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THE CONSTITUTION (SIXTY-SECOND AMENDMENT) ACT, 1989

Statement of Objects and Reasons appended  to  the  Constitution
(Sixty-second Amendment) Bill, 1989 (Bill No.  XXVI of 1989) which was
    enacted as THE CONSTITUTION (Sixty-second Amendment) Act, 1989

STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

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   the
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   continue  the
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.

NEW DELHI; RAM VILAS PASWAN.

The 16th December, 1989.

          
THE CONSTITUTION (SIXTY-SECOND AMENDMENT)
ACT, 1989

[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.


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