Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution
      (Thirty-seventh Amendment) Bill, 1975 which was enacted as
        the Constitution (Thirty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1975


The  Union  territory of Arunachal Pradesh is at present  administered
through  a  Chief Commissioner.  It has a Pradesh Council,  consisting
mostly  of  representatives of Zila Parishads, which functions  as  an
advisory  body on important matters relating to the administration  of
the  Union  territory.  Some members of the Pradesh Council  are   also
associated   with   the   Chief   Commissioner    in   the   day-to-day
administration  as Counsellors.  It is proposed to replace the Pradesh
Council  by a Legislative Assembly and the Counsellors by a Council of
Ministers,  as in certain other Union territories specified in article
239A  of  the  Constitution.  The Bill, therefore,  seeks   to  include
Arunachal Pradesh in that article.

2.   Under article 240 of the Constitution, the President is empowered
to make regulations for the Union territory of Arunchal Pradesh.  With
the Constitution of a Legislative Assembly for the Union territory, it
is proposed to provide that, as in the case of other Union territories
with  Legislatures, this power may be exercised only when the Assembly
is  either  dissolved or its functioning remains suspended.  The  Bill
seeks to amend article 240 also to achieve this object.

NEW DELHI;                                    K. BRAHMANANDA REDDY.

The 19th March, 1975.


                                       [3rd May, 1975.]

An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.

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

1.    Short   title.-This   Act  may   be   called   the    Constitution
(Thirty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1975.

2.  Amendment of article 239A.-In article 239A of the Constitution, in
clause  (1),  for  the  words "Pondicherry  and   Mizoram",  the  words
"Pondicherry, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh" shall be substituted.

3.   Amendment of article 240.-In article 240 of the Constitution,  in
clause  (1),  in  both  the provisos, for the  words   "Pondicherry  or
Mizoram",  the words "Pondicherry, Mizoram or Arunachal Pradesh" shall
be substituted.