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II. Provisions relating to SCs

II.A - Definition and Specification of SCs
Art. Title
Preamble
341 Scheduled Castes
366 Definitions
II.B - Social Safequards
17 Abolition of Untouchability
25 Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion
II.C - Educational, Economic and Public Employment - related Safequards
15 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth
16 Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment
46 Promotion of Educational and Economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections
320 Functions of Public Service Commissions
335 Claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to services and posts
II.D - Political Safequards
330 Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People
332 Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States
334 Reservation of seats and special representation to cease after sixty years
243D Reservation of seats (in Panchayats)
243T Reservation of seats
II.E - Agency for monitoring safequards
338 National Commission for Scheduled Castes

II.A - Definition and Specification of SCs

XVI. Special Provisions relating to certain classes

341. Scheduled Castes

  1. The President may with respect to any State or Union Territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the castes, races or tribes or parts of or groups within castes, races or tribes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Castes 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 Castes specified in a notification issued under clause (1) any caste, race or tribe or part of or group within any caste, race or tribe, but save as aforesaid a notification issued under the said clause shall not be varied by any subsequent notification.

XIX. Miscellaneous

366. Definitions

In this Constitution, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say -

(24) "Scheduled Castes" means such castes, races or tribes or parts of or groups within such castes, races or tribes as are deemed under article 341 to be Scheduled Castes for the purposes of this Constitution;

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