Government of India
National Commission for Minorities
5th Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Ph. No.: 24601752 Fax No.: 24693302
The Union Government set up the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Five
religious communities, viz; Muslims,
Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis)
have been notified as
minority communities by the Union Government. Further
vide notification detail 27th Jan 2014, Jains have also been
notified as minority community. The Commission has one
Chairperson and five Members
represented five minority communities. At present Chairperson
is Naseem Ahmad and the post of Vice Chairperson is vacant. Sh. Dadi E. Mistry are the present Members.
Andhra Pradesh , Assam , Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi , Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have also set up State Minorities Commissions in their respective States. Their offices are located in the State capitals. The functions of these Commissions, inter-alia, are to safeguard and protect the interests of minorities provided in the Constitution and laws enacted by Parliament and the State Legislatures.
Aggrieved persons belonging to the minority communities may approach the concerned State Minorities Commissions for redressal of their grievances. They may also send their representations, to the National Commission for Minorities, after exhausting all remedies available to them. Complaints taken up by the Commission are featured on its website http://www.ncm.nic.in .