6. The Constitution (Sixth Amendment) Act, 1956—This amendment made some changes in
Articles 269 and 286 relating to taxes on sale and purchase of goods in the course of inter-state
trade and commerce. A new entry 92 A was added to the Union List of the Seventh Schedule to
7. The Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956—This amendment purported to give
effect to the recommendations of the State Reorganisation Commission and the necessary
consequential changes. Broadly, the then existing states and territories were changed to have
two-fold classification of states and union territories. The amendment also provided for
composition of the House of the People, re-adjustment after every census, provisions regarding
the establishment of new High Courts, High Court Judges, etc.
8. The Constitution (Eighth Amendment) Act, 1960—Article 334 was amended with a view
to extending the period of reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and to
the Anglo-Indian community by nomination in Parliament and in the State Legislatures for a
further period of ten years.
9. The Constitution (Ninth Amendment) Act, 1960—The purpose of this amendment is to
give effect to the transfer of certain territories to Pakistan in pursuance of the agreement entered
into between Governments of India and Pakistan. This amendment was necessitated in view of
the Judgement of Supreme Court in In Re Berubari Union by which it was held that any
agreement to cede a territory to another country could not be implemented by a law made under
Article 3 but would only be implemented by an amendment of the Constitution.
10. The Constitution (Tenth Amendment) Act, 1961—This Act amended Article 240 and the
First Schedule in order to include areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as a Union Territory and to
provide for its administration under the regulation making powers of President.
11. The Constitution (Eleventh Amendment) Act, 1961—The purpose of this amendment
was to amend Articles 66 and 71 of the Constitution to provide that the election of President or
Vice President could not be challenged on the ground of any vacancy in the appropriate electoral
12. The Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1962—This amendment sought to include
Goa, Daman and Diu as a Union Territory and to amend Article 240 for the purpose.
13. The Constitution (Thirteenth Amendment) Act, 1962—By this amendment, a new Article
371A was added to make special provisions with respect to state of Nagaland in pursuance of an
agreement between Government of India and Naga People’s Convention.
14. The Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962—By this Act, Pondicherry was
included in the First Schedule as a Union Territory, and this Act has also enabled the creation of
Legislature by Parliamentary law for Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Goa, Daman and Diu
15. The Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 1963—This amendment provided for
increase in the age of retirement of High Court Judges and for the provision of compensatory
allowance to judges who are transferred from one High Court to another. The Act also provided
for appointment of retired judges to act as judges of High Court. Article 226 was also enlarged to
empower High Court to issue direction, orders or writs to any Government authority, etc., if the
cause of action for the exercise of such power arose in the territories wherein the High Court
exercise jurisdiction notwithstanding that seat of such Government authority is not within those