What is Article 371j?

By meenakshi|Updated : June 24th, 2022

Article 371j is responsible to empowers special amenities for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka. As per this Article, the Karnataka Governor can enjoy a special responsibility to establish a separate development board that will look after the Hyderabad-Karnataka region. This article was introduced in the Indian constitution via the 98th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2012.

What is Article 371j of the Indian Constitution?

Article 371j of the Indian constitution gives special power to the Governor of Karnataka to create a separate development board for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka. Under the Article 371 of the Constitution, the Governor of Karnataka enjoys the special responsibilities for:

  • Establishing a separate development board for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka. 
  • Reserving the seats for the persons belonging to that region in the State Government posts. 
  • Reserving the seats for the native individuals in the vocational training or educational institutions within the region. 
  • Equitably allocating the fund requirement for the expenditure for developing the region. 
  • Making a provision that a report on the working of the board would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly. 

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FAQs on What is Article 371j?

  • Article 371j is responsible to empowers special amenities for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka. This includes six regions-  Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadgir, Bidar, Koppal, and Bellary.

  • As per Article 371j of the Indian constitution, there is a provision to reserve the seats in the vocational training or educational institutions and public employment (through local cadres) within the region. The individual belonging to these six regions of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region Gulbarga, Raichur, Yadgir, Bidar, Koppal, and Bellary, can enjoy these benefits by birth certificate or domicile.

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