National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions was established to protect and safeguard the educational institutions which are established by the religious minorities in India.
It is a statutory body established by National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act (NCMEI Act), 2004. This also ensure rights of religious minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice as provided in the Article 30 of the Constitution .Linguistic Minorities do not come under the ambit of the NCMEI Act, 2004.
The commission is headed by a Chairman who belongs to a religious minority community and has been a Judge of a High Court. Two members are nominated by Central Government. They too must belong to a religious minority community and must be “persons of eminence, ability and integrity.”