In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "Commission" means the National Commission for Minorities constituted under section 3;
(b) "Member" means a Member of the Commission 2[and includes the Vice-Chairperson];
(c) "minority", for the purposes of this Act, means a community notified as such by the Central Government;
(d) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.