THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES ORDERS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2002


Published: 2003-01-07

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THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES ORDERS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2002
ACT NO. 10 OF 2003
[7th January, 2003]


An Act to provide for the inclusion in the lists of Scheduled Tribes,

of certain tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within

tribes or tribal communities, equivalent names or synonyms of such

tribes or communities, removal of area restricti ns and bifurcation

and clubbing of entries; imposition of area restriction in respect of

certain castes in the lists of Scheduled Castes, and the exclusion of

certain castes and tribes from the lists of Scheduled Castes and

Scheduled Tribes, in relation o the States of Andhra Pradesh,

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh,

Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur,

Mizoram, Orissa, Sikkim,Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West

Bengal.



BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of

India as follows:-


1.
Short title.




1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Scheduled Castes and

Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002.


2.
Definitions.




2. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-



(a) "Scheduled Castes Order" means the Constitution (Scheduled Castes)

Order, 1950, made by the President under article 341 of the

Constitution;



(b) "Scheduled Tribes Orders" means the Constitution (Scheduled

Tribes) Order, 1950, the Constitution (Uttar Pradesh) Scheduled Tribes

Order,1967 and the Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1978,

made by the President under article 342 of the C nstitution.


3.
Amendment of Scheduled Castes Order.




3. Amendment of Scheduled Castes Order.-The Scheduled Castes Order is

hereby amended in the manner and to the extent specified in the First

Schedule.


4.
Amendment of Scheduled Tribes Orders.




4. Amendment of Scheduled Tribes Orders.-The Scheduled Tribes Orders

are hereby amended in the manner and to the extent specified in the

Second Schedule.


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(See section 3)







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