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THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

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Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on December 9, 2019.

About the Bill

  • The Bill amends provisions related to reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
  • The Constitution provides for reservation of seats for SCs and STs and representation of the Anglo-Indian community by nomination, in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of states (Article 334).
  • This has been provided for a period of 70 years since the enactment of the Constitution and will expire on January 25, 2020.
  • The Bill seeks to extend the reservation for SCs and STs by another 10 years till January 25, 2030.
  • The reservation for Anglo-Indians in the form of “nomination” is set to expire on January 25, 2020 as the bill does not extend the facility to the community.
[Source: prsindia.org]

 

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