The Constitution (100th Amendment) Act, 2015

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 IST

The term the Constitution (100th Amendment) Act, 2015 was in news in the fourth week of May 2015 as the President of India Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013 that related to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh.

List of recent amendments to the Indian Constitution

The Constitution (91st Amendment) Act, 2004: Restricted the size of the Council of Ministers (CoM) to 15 percent of legislative members & strengthened the Anti Defection laws.

The Constitution (92nd Amendment) Act, 2004: Included Bodo, Dogri, Santali and Maithali as official languages.

The Constitution (93rd Amendment) Act, 2006: Provided for 27 percent reserrvation for other backward classes in government as well as private higher educational institutions.

The Constitution (94th Amendment) Act, 2006: To provide for a Minister of Tribal Welfare in newly created Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh States including Madhyapradesh and Orissa.

The Constitution (95th Amendment) Act, 2010: To extend the reservation of seats for  Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the Lok Sabha and states assemblies from Sixty years to Seventy years

The Constitution (96th Amendment) Act, 2011: Substituted Odia for Oriya

The Constitution (97th Amendment) Act, 2012: Added the words "or co-operative societies" after the word "or unions" in Article 19(l)(c) and inserted article 43B related to promotion of co-operative societies and added Part-IXB that is The Co-operative Societies.

The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act, 2013: To empower the Governor of Karnataka to take steps to develop the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region.

The Constitution (99th Amendment) Act, 2014: The amendment provides for the formation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission.

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