104th Constitution Amendment Act

2022 MAY 11

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Why in news?

  • A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to restore the representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the House of the People and in the Legislative Assembly of the States by nomination, which has been done away with by the 104th amendment to the Indian Constitution.

About 104th Amendment Act:

  • Reservation of seats to SC/ST:
    • It extends the deadline for the cessation for the reservation of seats for members from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies by a period of 10 years.
    • The reservation of seats for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was set to expire on 26 January 2020, but was extended for another 10 years (upto 2030)
  • Reservation of seats to Anglo-Indian Community:
    • The amendment does not, however, extend the period of reservation of the 2 Lok Sabha seats and one seat in State Legislative Assemblies reserved for members of the Anglo-Indian Community and thus the practice of nominating two members of the Anglo-Indian community by the President of India under the recommendation of the Prime Minister of India was effectively abolished.


Consider the following statements:

1. No reservation of seats is available for SC/ST in Rajya Sabha and State Legislative Council.

2. Reservation available to Anglo-Indian community in Rajya Sabha is abolished by 104th Constitution Amendment Act

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2