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SOME SIGNIFICANT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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SOME SIGNIFICANT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT

                       PROVISIONS / CHANGES INTRODUCED

1st   CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1951

Restrictions imposed on the Right to Speech and Expression

 

24th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1971

Education shifted to the Concurrent List, Parliament given the power to amend any part of the Constitution

 

35th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 195

Sikkim made an associate State of India

 

36th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1975

Sikkim made a full state of India

 

42nd  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1976             (The Mini Constitution)

Words Socialist, Secular added to the Preamble

Directive Principles were given priority over Fundamental Rights

Fundamental Duties were added

 

44th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1978

Fundamental Right To Property Abolished

 

61st  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1989

Voting age lowered from 21 to 18 years

 

73rd  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1993

Panchayati Raj (Local Self-Government)

 

74th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1993

Compulsory elections to Urban Local Bodies

 

84th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 1999

Women’s Reservation Bill

 

86th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 2002

Provides Right to Education until the age of fourteen

 

93rd  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 2010

Provision of reservation for Other Backward Classes (O.B.C.) in government and private educational institutions

 

95th  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ACT, 2010

To extend the reservation of seats for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and states assemblies from Sixty years to Seventy years



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