Statement of Objects and Reasons appended  to  the  Constitution
(Forty-fifth  Amendment)  Bill, 1980 (Bill No.  1 of 1980)  which   was
    enacted as THE CONSTITUTION (Forty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1980


Article  334 of the Constitution lays down that the provisions of  the
Constitution  relating  to the reservation of seats for the  Scheduled
Castes  and  the  Scheduled  Tribes  and  the   representation  of  the
Anglo-Indian  community  by  nomination in the Lok Sabha  and  in   the
Legislative Assemblies of the States shall cease to have effect on the
expiration  of  a period of thirty years from the commencement of  the
Constitution.   Although the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes
have  made considerable progress in the last thirty years, the reasons
which  weighed with the Constituent Assembly in making provisions with
regard  to  the  aforesaid  reservation of  seats  and   nomination  of
members,  have  not  ceased to exist.  It is, therefore,   proposed  to
continue  the  reservation for the Scheduled Castes and the  Scheduled
Tribes  and  the representation of Anglo-Indians by nomination  for  a
further period of ten years.

2. The Bill seeks to achieve the above object.

NEW DELHI;                                               ZAIL SINGH.

The 16th January, 1980.

                              ACT, 1980

                                        [14th April, 1980.]

An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.

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

1.   Short  title  and commencement.- (1) This Act may be  called  the
Constitution (Forty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1980.

(2)  It  shall  be deemed to have come into force on the 25th  day  of
January, 1980.

2.   Amendment of article 334.-In article 334 of the Constitution for
the   words  "thirty  years";   the    words  "forty  years"  shall  be