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Recently, who was appointed as the Chairman of National Commission for Minorities?
1. None of these
2. Suresh N. Patel
3. Iqbal Singh Lalpura
4. K. Sivan

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Iqbal Singh Lalpura

The correct answer is Iqbal Singh Lalpura.

 

  • Former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura has been appointed chairman of the National Commission for Minorities.
    • National Commission for Minorities (NCM) was set up under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
    • It Monitors the working of the safeguards for minorities provided in the Constitution and in laws enacted by Parliament and the state legislatures.
    • At present National Commission for Minorities functions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.​

 

  • Composition:
    • NCM consists of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and five members, and all of them shall be from amongst the minority communities.
    • A total of 7 persons to be nominated by the Central Government should be from amongst persons of eminence, ability, and integrity.
    • Each member holds office for a period of three years from the date of assumption of office.
  • Other constitutional provisions to safeguard the Minorities:
    • Article 15 and 16
    • Article 25
    • Article 26
    • Article 28
    • Article 29
    • Article 30
    • Article 350-B:
      • The 7th Constitutional (Amendment) Act 1956 inserted this article which provides for a Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities appointed by the President of India.

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