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Provisions in the Constitution that can be amended by a simple majority

Posted on : 18 Jan 2020

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A number of provisions in the Constitution can be amended by a simple majority of the two Houses of Parliament outside the scope of Article 368. These provisions include:

  • Admission or establishment of new states.
  • Formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states.
  • Abolition or creation of legislative councils in states.
  • Second Schedule—emoluments, allowances, privileges and so on of the president, the governors, the Speakers, judges, etc.
  • Quorum in Parliament.
  • Salaries and allowances of the members of Parliament.
  • Rules of procedure in Parliament.
  • Privileges of the Parliament, its members, and its committees.
  • Use of English language in Parliament.
  • The number of puisne judges in the Supreme Court.
  • Conferment of more jurisdictions on the Supreme Court.
  • Use of official language.
  • Citizenship—acquisition and termination.
  • Elections to Parliament and state legislatures.
  • Delimitation of constituencies.
  • Union territories.
  • Fifth Schedule—administration of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes.
  • Sixth Schedule—administration of tribal areas.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following requires a simple majority for amendment?

  2. 1.Formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states

    2.Abolition or creation of legislative councils in states

    3.Delimitation of constituencies

    4.All of the above

    Right Ans : All of the above

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