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What is the 56th Amendment Act?

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Updated on: September 12th, 2023

The 56th Amendment Act of 1987 is the minimum membership of the Goa Legislative Assembly was set at 30. To be implemented, the proposed idea necessitates the creation of a specific clause in the Constitution. In light of this, the purpose of this Bill is to amend the Constitution.

56th Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution

A separate Bill is also being introduced to reorganize the current Union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu to create the new State of Goa.

According to an Indian government proposal, the areas included in the Union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu’s Goa District would become the State of Goa, and the areas included in the Daman and Diu districts would become the new Union territory of Daman and Diu.

  • In this regard, it is recommended that the Legislative Assembly of the new State of Goa consist of forty people.
  • There are now thirty elected and three nominated members of the Goa, Daman, and Diu Legislative Assembly.
  • Except for two members representing the Daman and Diu Districts, this Assembly will serve as the temporary Legislative Assembly for the new State of Goa until elections are held at the end of the current Assembly’s five-year term.
  • As a result, it is suggested that the new Goa Legislative Assembly have at least 30 members.

Summary:

What is the 56th Amendment Act?

The 56th Amendment set the membership of the Goa Legislative Assembly to a minimum of 30 members. The Constitution (Fifty-seventh Amendment) Bill of 1987’s statement of purposes and justifications became the Fifty-sixth Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution 1987.

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