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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

Last updated on September 15, 2023.

  • (86kb)Sh. Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Hon'ble Chairman, NCM has written to Hon'ble CM, Gujarat requesting to set up Sikh Development Board and Sikh Research Board for the purpose of promoting Punjabi language education, Sikh culture and history in Gujarat.
  • (281kb)Withdrawl/discontinuation of Panel of Community Leaders-reg
  • (376KB)Letter of appriciation for Shri Sukhdev Singh, Chief Secretary, Govt of Jharkhand by Hon'ble Chirman, NCM, Shri Iqbal Singh Lalpura.
  • (2.59MB)Filling up of one(1) post of Legal Officer and (1) post of Librarian and Information Assistant in NCM on deputation basis.


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