Ninety-fourth Amendment of the Constitution of India

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The Constitution (Ninety-fourth Amendment) Act, 2006
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Parliament of India
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
Territorial extentIndia
Enacted byLok Sabha
Passed22 May 2006
Enacted byRajya Sabha
Passed22 May 2006
Assented to12 June 2006
Commenced12 June 2006
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Lok SabhaThe Constitution (One hundred-fifth Amendment) Bill, 2006
Bill published on1 March 2006
Introduced byShivraj Patil
Status: In force

The Ninety-fourth Amendment of the Constitution of India, officially known as The Constitution (Ninety-fourth Amendment) Act, 2006, made provisions for the appointment of a Minister in charge of tribal welfare in the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.[1]

The bill of The Constitution (Ninety-fourth Amendment) Act, 2006 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 1 March 2006 as the Constitution (One hundred-fifth Amendment) Bill, 2006. It was introduced by Shivraj Patil, then Minister of Home Affairs.

The bill was considered by the Lok Sabha on 17 May 2006 and passed on 22 May 2006. It was then passed by the Rajya Sabha on 22 May 2006. The bill received assent from then President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on 12 June 2006, and came into force on the same date. It was notified in The Gazette of India on 13 June 2006.[2]

Ninety Fourth Amendment[edit]

The new states Chhattisgarh and jharkhand were formed by the MPReorganization Act, 2000 and Bihar Reorganization Act, 2000. As a consequence of reorganization of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand States whole of the Scheduled area of Madhya Pradesh was transferred to the State of Jharkhand. Therefore this amendment has substituted the word Bihar in Article 164(1) of the Constitution by the words Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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