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Article 341 Scheduled Castes In Indian Constitution

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Article 341: Scheduled Castes

(1) The President 1may with respect to any State 2or Union territory, and where it is a State 3, after consultation with the Governor 4 thereof, by public notification5, specify the castes, races or tribes or parts of or groups within castes, races or tribes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Castes in relation to that State 6or Union territory, as the case may be.

(2) Parliament may by law include in or exclude from the list of Scheduled Castes specified in a notification issued under clause (1) any caste, race or tribe or part of or group within any caste, race or tribe, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.

Amendments

  1. Substituted by the 1st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1951, s. 10, for “may, after consultation with the Governor or Rajpramukh of a State,” (w.e.f. 18-6-1951).
  2. Inserted by the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956, s. 29 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).
  3. The words and letters “specified in Part A and Part B of the First Schedule” omitted by ibid.
  4. The words “or Rajpramukh” omitted by ibid..
  5. See the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 (C.O. 19), the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951 (C.O. 32), the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order, 1956 (C.O. 52), the Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1962 (C.O. 64), the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964 (C.O. 68), the Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Castes Order, 1968 (C.O. 81) and the Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978 (C.O. 110).
  6. Inserted by the 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956, s. 29 and Sch.(w.e.f. 1-11-1956).

-Text in Constitution

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