THE CONSTITUTION (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1962

    Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution
        (Fourteenth Amendment) Bill, 1962 which was enacted as
          THE CONSTITUTION (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962

                   STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

With  the ratification of the Treaty of Cession by the Governments  of
India  and France, on the 16th August, 1962, the French establishments
of  Pondicherry,  Karikal,  Mahe and Yanam became territories  of   the
Indian Union with effect from that date.  This Bill provides for these
territories  being  specified  in the Constitution itself as  a   Union
territory  called  'Pondicherry'.   Under   article   81(1)(b)  of  the
Constitution, not more than twenty members are to represent the Union
territories in the House of the People.  This maximum has already been
reached.   The  Bill  accordingly  seeks to increase  this   number  to
twenty-five  to  enable  representation  being  given   immediately  to
Pondicherry  in  the  House of the People and to  provide  for   future
contingencies.   The  Bill  also provides for  representation   of  the
territory in the Council of States.

It is proposed to create Legislatures and Councils of Ministers in the
Union  territories of Himanchal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Goa,  Daman
and Diu and Pondicherry broadly on the pattern of the scheme which was
in force in some of the Part C States before the reorganisation of the
States.   The  Bill  seeks to confer necessary  legislative   power  on
Parliament  to enact laws for this purpose through a new article  239A
which  follows  generally  the provisions of article 240 as  it   stood
before the reorganisation of the States.

NEW DELHI;                                           LAL BAHADUR.

The 25th August, 1962.


          THE CONSTITUTION (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1962

                                                [28th December, 1962.]

An Act further to amend the Constitution of India

BE  it enacted by Parliament in the Thirteenth Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-

1.   Short title.-This Act may be called the Constitution  (Fourteenth
Amendment) Act, 1962.

2.   Amendment  of article 81.-In article 81 of the  Constitution,  in
sub-clause  (b)  of  clause (1), for the words "twenty   members",  the
words "twenty-five members" shall be substituted.

3.   Amendment  of  the First Schedule.-In the First Schedule  to  the
Constitution,  under  the heading "II.  THE UNION TERRITORIES",   after
entry 8, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

"9.    Pondicherry       The  territories   which  immediately   before
                        the   sixteenth  day  of  August, 1962, were
                        comprised   in the French Establishments in
                        India known as Pondicherry, Karikal, Mahe and
                        Yanam.".

4.    Insertion  of  new   article   239A.-After  article  239  of  the
Constitution, the following article shall be inserted, namely:-

"239A.  Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both
for  certain  Union territories.-(1) Parliament may by law create  for
any  of  the Union territories of Himachal Pradesh, Manipur,  Tripura,
Goa, Daman and Diu, and Pondicherry-

(a) a body, whether elected or partly nominated and partly elected, to
function as a Legislature for the Union territory, or

(b) a Council of Ministers,

or both with such constitution, powers and functions, in each case, as
may be specified in the law.

(2)  Any such law as is referred to in clause (1) shall not be  deemed
to  be  an amendment of this Constitution for the purposes of  article
368 notwithstanding that it contains any provision which amends or has
the effect of amending this Constitution.".

5.   Amendment of article 240.-In article 240 of the Constitution,  in
clause (1),-

(a) after entry (d), the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

"(e) Pondicherry:";

(b)  the following proviso shall be inserted at   the  end, namely:-

"Provided that when any body is created under article 239A to function
as  a  Legislature  for the Union territory of Goa, Daman and  Diu   or
Pondicherry,  the  President  shall not make any  regulation  for   the
peace,  progress  and  good government of that  Union  territory   with
effect  from  the  date  appointed  for   the   first  meeting  of  the
Legislature.".

6.   Amendment of the Fourth Schedule.-In the Fourth Schedule to
the Constitution, in the Table,-

(a) after entry 20, the entry

"21. Pondicherry ........1" shall be inserted;

(b) for the figures "225", the figures "226" shall be substituted.

7.   Retrospective  operation  of certain  provisions.-Section  3  and
clause (a) of section 5 shall be deemed to have come into force on the
16th day of August, 1962.