Article 334 of the Constitution lays down that
the provisions of the
Constitution relating to the reservation of seats for the Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the
representation of the
Anglo-Indian community by nomination in the Lok Sabha and in
Legislative Assemblies of the States shall cease to have effect on the
expiration of a period of forty years from the commencement of the
Constitution. Although the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes
have made some progress in the last forty years, the reasons which
weighed with the Constituent Assembly in making provisions with regard
to the aforesaid reservation of seats and nomination of members, have
not ceased to exist. It is, therefore, proposed to
reservation for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the
representation of the Anglo-Indians by nomination for a further period
of ten years.
2. The Bill seeks to achieve the above object.
RAM VILAS PASWAN.
The 16th December, 1989.
THE CONSTITUTION (SIXTY-SECOND AMENDMENT)
[25th January, 1990.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the
Fortieth Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-
1. Short title and
commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the
Constitution (Sixty-second Amendment) Act, 1989.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come
into force on the date_676 on
which the Bill for this Act is introduced in the Council of States.
2. Amendment of article 334.-In article
334 of the Constitution, for
the words "forty years", the words "fifty years" shall be substituted.