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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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Minister Photo
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Hon'ble Union Minister of Minority Affairs
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Chairperson Photo
Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura
Hon'ble Chairperson of National Commission for Minorities
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Latest Notifications

Last updated on May 05, 2022.

  • Allocation of work of National Commission for Minorities amongst the Members of the Commission
  • NCM's letter to Chief Secretary, Jharkhand regarding maintaining the purity and cleanniness of Shri Sammet Sikharji Hill.
  • Mobile App for Complaint Management Sysyem named NCMCMS is available on Play Store. NCMCMS enable the submission of grievances by citizens from anywhere and to track their Grievances
  • Constitutional Provisions for Minorities.
  • Minority Benefits (Collection of Schemes)
  • Schemes for Minorities along with details of budget allocation, targets &achievements.


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