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Constitution Of India Article 342 - Scheduled Tribes


[2](1) The President may with respect to any State or Union territory[2], and where it is a State[3], after consultation with the Governor[4] thereof[1], by public notification[5], specify the tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within tribes or tribal communities which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Tribes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be.

(2) Parliament may by law include in or exclude from the list of Scheduled Tribes specified in a notification issued under clause(1) any tribe or tribal community or part of or group within any tribe or tribal community, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.


1. Subs. by the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951, s.11.

2. Ins. by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s.29 and Sch.

3. Omitted words and letters by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, s.29 and Sch.

4. Omitted words by s.29 and Sch.,ibid.

5. See the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 (C.O. 22), the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951 (C.O. 33), the Constitution (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1959 (C.O. 58), the Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1962 (C.O. 65), the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Uttar Pradesh) Order, 1967 (C.O. 78), the Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1968 (C.O. 82), the Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1970 (C.O. 88) and the Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1978 (C.O. 111).


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