What does Article 371B say?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 6th, 2022

The State of Assam is given special consideration under Article 371B. According to Article 371B, the President can set up a committee of the Assam Legislative Assembly comprised of individuals elected from the state's tribal regions and any other individuals he chooses.

Article 371B of the Indian Constitution

Amit Shah, the home minister of India, told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that the government has no intention of removing 11 states, including six in the Northeast, that are covered by "special provisions" in Article 371 of the Constitution.

  • His assurance came after Congress leaders' apprehension that 11 states, including six in the Northeast, are covered by "special provisions" in Article 371 of the Constitution.
  • Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the President may, by order made in respect of the State of Assam, Provide for the formation, composition, and duties of a Legislative Assembly committee.
  • The number of additional Assembly members that the order may require, as well as the modifications made to this Assembly's rules of the procedure, ensures the formation and effective operation of the committee.

Article 370 deals with "Temporary Provisions relating to the State of Jammu and Kashmir"; From Articles 371 to 371J define special provisions relating to another State (or States).

  • This article was added by the 22nd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1969.

Tribal areas of Assam are:

  • North Cachar Hills District
  • Karbi Anglong District and
  • Area of Bodoland Territorial Areas

Summary:

What does Article 371B say?

This article 371B is provided especially for the Assam State improvisation for the tribal people; Articles 371 to 371J define special provisions relating to another State (or States).

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