New Delhi: The Centre has constituted a commission for economically backward classes, sources in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said here on Sunday.

It would elicit the views of State Governments and Union Territories, suggest criteria for identification of the economically backward classes and recommend welfare measures, and quantum of reservation in education and Government employment, the sources said.

The recommendations of the commission, headed by Major General (retd) S.R. Sinha, will be applicable to those "not covered under the existing reservation policy." The commission will have one more member, Narendra Kumar, and an ex-officio member-secretary M. Singh