(1) The provisions of the Fifth Schedule shall apply to the administration and control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in any State other than the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

 

(2) The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply to the administration of the tribal areas in the States of Assam Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

Debate Summary

Article 215B, Draft Constitution, 1948

(1) The provisions of the Fifth Schedule shall apply to the administration and control of the scheduled areas and scheduled tribes in any State for the time being specified in Part I or Part III of the First Schedule other than the State of Assam.

(2) The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply to the administration of the tribunal is in the State of Assam.

 

Draft Article 215B was debated on 19th August 1949. It was initially included in Article 190 of the Draft Constitution of India, 1948. The Chairman of the Drafting Committee introduced it as Draft Article 215B.

 

The Chairman introduced this amendment to move provisions under Draft Article 190 to a separate Part VIIIA (Part X) of the Draft Constitution. A member proposed to add “until parliament by law otherwise provides” to ensure that the parliament could change this special provision through a constitutional amendment. This proposal was not accepted, and the Amendment was adopted.

 

Article 244 of the Constitution was further amended by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, and the Constitution (Forty-ninth Amendment) Act.