Wednesday, February 23, 2011

National Commission to review the working of the Constitution(NCRWC)

National Commission to review the working of the Constitution
National Commission to review the working of the Constitution was set by NDA Government of INDIA  led by Vajpayee on 22 February, 2000. It was headed by Justice M.N Venkatachaliah . the Commission submitted its report on 31st March 2002.

   The Commission submitted its report in two volumes  to the Government on 31st March, 2002. The report could be seen at  the following hyperlinks :
 Accordingly, on 23 February 2000, the President of India appointed Justice Shri M.N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India as the Chairperson of the Commission and the following persons as the other Members of the Commission:

1.     Justice Shri B.P. Jeevan Reddy, Chairman, Law Commission of India
2.                       Justice Shri R.S. Sarkaria, former Judge, Supreme Court of India
3.                       Justice Shri Kottapalli Punnayya, former Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court
4.                       Shri P.A.Sangma, former Speaker, Lok Sabha; and Member of Parliament
5.                       Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, Attorney General for India
6.                       Shri K. Parasaran, Senior Advocate and former Attorney General for India
7.                       Dr.Subhash C. Kashyap, former Secretary General, Lok Sabha
8.                       Shri C.R. Irani, Chief Editor and Managing Director, The Statesman
9.                       Dr. Abid Hussain, former Ambassador of India in the USA
10.                   Smt. Sumitra G. Kulkarni, former Member of Parliament, (Rajya Sabha)

Dr. Raghbir Singh, Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs (Legislative Department) was asked to look after the work of the Secretary to the Commission immediately and on his superannuation, he was appointed  as the Secretary to the Commission with effect from 1  April  2000.

Issues of Social Justice :
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward
Classes – An unfinished national Agenda

About castes in India at Present position :


  1. Thanks for the link. It was helpful getting to the resource.

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  3. What is the status of recommendations? Are they being considered or have been denied?

    1. They have been denied as paer an article in times of India although there is no other reliable source talkinng about it.

      "The Justice Sarkaria Commission and the Justice Venkatachaliah Commission looked into the matter and laid down broad guidelines which, however, have not been accepted by successive Union governments."