for scanning of 'Karas' and 'Kirpans'.

Govt's resolve is that everyone feels safe, has share in development: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

September 10, 2021 4:55 pm

Naqvi made the remarks on the occasion of former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura taking charge as the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities.

Who is Iqbal Singh Lalpura, the former cop chosen as national minorities commission head

September 10, 2021 4:29 pm

Lalpura's appointment holds political significance in Punjab, where BJP is facing farmer protests. He is the second Punjab leader to have been chosen for a national post recently.

Vacancies unfilled, minorities panel has only one member

November 23, 2020 2:11 am

The NCM is mandated to have seven members, including a chairperson and vice-chairperson, with a member each from the Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain communities.

Commissions Of Inaction

August 08, 2018 12:31 am

National commissions are white elephants: Expensive and ineffective.

Minorities panel to seek Constitutional status

April 23, 2018 2:12 am

In its present form, NCM has powers to summon officials, including chief secretaries and director generals of police, but has to rely on departments concerned for action against officials.