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Government Logo National Commission for Minorities
Ministry of Minority Affairs
Government of India
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The Union Government set up the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Initially five religious communities, viz., Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) were notified as minority communities by the Union Government. Further vide notification dated 27th January 2014, Jains were also notified as another minority community.

Union Government constituted National Commission for Minorities, New Delhi and State Government constituted State Minorities Commissions in their respective State Capitals. These organisations are set-up to safeguard and protect the interests of minorities as provided in the Constitution of India and laws enacted by the Parliament and the State Legislatures.

Aggrieved persons belonging to the minority communities may approach the concerned State Minorities Commissions for redressal of their grievances. Moreover,they may also send their representations to the National Commission for Minorities, after exhausting all other official mechanism of remedies available to them. Persons belonging to Minority Community can call National Commission for Minorities on the Toll Free No. 1800-11-00-88.

For any query related to any scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs, please call Helpline number 1800-11-20-01.

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Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
Hon'ble Union Minister of Minority Affairs
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Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura
Hon'ble Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities
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Latest Notifications

  • Letter of appriciation for Shri Sukhdev Singh, Chief Secretary, Govt of Jharkhand by Hon'ble Chirman, NCM, Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura.
  • Hon’ble Chairman, NCM, Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura held a meeting with a delegation from Australia on 4.3.2023 at NCM to discuss efforts being made by the Government of India to promote the welfare of Minority communities in India.
  • Hon'ble Chairman, NCM has written letters on 16.2.2023 to the following States/UTs - Odisha, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and #ammuAndKashmir, seeking information on the status of 1984 Sikh Riots relief packages/compensation.
  • Panel of Community Leaders in States/UTs.
  • Filling up of one(1) post of Legal Officer and (1) post of Librarian and Information Assistant in NCM on deputation basis.
  • Visit of Ms.Rinchen Lhamo, Hon'ble Member and Sh.A . Sengupta, Under Secretary (G&R) of the Commission which was planned on 30 Jan,2023 to look into the matter regarding the issue of land disputed area in Haldwani, Nainital District , Uttrakhand State wiil be postponed till completion of land survey as DM, Nainital has requested to postpone the visit as the survey of area is in process and will end in 10 days as mentioned in letter.


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