Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution
      (Fifty-seventh Amendment) Bill, 1987 which was enacted as
          THE CONSTITUTION (Fifty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1987


The  Government  of India have proposed to constitute the  territories
comprised in the Goa District of the Union territory of Goa, Daman and
Diu as the State of Goa and the territories comprised in the Daman and
Diu  districts  of  that Union territory as a new Union  territory   of
Daman  and Diu.  In this context, it is proposed that the  Legislative
Assembly  of the new State of Goa shall consist of forty members.  The
existing Legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Goa, Daman and
Diu  has  thirty elected members and three nominated members.   It   is
intended  to  make  this Assembly with the exclusion  of  two   members
representing  Daman  and  Diu Districts, the  provisional   Legislative
Assembly  for  the  new State of Goa until elections are held  on   the
expiry  of  the  five  year term of the  existing  Assembly.    It  is,
therefore,  proposed  to provide that the Legislative Assembly of  the
new State of Goa shall consist of not less than 30 members.

2.   In order to give effect to the above proposal, it is necessary to
make  a special provision in the Constitution.  This Bill  accordingly
seeks   to   amend  the  Constitution.   A   separate  Bill   for   the
re-organisation  of the existing Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu
so as to form the new State of Goa is also being introduced.

NEW DELHI;                                              BUTA SINGH.

The 6th May, 1987.


                              ACT, 1987

                                                [23rd May, 1987.]

An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.

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

1.   Short  title  and commencement.-(1) This Act may  be  called  the
Constitution (Fifty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1987.

(2)  It  shall  come  into  force on  such  date_674  as  the  Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2.   Insertion  of  new  article   371-I.-After  article  371H  of  the
Constitution, the following article shall be inserted, namely:-

"371-I.   Special  provision   with  respect  to  the  State  of  Goa.-
Notwithstanding  anything  in  this   Constitution,  the    Legislative
Assembly  of  the State of Goa shall consist of not less  than  thirty