THE CONSTITUTION (TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT) ACT, 1967

Statement  of  Objects  and  Reasons    appended  to  the  Constitution
(Twenty-second  Amendment)  Bill, 1966 (Bill No.  XXIV of 1966)  which
  was enacted as THE CONSTITUTION (Twenty-first Amendment) Act, 1967


                   STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

There have been persistent demands from the Sindhi-speaking people for
the  inclusion  of the Sindhi language in the Eighth Schedule  to  the
Constitution.   Although at present Sindhi is not a regional  language
in  a  well-defined area, it used to be the language of a province  of
the undivided India and, but for partition, would have continued to be
so.   The Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities has also  recommended
the  inclusion  of Sindhi in the Eighth Schedule to the  Constitution.
On 4th November, 1966, it was announced that Government had decided to
include   the   Sindhi  language  in   the   Eighth  Schedule  to   the
Constitution.  The Bill seeks to give effect to this decision.



NEW DELHI;                                          Y. B. CHAVAN.

The 15th November, 1966.




THE CONSTITUTION (TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT) ACT, 1967



                                        [10th April, 1967.]


An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.


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


1.    Short   title.-  This   Act   may  be  called  the   Constitution
(Twenty-first Amendment) Act, 1967.


2.   Amendment  of  Eighth Schedule.-In the Eighth  Schedule  to
the Constitution,-


(a)  entries 12 to 14 shall be re-numbered as entries 13 to 15 respec-
tively, and


(b)  before  entry  "13" as so re-numbered, the entry  "12.   Sindhi."
shall be inserted.