Statutory Bodies and Extra Constitutional Bodies in India

Statutory Bodies and Extra Constitutional Bodies in India
An statutory body is an institution of government which is not defined in Constitution of india but it gets its powers, service rules, authority etc by an act of parliament or state legislatures. For Example National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for women etc.

Some Important Statutory Bodies
  1. National Human Rights Commission : K G Balakrishnan(Chairman)
  2. National Commission for Women : Mamta Sharma(Chairperson)
  3. National Commission for Minorities :
  4. National Commission for Backward Classes :
  5. National Law Commission :
  6. National Green Tribunal : Swatantra Kumar
  7. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission : D K Jain(Chairman)
  8. Armed Forces Tribunal :

An extra constitutional body is an institution of government which is not defined in Constitution of india but are established by a resolution(decision) of union cabinet. For Example Planning Commission , National Development Council  etc.

Some Important  Extra Constitutional Bodies
  1. Planning Commission : Manmohan Singh(Chairman), Montek Singh Ahluwaliya(Deputy Chairman)
  2. National Development Council : Montek Singh Ahluwaliya
  3. National Advisory Council : Sonia Gandhi(Chairperson)