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Part XVI

SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN CLASSES

342. Scheduled Tribes.-

(1) The President _302[may with respect to any State _301[or Union territory], and where it is a State _303***, after consultation with the Governor _304*** thereof,] by public notification _305, specify the tribes or tribal communities or part of or groups within tribes or tribal communities which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Tribes in relation to that State _301[or Union territory, as the case may be].

(2) Parliament may by law include in or exclude from the list of Scheduled Tribes specified in a notification issued under clause (1) any tribe or tribal community or part of or group within any tribe or tribal community, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.

 

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