THE CONSTITUTION (SIXTY-THIRD AMENDMENT) ACT, 1989
Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution
(Sixty-third Amendment) Bill, 1989 which was enacted as
THE CONSTITUTION (Sixty-third Amendment) Act, 1990
STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
The Constitution (Fifty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1988 was passed in
March, 1988, making certain changes in regard to making a Proclamation
of Emergency in Punjab and to the duration of President’s rule in that
2. On reconsideration, the Government is of the view that there is no
need for the special powers in regard to the Proclamation of Emergency
in Punjab as envisaged in the amendment. It is also considered that
the amendment to article 356 made by the said Act is no longer needed.
It is, therefore, considered that the amendments made by the aforesaid
Act should be repealed.
3. As regards President’s Proclamation issued on 11-5-1987 under
clause (1) of article 356 of the Constitution, this has been approved
by both the Houses of Parliament in October, 1989.
4. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects.
NEW DELHI; MUFTI MOHAMMED SAYEED.
The 28th December, 1989.
THE CONSTITUTION (SIXTY-THIRD AMENDMENT)
[6th January, 1990.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fortieth Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the
Constitution (Sixty-third Amendment) Act, 1989.
(2) It shall come into force with immediate effect.
2. Amendment of article 356.-In article 356 of the Constitution, in
clause (5), the proviso shall be omitted.
3. Omission of article 359A.- Article 359A of the Constitution shall