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Section 244 – Constitution of India

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244. Administration of Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas.


(1) The provisions of the Fifth Schedule shall apply to the administration and control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in any State 1[***] other than 2[the States of Assam 3[, 4[Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram]]].


(2) The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply to the administration of the tribal areas in 2[the States of Assam, 3[, 5[Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram]]].


1. The words and letters “specified in Part A or Part B of the First Schedule” omitted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s. 29 and Sch.

2. Subs. by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971 (81 of 1971), s. 71, for “the State of Assam” (w.e.f. 21-1-1972).

3. Subs. by the Constitution (Forty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1984, s. 2, for “and Meghalaya” (w.e.f. 1-4-1985).

4. Subs. by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986 (34 of 1986), s. 39, for “Meghalaya and Tripura” (w.e.f. 20-2-1987).

5. Subs. by s. 39, ibid., for “Meghalaya and Tripura and the Union territory of Mizoram” (w.e.f. 20-2-1987).


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