GK Questions and Answers on National Commission for Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes
Do you know about National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes? What are the functions of these constitutional bodies? In this article, 10 questions and answers with explanation are given related to National Commissions for Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes which will be helpful in the preparation of several competitive examinations.
National Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes commissions are two separate constitutional body. Main work of these commissions is to protect the interests of National Scheduled Castes and Tribes in the country.
1. The National Commission for Schedule Caste was established under……..of Indian Constitution.
(a) Article 338
(b) Article 250
(c) Article 180
(d) Article 142
Explanation: The establishment of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has been done under Article 338.
2. Which of the following is not matched correctly?
(a) National Commission for Women: 1992
(b) National Minorities Commission: 1993
(c) National Backward Classes Commission: 2002
(d) National Child Rights Protection Commission: 2007
Explanation: National Backward Classes Commission Act was made in 1993.
3. Which of the following is the constitutional body?
(a) National Child Rights Protection Commission
(b) National Backward Classes Commission
(c) National Minorities Commission
(d) National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Explanation: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is a constitutional body while the other commissions are statutory commissions which have been established by the Act of Parliament.
4. Who appoints the Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes?
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Lok Sabha Speaker
(d) None of the following
Explanation: The Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes is appointed by the President of India.
5. Which of the following is not the function of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes?
(a) Providing Constitutional protection to Scheduled Castes
(b) To investigate any case that violates the interests of Scheduled Castes
(c) To submit the report to the Prime Minister related to the protection of Scheduled Castes
(d) None of the above
Explanation: This Commission prepares the progress report of the schedule castes and submits it to the President of India.
6. Which constitution amendment has recommended the establishment of a commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
(a) 41st Constitutional Amendment
(b) 65th Constitutional Amendment
(c) 82nd Constitutional Amendment
(d) 76th Constitutional Amendment
Explanation: A commission for National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe was set up after 65th Constitutional Amendment.
7. How long is the tenure of Chairman of the National Scheduled Tribes Commission?
(a) 5 years
(b) 6 years
(c) 4 years
(d) Not fixed, he remains at the post till the pleasure of the President of India
Explanation: The tenure of the Chairman of the National Scheduled Tribes Commission is not fixed; he remains at the post till the pleasure of the president of India. But as a tradition his tenure is fixed for 3 years.
8. Who is the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes at present?
(a) Rameshwar Oraav
(b) Girija Vyas
(c) Nanda Kumar Sai
(d) Neeraja Kumar
Explanation: At present, Nand Kumar Sai is the President of the National Scheduled Tribe Commission.
9. When was National Scheduled Tribes Commission set up?
Explanation: The National Scheduled Tribes Commission has come into existence since 2004.
10. Article 330 to 342 of Indian Constitution belong to…..
(a) All India Services
(b) Election Commission
(c) Village Panchayats
(d) Reservation and Representation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes in Lok Sabha
Explanation: Reservation and Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Lok Sabha.