The Government of India have proposed to
constitute the territories
comprised in the Goa District of the Union territory of Goa, Daman and
Diu as the State of Goa and the territories comprised in the Daman and
Diu districts of that Union territory as a new Union territory
Daman and Diu. In this context, it is proposed that the Legislative
Assembly of the new State of Goa shall consist of forty members. The
existing Legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Goa, Daman and
Diu has thirty elected members and three nominated members. It
intended to make this Assembly with the exclusion of two
representing Daman and Diu Districts, the provisional
Assembly for the new State of Goa until elections are held on
expiry of the five year term of the existing Assembly.
therefore, proposed to provide that the Legislative Assembly of the
new State of Goa shall consist of not less than 30 members.
2. In order to give effect to the above
proposal, it is necessary to
make a special provision in the Constitution. This Bill accordingly
seeks to amend the Constitution. A
separate Bill for the
re-organisation of the existing Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu
so as to form the new State of Goa is also being introduced.
The 6th May, 1987.
CONSTITUTION (FIFTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT)
[23rd May, 1987.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the
Thirty-eighth Year of the Republic
of India as follows:-
1. Short title and
commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the
Constitution (Fifty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1987.
(2) It shall come into
force on such date_674 as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. Insertion of new
article 371-I.-After article 371H of the
Constitution, the following article shall be inserted, namely:-
"371-I. Special provision
with respect to the State of Goa.-
Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the
Assembly of the State of Goa shall consist of not less than thirty