The Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 for “Economically weaker sections”
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 12th January, 2019 /Pausha 22, 1940 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 12th January, 2019, and is hereby published for general information:-
THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND THIRD
AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019
[12th January, 2019.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:‑
1.(I) This Act may be called the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Short title and Act, 2019.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. In article 15 of the Constitution, after clause (5), the following clause shall be Amendment of inserted, namely:
`(6) Nothing in this article or sub-clause (g) of clause (1) of article 19 or clause (2) of article 29 shall prevent the State from making,—
(a) any special provision for the advancement of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clauses (4) and (5); and
(b) any special provision for the advancement of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clauses (4) and (5) in so far as such special provisions relate to their admission to educational institutions including private educational institutions, whether aided or unaided by the State, other than the minority educational institutions referred to in clause (1) of article 30, which in the case of reservation would be in addition to the existing reservations and subject to a maximum of ten per cent. of the total seats in each category.
Explanation.- For the purposes of this article and article 16, “economically weaker sections” shall be such as may be notified by the State from time to time on the basis of family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage.’.
3. In article 16 of the Constitution, after clause (5), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
“(6) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clause (4), in addition to the existing reservation and subject to a maximum of ten per cent. of the posts in each category.”.
DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt of India.