Article 342 of Indian Constitution

Article 342 of Indian Constitution: Scheduled Tribes

Article 342 Scheduled Tribes of Indian Constitution

(1) The President 3 [may with respect to any State 2 [or Union territory], and where it is a State 4 ***, after consultation with the Governor 5 *** thereof,] by public notification6 , specify the tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within tribes or tribal communities which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Tribes in relation to that State 2 [or Union territory, as the case may be].

(2) Parliament may by law include in or exclude from the list of Scheduled Tribes specified in a notification issued under clause (1) any tribe or tribal community or part of or group within any tribe or tribal community, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.

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