Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission

212, Ramakrishna Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.

Telephone Nos.: 044-24643935 /24935453

 

Origin

The Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission has been constituted as a permanent body under Article 16(4) read with Article 340 of the Constitution of India, in pursuance of the direction given by the Supreme Court of India in Indra Sawhney & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (J.T. 1992 (6) SC 273).

  • The Commission is functioning from 15.3.1993 onwards under the Chairmanship of the retired Judge of High Court.

[G.O.Ms.No.9, Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes
Welfare Department, dated 15.3.1993]

Terms of Reference and Functions

          • The Terms of Reference of the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission are as follows:-

(i)      The Commission shall entertain, examine and recommend upon requests for inclusion and complaints of over-inclusion and under-inclusion in the lists of Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes.
(ii)      Periodic revision of list of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes in this State as and when decided.
(iii)     The Commission shall base its recommendations in the light of the provision contained in Article 16(4) read with relevant provisions of the Constitution of India and various decisions of the Supreme Court bearing on the subject.
(iv)     The Commission shall make recommendations on improved reservation for Christians, Muslims and other Minorities based on their social and educational backwardness.
(v)      The Commission shall examine and recommend upon the demand made by various communities to provide for internal reservation within the reservation provided for Most Backward Classes.
(vi)     The Commission shall examine and make recommendations on any other matter relating to Backward Classes that may be referred to it by Government from time to time.
[G.O.(Ms.) No.52, Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and
Minorities Welfare Department, dated 8.7.2020]

        • Functions of the Commission are quasi judicial in nature.
        • The recommendations / remarks submitted to the Government by the Commission are advisory in nature.
        • The Government classifies Backward Classes based on the reports of the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission.

Constitution

    • The Chairman and Members of the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission are,-

(1)

Justice Thiru M.Thanikachalam
(former Judge of the High Court)

.. Chairman

 

NON-OFFICIAL MEMBERS

 

(2)

Thiru T.Pitchandi, IAS., (retd.)

.. Member

(3)

Thiru T.N.Ramanathan, IAS., (retd.)

.. Member

(4)

Thiru V.Chandrasekaran, IAS., (retd.)

.. Member

(5)

Dr. A.Alagumalai

.. Member

(6)

Dr. M.Sivakumar

.. Member

(7)

Thiru A.Alagirisamy

.. Member

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

 

(8)

Commissioner of Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities Welfare

 

.. Member

(9)

Director of Backward Classes Welfare

.. Member-Secretary

                  • Tenure of the Chairman and Members is 3 (three) years (from 8.7.2020 to 7.7.2023).
                    •  

    (G.O.(Ms.) No.52, Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department, dated 8.7.2020; and
    G.O.(Rt.) No.10, Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department, dated 5.2.2021)

            • Former Judges of High Court who have functioned as the Chairman of the Commission in different periods,-

Sl. No.

Name of the Chairman

Tenure

1.

Justice Thiru K.Shanmugam

15.3.1993 to 15.3.1997

2.

Justice Thiru K.M.Natarajan

17.3.1997 to 14.3.2002

3.

Justice Thiru N.Arumugam

2.12.2002 to 1.12.2005

4.

Justice Thiru M.S.Janarthanam

14.7.2006 to 4.7.2012

5.

Justice Thiru M.S.Janarthanam

28.12.2012 to 27.12.2018

6.

Justice Thiru M.Thanikachalam

8.7.2020 onwards.

 

Petitions / Complaints

      • Petitions and complaints may be sent to the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission in the following address:-

“The Member-Secretary,
Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission,
212, Ramakrishna Mutt Road,
Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.”
E-mail: msbcc@tn.gov.in


Officers nominated under the Right to Information Act, 2005:

Information Officer

Designation

Phone No.

Public Information Officer

Under Secretary

044 – 24643935

Appellate Authority

Member-Secretary

044 – 24643935/28511124

 

Contacts

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Phone No.

1.

Justice Thiru M.Thanikachalam

Chairman

044 – 24935453

2.

Thiru C.Kamaraj, IAS.,

Member-Secretary

044 – 28511124

3.

Thiru V.P.Sritaran

Under Secretary

044 – 24643935

 

Address        :        Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission
                             212, Ramakrishna Mutt Road,
                             Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.

E-mail           :        msbcc@tn.gov.in

Fax              :        044 – 24643935

 

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