THE CONSTITUTION (FORTY-NINTH AMENDMENT)
Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution (Fifty-first Amendment) Bill, 1984 which was enacted as THE CONSTITUTION (Forty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1984
STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
The Tripura Legislative Assembly passed a resolution on the 19th March, 1982 and again on the 11th February, 1983, urging the Government of India to apply the provisions of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution to the tribal areas of the State of Triupura. The State Government of Tripura, therefore, recommended amendment of the Constitution for the purpose. Though under the Triupura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Act, 1979, an autonomous District Council has been functioning in the State, it was considered necessary to give it Constitutional sanctity with a view to meet the aspirations of the tribal population. The Council is expected to ensure rapid development of tribal areas and self-governance by the tribals.
2. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects.
(P V Narasimha Rao)
Dated: August 14, 1984
THE CONSTITUTION (FORTY-NINTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1984
Dated: September 11, 1984
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement:-
(1) This Act may be called the Constitution (Forty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1984.
(2) It shall come into force on such date_669 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. Amendment of article 244:-
In article 244 of the Constitution, in clauses (1) and (2), for the words "and Meghalaya", the words ",Meghalaya and Tripura" shall be substituted.
3. Amendment of the Fifth Schedule:-
In the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution, in paragraph 1, for the words "and Meghalaya", the words ",Meghalaya and Tripura" shall be substituted.
4. Amendment of the Sixth Schedule:-
In the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution,-
(a) in the heading, for the words "and Meghalaya", the words ", Meghalaya and Tripura" shall be substituted;
(b) in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph I, for the words and figures "Parts I and II", the words, figures and letter "Parts I,II and IIA" shall be substituted;
(c) after paragraph 12A, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-
(d) in paragraph 17, after the words "or Meghalaya", at both the places where they occur, the words "or Tripura" shall be inserted;
(e) in paragraph 20,-
(i) in sub-paragraph (1),-
`(3) The reference in Part IIA in the table below to the "Tripura Tribal Areas District" shall be construed as a reference to the territory comprising the tribal areas specified in the First Schedule to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Act, 1979.';
(f) in the Table, after Part II and the entries relating thereto, the following Part shall be inserted, namely:-