The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) will examine requests for including any class of citizens as a backward class in the central list of backward classes under Section 9 (1) of the National Commission for Backward Classes Act (Act No. 27 of 1993), and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and tender such advice to the Central Government as it deems appropriate. And such advice of the Commission shall ordinarily be binding upon the Central Government under Section 9 (2) of the Act.
The Commission consisting of Chairperson, Justice M.N. Rao, Member S.K. Khanventhan, Member Deepak Katole and Member Secretary Chitra Chopra will hold a public hearing on 24th February 2011 at 10.00 a. m. at Seminary Hall, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa regarding the request received by this Commission from Goa Government/representatives, listed below for their inclusion in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for the State of Goa.
Castes /Communities with respect to which public hearing is to be held is Teli (including Christian Teli), Shimpi (including Christian Shimpi), Christian Renders, Komarpants, Thakar, Satarkar, Chari/Mesta, Nadaf, Pinjar, Mansoori and Quraishi, Kasab, Kasai.
The associations, oragnisation and individuals from the above castes, sub-castes and communities are requested to appear before the Bench of the Commission as per the above programme and furnish all available data regarding the same. Any other associations, organizations, and individuals who have any views to express in the matter of the aforesaid castes/communities can also be present.