List of Indian commissions

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Commissions are constituted by the Government of India either in ad hoc or permanent basis, to guide, advice or provide solutions to various issues coming under the concerned ministry.

List of commissions[edit]

Permanent commissions[edit]

No. Commission Formed Objectives Ministry Website
1 Atomic Energy Commission of India 3 August 1948
  • Plan and implement various measures on sound technical and economic principles and free from all non-essential restrictions or needlessly elastic rules in the field of atomic energy
Department of Atomic Energy aec.gov.in
2 Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices 1965
  • Stabilize agricultural prices
  • Meaningful real income levels to farmers
  • Essential agricultural commodities at reasonable prices
Ministry of Agriculture (India) cacp.dacner.nic.in
3 National Commission for Backward Classes[1] 14 August 1993
  • Consider inclusions in and exclusions from the lists of castes notified as backward for the purpose of job reservations
  • Advice to the Central Government on such matters
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment ncdc.nic.in
4 National Commission on Cattle 2002
  • Suggest ways of improving the condition of cattle
Ministry of Agriculture (India) dahd.nic.in
5 Competition Commission of India 14 October 2003 cci.gov.in
6 National Statistical Commission 1 June 2005
  • Reduce the problems faced by statistical agencies in the country in relation to collection of data.
  • Special emphasis on ensuring collection of unbiased data so as to restore public trust in the figures released by the Government.
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation mospi.nic.in
7 Telecom Commission[2] 1989
  • responsible for policy formulation, licensing, wireless spectrum management, administrative monitoring of PSUs, research and development and standardization/validation of equipment etc.[3]
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology[4] dot.gov.in
8 Election Commission 25 January 1950 Constitutional Autonomous Body
  • conducts the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India,parliament,State Legislative assemblies and legislative councils[5]
eci.nic.in
9 Chief Labour Commissioner 1945
  • Prevention and settlement of industrial disputes through conciliation/mediation.
  • Enforcement of Labour Laws and Rules made there under in Central Sphere.
  • Quasi-Judicial functions.
  • Verification of Trade Union membership etc.[6]
clc.gov.in
10 Planning Commission 1950
  • Formulates India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions[7]
planningcommission.nic.in / planningcommission.org
11 Law Commission 1955
  • Reforming the Law For Maximising Justice in Society and Promoting Good Governance under the Rule of Law[8]
Ministry of Law & Justice[9] lawcommissionofindia.nic.in
12 Finance Commission 22 November 1951 Autonomous Constitutional Body fincomindia.nic.in
13 Human Rights Commission 12 October 1993 Autonomous Constitutional Body nhrc.nic.in
14 University Grants Commission 28 December 1953
  • Coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education.
  • It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognized universities and college.
Ministry of Human Resource Development ugc.ac.in
15 Vigilance Commission (CVC) February 1964
  • To address governmental corruption
cvc.nic.in
16 Knowledge Commission 13 June 2005 knowledgecommission.gov.in
17 National Commission for Women 1992 * protecting and promoting the interests of women in India ncw.nic.in
18 Scheduled Tribes Commission 19 February 2004 * protection, welfare and development & advancement of the Scheduled Tribes ncst.nic.in
19 Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector 2004 Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises nceuis.nic.in
20 Census Commission 1872 Ministry of Home Affairs
21 Central Forestry Commission 1965
22 Central Water Commission 1945 Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation [6]
23 Electronics Commission 1971
24 Commission for Additional Sources of Energy 21 March 1981
25 Rashtriya Barh Ayog (National Flood Commission) 1976 Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
26 Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission 1972
27 Khadi and Village Industries Commission 1957 MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES [7]
28 Space Commission 1962 [8]
29 Staff Selection Commission 1 July 1976 Department of Personnel and Training [9]
30 National judicial appointments commission Transferring of judges to higher judiciary

Ad hoc commissions[edit]

No. Commission Year Objectives
1 States Reorganisation Commission 1955
  • Recommend the reorganization of state boundaries
2 Kothari Commission 1964
  • To formulate the general principles and guidelines for the development of education at all levels
  • To advise the government on a standardized national pattern of education in India
3 Kapur Commission 1966
  • To inquiry into the conspiracy that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
4 Khosla Commission 1970
5 Mandal Commission 1980
  • Identified over 450 backward classes comprising 52% of the country's population
  • Recommended 27% of the seats in academic institutions and jobs in Govt. organisations for these classes.
6 Sarkaria Commission 1983
  • To examine the balance of power between centre and state and suggest reforms
  • Gave appropriate recommendations on appointment of Governor.
7 Mukherjee Commission 1999
8 Nanavati Commission 2000
9 Narendran Commission 2000
  • Study and report the representation of Backward Classes in the State public services.
10 National Commission to review the working of the Constitution February 2000
  • Suggested changes in the electoral laws, setting up a national judicial commission for appointing judges and election of the Prime Minister by Lok Sabha.
11 Nanavati-Shah commission 2002
  • To probe the Godhra train burning incident and the post-Godhra carnage, 2002
12 Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities 2004

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