ARTICLE 337, 338 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA 1949

What are the Special provision with respect to educational grants for the benefit of Anglo-Indian community? What is the provision for Special Officer for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes? Article 337 and 338 of Constitution of India, 1949

Special provision with respect to educational grants for the benefit of Anglo-Indian community and Special Officer for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes are defined under Article 337 and 338 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Articles are:

 

 

Article 337 of Constitution of India "Special provision with respect to educational grants for the benefit of Anglo-Indian community"

During the first three financial years after the commencement of this Constitution, the same grants, if any, shall be made by the Union and by each State for the benefit of the Anglo-Indian community in respect of education as were made in the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of March, 1948.

During every succeeding period of three years the grants may be less by ten per cent than those for the immediately preceding period of three years:

Provided that at the end of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution such grants, to the extent to which they are a special concession to the Anglo-Indian community, shall cease:

Provided further that no educational institution shall be entitled to receive any grant under this article unless at least forty per cent of annual admissions therein are made available to members of communities other than the Anglo-Indian community.

Article 338 of Constitution of India "Special Officer for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes etc"

(1) There shall be a Special Officer for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to be appointed by the President.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Special Officer to investigate all matters relating to the safeguards provided for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under this Constitution and report to the President upon the working of those safeguards at such intervals as the President may direct, and the President shall cause all such reports to be laid before each House of Parliament.

(3) In this article references to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall be construed as including references to such other backward classes as the President may, on receipt of the report of a Commission appointed under clause (1) of Article 340, by order specify and also to the Anglo-Indian community.

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