The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was presented in LokSabha on March 1, 2016
Introduced by: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot
The Amendment was conceded by Lok Sabha on March 15, 2016
The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950
The Indian Constitution authorizes the President to state the Scheduled Castes in various states and union territories. Added, it permits this list of notified Scheduled Castes (SC) to be amended by Parliament.
- States proposed certain modifications to this list and gave the statement of Objects and reasons. The bill has been announced to give effect to the changes proposed.
|Sl No||States||List of SCs|
|1||Haryana||i) Aheria, ii) Aheri, iii) Hari, iv) Heri, v) Thori, vi) Turi and vii) Rai Sikh|
|2||Kerala||i) Malayan (in Kannur, Kasaragode, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts), ii) Mannan, iii) Pathiyan, iv) Perumannan, v) Peruvannan, vi) Vannan, and vii) Velan|
|3||Chhattisgarh||i) Sais, ii) Sahis, iii) Sarathi, iv) Soot-Sarathi, and v) Thanwar have been added to the entry of i) Ghasi and ii) Ghasia|
|4||West Bengal||Chain only in certain districts namely Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia and DakshinDinajpur|
|5||Odisha||i) Bariki and (ii) Kummari communities have been removed|
The bill makes changes to proposals of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Odisha and West Bengal to modify the list of Scheduled Castes.
- Inclusion of certain communities
- Modification and removal of area restriction of certain communities
- Removal certain communities in Odisha
Parliament passes Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
Ministry: Commerce and Industry
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry: Ms. NirmalaSitharaman
The Bill was introduced in LokSabha on December 7, 2015 and amends the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951.
The Act provides:
- Development and regulation of certain industries including metallurgical, telecommunications, transportation, fermentation (which includes production of alcohol) among others.
- All the industries are regulated under the Act are comes under 1St Schedule of the Act
Amendments in Bill
To exclude production of alcohol for fit to drink purposes from the domain of the Act
Conformation of the Bill
The Supreme Court of India had adjudged that centre should regulate the production of Alcohol for industrial use and states should regulate the production of Alcohol for domestic consumption vide Case between Bihar Distellery and Union of India.