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THE CONSTITUTION (TWELFTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1962

Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution
      (Twelfth Amendment) Bill, 1962 which was enacted as the
          Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1962

STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

On  the  acquisition  of the territories of Goa, Daman  and  Diu  with
effect from the 20th December, 1961, these territories have, by virtue
of sub-clause (c) of clause (3) of article 1 of the Constitution, been
comprised  within  the territory of India from that date and they  are
being  administered  as a Union territory by the President through  an
Administrator  in accordance with article 239 of the Constitution.  It
is,  however,  considered desirable that Goa, Daman and Diu should  be
specifically  included  as a Union territory in the First Schedule  to
the  Constitution.   It is also considered that clause (1) of  article
240  should  be suitably amended to confer power on the  President  to
make  regulations for the peace, progress and good government of  Goa,
Daman and Diu, as has been done in the case of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The  Constitution  (Twelfth  Amendment) Bill, 1962 seeks to  make  the
above mentioned provisions.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU.


            THE CONSTITUTION (TWELFTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1962

[27th March, 1962.]

An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.

BE  it enacted by Parliament in the Thirteenth Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-

1.   Short  title  and commencement.-(1) This Act may  be  called  the
Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1962.

(2)  It  shall  be deemed to have come into force on the 20th  day  of
December 1961.

2.   Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution.-In the First
Schedule   to  the  Constitution,  under   the   heading   "THE   UNION
TERRITORIES",  after  entry 7, the following entry shall be  inserted,
namely:-

8.   Goa,  Daman         The territories  which  immediately before
     and Diu             the  twentieth   day of December, 1961
           were comprised in Goa, Daman and Diu.".

3.   Amendment of article 240.-In article 240 of the Constitution, in
clause  (1),  after entry (c), the following entry shall be  inserted,
namely:-

"(d) Goa, Daman and Diu.".


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