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What is the 101st Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016 – The act amends the constitution to introduce “The Goods and Services Tax (GST)”. It amended the articles 248, 249, 250, 268, 269, 270, 271, 286, 366 & 368. Amended the Sixth & Seventh Schedules. Omitted article 268A. Inserted new articles 246A (Special provision with ...

What is the 73rd Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1993 – Article 40 of the Constitution which enshrines one of the Directive Principles of State Policy lays down that the State shall take steps to organise village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government. ...

What is the 44th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978 – The right to property which had been the occasion for more than one amendment of Constitution was omitted as a Fundamental Right and it was made only as a legal right. It was, however, ensured that the removal of the right to property from the list of Fundamental […]

What is the 42th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976 – This act made a number of important amendments in the Constitution. These amendments were mainly for purpose of giving effect to the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee. Most important Amendments of the Indian Constitution The Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962 – By this ...

What is the 35th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Thirty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1974 – By this Act a new Article 2A was added thereby conferring on Sikkim the status of an associate State of Indian Union. Consequent amendments were made to Articles 80 and 81. A new schedule, i.e., Tenth Schedule, was added laying down terms and conditions of association of Sikkim […]

What is the 28th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Twenty-eighth Amendment) Act, 1972 – The amendment was enacted to abolish the special privileges of the members of Indian Civil Services in matters of leave, pension and rights as regard to disciplinary matters. Most important Amendments of the Indian Constitution The Constitution (Thirty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1974 – By this ...

What is the 25th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Twenty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1971 – This amendment further amended Article 31 in the wake of the Bank Nationalisation case. The word ‘amount’ was substituted in place of ‘compensation’ in the light of the judicial interpretation of the word ‘compensation’ meaning ‘adequate compensation’. Most important Amendments of the ...

What is the 14th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962 – By this Act, Pondicherry was included in the First Schedule as a Union Territory, and this Act has also enabled the creation of Legislature by Parliamentary law for Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu and Pondicherry. Most important Amendments of the Indian Constitution The ...

What is the 8th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Eighth Amendment) Act, 1960 – Article 334 was amended with a view to extending the period of reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and to the Anglo-Indian community by nomination in Parliament and in the State Legislatures for a further period of ten years. Most important Amendments of the Indian […]

What is the 7th Constitutional Amendment

The Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 – This amendment purported to give effect to the recommendations of the State Reorganisation Commission and the necessary consequential changes. Broadly, the then existing states and territories were changed to have two-fold classification of states and union territories. The amendment also ...