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336. Special provision for Anglo-Indian community in certain services

During the first two years after the commencement of this Constitution, appointments of members of the Anglo-Indian community to posts in the railway, customs, postal and telegraph services of the Union shall be made on the same basis as immediately before the fifteenth day of August, 1947.

During every succeeding period of two years, the number of posts reserved for the members of the said community in the said services shall, as nearly as possible, be less by ten per cent. than the numbers so reserved during the immediately preceding period of two years:

Provided that at the end of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution all such reservations shall cease.

(2) Nothing in clause (1) shall bar the appointment of members of the Anglo-Indian community to posts other than, or in addition to, those reserved for the community under that clause if such members are found qualified for appointment on merit as compared with the members of other communities.

1. The words “or Rajpramukh” omitted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956,  s. 29 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-11-1956).

2.    Subs. by the Constitution (Twenty-third Amendment) Act,1969, s. 4 for “nominated such number of members of the community to the Assembly as he considers appropriate”. (w.e.f. 23-1-1970).

3.    Subs. by the Constitution (One Hundred and Fourth Amendment) Act, 2019, s. 2 (w.e.f. 25-1-2020).

4.    Subs.  by  the  Constitution  (One  Hundred  and  Fourth  Amendment)  Act,  2019,  s.  2,  for  the  words  “seventy  years”

(w.e.f. 25-1-2020). The words “seventy years” were subs. for the words “sixty years” by the Constitution (Ninety-fifth Amendment) Act, 2009, s. 2. (w.e.f. 25-1-2010). The words “sixty years” were subs. for the words “fifty years” by the

Constitution (Seventy-ninth Amendment) Act, 1999, s. 2. (w.e.f. 25-1-2000). The words “fifty years” were subs. for the words “forty years” by the Constitution (Sixty-second Amendment) Act, 1989, s. 2. The words “forty years” were subs. for the original words “thirty years” by the Constitution (Forty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1980, s. 2.

5.    Ins. by the Constitution (Eighty-second Amendment) Act, 2000, s. 2 (w.e.f. 6-9-2000).
 

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