THE CONSTITUTION (EIGHTY-FIFTH AMENDMENT) ACT, 2001
[4th January, 2002.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-second Year of the Republic
of India as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the
Constitution (Eighty-fifth Amendment) Act, 2001.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 17th day of
2. Amendment of article 16.-In article 16 of the Constitution, in
clause (4A), for the words “in matters of promotion to any class”, the
words “in matters of promotion, with consequential seniority, to any
class” shall be substituted.
SUBHASH C. JAIN,
Secy. to the Govt. of India.