98th Amendment in Constitution of India

98th Amendment in Indian Constitution :-
98th Amendment

The Constitution (Ninety-eighth amendment) Act, 2013

Article 371J was inserted in the Constitution to empower the Governor of Karnataka to take steps to develop the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region (i.e. including six backward districts of North Karnataka, viz., Bellary, Bidar, Gulbarga, Koppal, Raichur and Yadgir).

The Amendment provides that the President may give the Governor of Karnataka any special responsibility to

(a) Establish a separate development board for the Hyderabad- Karnataka region. A report on the working of the board will be placed each year before the State Legislative Assembly

(b) Ensure that the allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the above-mentioned region is equitable,; and

(c) Ensure equitable opportunities and facilities in matters of public employment, education and vocational training for the people belonging to the above-mentioned region

The Governor’s orders may provide that

(a) In the said region a proportion of seats in educational and vocational training institutions are reserved for students belonging to that region by birth or by domicile; and

(b) Posts or classes of posts under all bodies and organisation that come under the State Government in the said region are identified and a proportion of such posts are reserved for persons belonging to that region by birth or by domicile. Appointment to these posts by direct recruitment or by promotion or in any other manner may be specified in the order.

98th Amendment in Constitution of India