Consider the following statements:

  1. National Commission for Backward Classes is a statutory body
  2. It has been empowered to look into the grievances of persons of Other Backward Classes

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Second statement is incorrect because National Commission for Backward Classes has not yet been empowered to look into the grievances of persons of Other Backward Classes. Under Article 338(5) read with Article 338(10) of the Constitution, National Commission for Scheduled Castes is the competent authority to look into all the grievances, rights and safeguards relating to Backward Classes.

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