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Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Commission shall perform all or any of the following functions namely :
    • The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the schedule and hear complaints of wrong inclusion of non-inclusion of any backward class in the Schedule and tender such advice to the State Government as it deems appropriate.
    • To investigate and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards provided for the backward classes under any law for the time being in force of under any order of the State Government and to evaluate the working of such safeguards.
    • To enquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of right and safeguards of the backward classes.
    • To participate and advice on the planning process of socioeconomic development of the backward classes and to evaluate the progress of their development.
    • To present to the State Government annually and at such other times as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of those safeguards.
    • To make in such reports recommendations, as to the measures that should be taken by the State Government for the effective implementation of those safeguards and other measures for the protection, welfare and socio economic development of the backward classes.
    • To discharge such other function in relation to the protection, welfare development and advancement of the backward classes as may be referred to it by the State Government.
  • The State Government shall cause the reports of the commission to be laid before each House of the State Legislature alongwith a memorandum explaining the action taken or Proposed to be taken on the recommendations and the reason for the non-acceptance, if any, of any of such recommendations.
  • The Commission shall, white performing its functions under sub section (1) of section 9, have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit and in particular, in respect of the following matters, namely:
    • Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath.
    • requiring the discovery and production of any documents.
    • receiving evidence on affidavits.
    • requisitioning any public record or copy there or from any court of office.
    • issuing commission for the examination of witnesses and documents and any other matter which may be prescribed.