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Article 334 Reservation of Seats To Cease After Certain Period

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Article 334: 1Reservation of seats and special representation to cease after certain period—

Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Part, the provisions of this Constitution relating to—

(a) the reservation of seats for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People and in the Legislative Assemblies of the States; and

(b) the representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the House of the People and in the Legislative Assemblies of the States by nomination,

shall cease to have effect on the expiration of a period of 2eighty years in respect of clause (a) and seventy years in respect of clause (b) from the commencement of this Constitution:

Provided that nothing in this article shall affect any representation in the House of the People or in the Legislative Assembly of a State until the dissolution of the then existing House or Assembly, as the case may be.

Amedments

  1. Subs. by the Constitution (One Hundred and Fourth Amendment) Act, 2019, s. 2 (w.e.f. 25-1-2020).
  2. Subs. by the Constitution (One Hundred and Fourth Amendment) Act, 2019, s. 2, for the words “seventy years” (w.e.f. 25-1-2020). The words “seventy years” were subs. for the words “sixty years” by the Constitution (Ninety-fifth Amendment) Act, 2009, s. 2. (w.e.f. 25-1-2010). The words “sixty years” were subs. for the words “fifty years” by the Constitution (Seventy-ninth Amendment) Act, 1999, s. 2. (w.e.f. 25-1-2000). The words “fifty years” were subs. for the words “forty years” by the Constitution (Sixty-second Amendment) Act, 1989, s. 2. The words “forty years” were subs. for the original words “thirty years” by the Constitution (Forty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1980, s. 2.

-Text in Constitution

Is Article 334 amended?

Yes, Article 334 was amended two times.

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