CONSTITUTION (FIFTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 1955
[24th December, 1955.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
enacted by Parliament in the Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:---
title.-This Act may be called the Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act, 1955.
of article 3.-In article 3 of the Constitution, for the proviso, the following proviso
shall be substituted, namely:-
that no Bill for the purpose shall be introduced in either House of Parliament except on
the recommendation of the President and unless, where the proposal contained in the Bill
affects the area, boundaries or name of any of the States specified in Part A or Part B of
the First Schedule, the Bill has been referred by the President to the Legislature of that
State for expressing its views thereon within such period as may be specified in the
reference or within such further period as the President may allow and the period so
specified or allowed has expired.".