Amendment List of the Indian Constitution – III

Amendment No.

Amendments

Enforced since

Objectives

37

Amend articles 239A and 240.

3-May-75

Formation of Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly

38

Amend articles 123, 213, 239B, 352, 356, 359 and 360.

1-Aug-75

Enhances the powers of President and Governors to pass ordinances

39

Amend articles 71 and 329.
Insert article 329A.
Amend schedule 9.

10-Aug-75

Amendment designed to negate the judgement of Allahabad High Court invalidating Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s election to parliament. Amendment placed restrictions on judicial scrutiny of post of Prime Minister

40

Amend article 297.
Amend schedule 9.

27-May-76

Enable Parliament to make laws with respect to Exclusive Economic Zone and vest the mineral wealth with Union of India.
Place land reform & other acts and amendments to these act under Schedule 9 of the constitution

41

Amend article 316.

7-Sep-76

Raise Retirement Age Limit of Chairmen and Members of Union and State Public Commissions from 60 to 62.                           

42

Amend articles 31, 31C, 39, 55, 74, 77, 81, 82, 83, 100, 102, 103, 105, 118, 145, 150, 166, 170, 172, 189, 191, 192, 194, 208, 217, 225, 226, 227, 228, 311, 312, 330, 352, 353, 356, 357, 358, 359, 366, 368 and 371F.
Insert articles 31D, 32A, 39A, 43A, 48A, 131A, 139A, 144A, 226A, 228A and 257A.
Insert parts 4A and 14A.
Amend schedule 7.

1-Apr-77

Amendment passed during internal emergency by Indira Gandhi. Provides for curtailment of fundamental rights, imposes fundamental duties and changes to the basic structure of the constitution by makingIndia a “Socialist Secular” Republic

43

Amend articles 145, 226, 228 and 366.
Remove articles 31D, 32A, 131A, 144A, 226A and 228A.

13-Apr-78

Amendment passed after revocation of internal emergency in the Country. Repeals some of the more ‘Anti-Freedom’ amendments enacted through Amendment Bill 42

44

Amend articles 19, 22, 30, 31A, 31C, 38, 71, 74, 77, 83, 103, 105, 123, 132, 133, 134, 139A, 150, 166, 172, 192, 194, 213, 217, 225, 226, 227, 239B, 329, 352, 356, 358, 359, 360 and 371F.
Insert articles 134A and 361A.
Remove articles 31, 257A and 329A.
Amend part 12.
Amend schedule 9.

6-Sep-79

Amendment passed after revocation of internal emergency in the Country. Provides for human rights safeguards and mechanisms to prevent abuse of executive and legislative authority. Annuls some Amendments enacted in Amendment Bill 42

45

Amend article 334.[46]

25-Jan-80

Extend reservation for SC / ST and nomination of Anglo Indian members in Parliament and State Assemblies for another ten years i.e. up to 1990

46

Amend articles 269, 286 and 366.
Amend schedule 7.

2-Feb-83

Amendment to negate judicial pronouncements on scope and applicability on Sales Tax                                                                              

47

Amend schedule 9.

26-Aug-84

Place land reform acts and amendments to these act under Schedule 9 of the constitution

48

Amend article 356.

1-Apr-85

Article 356 amended to permit President’s rule up to two years in the state of Punjab                                       

49

Amend article 244.
Amend schedules 5 and 6.

11-Sep-84

Recognize Tripura as a Tribal State and enable the creation of a Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council

50

Amend article 33.

11-Sep-84

Technical Amendment to curtailment of Fundamental Rights as per Part III as prescribed in Article 33 to cover Security Personnel protecting property and communication infrastructure

51

Amend articles 330 and 332.

16-Jun-86

Provide reservation to Scheduled Tribes in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assemblies                                       

52

Amend articles 101, 102, 190 and 191.
Insert schedule 10.

1-Mar-85

Anti Defection Law – Provide disqualification of members from parliament and assembly in case of defection from one party to other

53

Insert article 371G.

20-Feb-87

Special provision with respect to the State of Mizoram.                                                                              

54

Amend articles 125 and 221.
Amend schedule 2.

1-Apr-86

Increase the salary of Chief Justice of India & other Judges and to provide for determining future increases without the need for constitutional amendment

55

Insert article 371H.

20-Feb-87

Special powers to Governor consequent to formation of state of Arunachal Pradesh

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