|Which of the following statements about the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) is incorrect?|
|1. NCSC is a non-constitutional statutory body.|
|2. NCSC still performs similar functions with regard to other backward classes as it does in respect of SCs.|
|3. The responsibility for laying before the Parliament, the report of the commission along with the action taken on the report rests with the President.|
|4. NCSC also participates in the planning process of the government for development of SCs.|
|Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) 1 and 4
C) 1, 2 and 3
D) 1, 2 and 4
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Statement 1 is correct because NCSC is a constitutional body set up under Article 338 of the Constitution. The commission went through many changes over the years and initially it functioned as a body for both SCs and STs. Later on in 2004 Separate Commissions for SCs and STs were created after the 89th Constitution Amendment Act of 2003 which provided for bifurcating the combined National Commission for SCs and STs.
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