THE CONSTITUTION (SEVENTY-NINTH
AMENDMENT) ACT, 2000
Statement of Objects and
Reasons appended to the Constitution (Eighty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 1999 which was
enacted as the Constitution (Seventy-ninth Amendment) Act, 2000.
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
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 fifty years from
the commencement of the Constitution. Although the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled
Tribes have made considerable progress in the last fifty 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
seeks to achieve the above object.
The 21st October, 1999.
CONSTITUTION (SEVENTY-NINTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1999
further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fiftieth Year of
the Republic of India as follows:-
title and Commencement :
(1) This Act may be called
the Constitution (Seventy-Ninth Amendment) Act, 1999.
(2) It shall come into
force on the 25th day of January, 2000.
2. Amendment of article
334: In article 334 of the Constitution, for the words "fifty years", the words
"sixty years" shall be substituted.