Polity: United States Constitution and 118th Constitutional Amendment

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[Polity] Article 371-J: Special Status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region (118th Constitutional Amendment Bill) « Mrunal

[Polity] Article 371-J: Special Status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region (118th Constitutional Amendment Bill) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012? What is Article 371? What is Article 371-J? What is Domicile requirement? Where do Domicile requirements apply?

What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012?
It seeks to amend Article 371 of the Constitution to insert a new article 371-J.

What is Article 371?
Falls under Part 21 of Indian Constitution (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions). Article 371 and its sub-articles, deal with special provisions for Assam, Nagaland, Gujarat, Maharashtra etc. Usually, they are about establishing special Development board for the particular backward regions to grant more funds, and/or reservation in local Government jobs-colleges etc. For example Article 371 (D), Telengana region has a provision of local cadres for reservation in direct recruitment and admission to educational institutions and setting up of an administrative tribunal. (Domicile requirement/ ‘sons of soil’ policy in education and employment) Has been amended many times, to include new articles, for example

What is Article 371-J?
It’ll grant special status to six backward districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region to 1. Establish of a separate Development Board 2. This board will see that sufficient funds are allocated for Development of the region. 3. Local reservation in education and Government-jobs (Domicile requirement.)

What is Domicile requirement?
Domicile means you must be a resident of the given area for getting college admission, job, land purchase, fighting elections etc.

Where do Domicile requirements apply?
1. Jammu and Kashmir- outsider cannot purchase land. 2. Similar provisions for Scheduled and tribal Areas (5th and 6th Schedule of Indian Constitution) 3....
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