as a result of Supreme Court decision in Madhav Rao’s case.
27. The Constitution (Twenty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1971—This amendment was passed
to provide for certain matters necessitated by the reorganisation of north-eastern states. A new
Article 239B was inserted which enabled the promulgation of Ordinances by Administrators of
certain union territories.
28. The Constitution (Twenty-eighth Amendment) Act, 1972—The amendment was enacted
to abolish the special privileges of the members of Indian Civil Services in matters of leave,
pension and rights as regard to disciplinary matters.
29. The Constitution (Twenty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1972—The Ninth Schedule to the
Constitution was amended to include therein two Kerala Acts on land reforms.
30. The Constitution (Thirtieth Amendment) Act, 1972—The purpose of the amendment was
to amend Article 133 in order to do away with the valuation test of Rs 20,000 as fixed therein,
and to provide instead for an appeal to Supreme Court in Civil proceedings only on a certificate
issued by High Court that the case involves a substantial question of law of general importance
and that in opinion of High Court, the question needs to be decided by Supreme Court.
31. The Constitution (Thirty-first Amendment) Act, 1973—This Act, inter alia, raises the
upper limit for the representation of states in the Lok Sabha from 500 to 525 and reducing the
upper limit for the representation of union territories from 25 members to 20.
32. The Constitution (Thirty-second Amendment) Act, 1973—This Act provided the
necessary constitutional authority for giving effect to the provision of equal opportunities to
different areas of the State of Andhra Pradesh and for the constitution of an Administrative
Tribunal with jurisdiction to deal with grievances relating to public services. It also empowered
Parliament to legislate for the establishment of a Central University in the State.
33. The Constitution (Thirty-third Amendment) Act, 1974—By this amendment, Articles
101 and 190 were amended in order to streamline the procedure for resignation of Members of
Parliament and State Legislatures.
34. The Constitution (Thirty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1974—By this Act, twenty more land
tenure and land reforms laws enacted by various State Legislatures were included in the Ninth
35. The Constitution (Thirty-fifth Amendment) Act, 1974—By this Act a new Article 2A
was added thereby conferring on Sikkim the status of an associate State of Indian Union.
Consequent amendments were made to Articles 80 and 81. A new schedule, i.e., Tenth Schedule,
was added laying down terms and conditions of association of Sikkim with the Union.
36. The Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975—This was enacted to make
Sikkim a full-fledged State of Indian Union and to include it in the First Schedule to the
Constitution and to allot to Sikkim one seat each in the Council of States and in the House of the
People. Article 2A and the Tenth Schedule inserted by the Constitution (Thirty-fifth
Amendment) Act were omitted and Articles 80 and 81 were suitably amended.
37. The Constitution (Thirty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1975—By this Act, Union Territory
of Arunachal Pradesh was provided with a Legislative Assembly. Article 240 of the Constitution
was also amended to provide that as in the case of other union territories with Legislatures, the
power of President to make regulations for the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh may be
exercised only when the assembly is either dissolved or its functions remain suspended.