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Date-05 Dec 2019,Misc concepts in Daily Current Affairs-RESERVATION FOR ANGLO INDIANS IN INDIA

RESERVATION FOR ANGLO INDIANS IN INDIA

GS Paper-2

Subject-Polity & Governance

Topic-Parliament and State Legislatures

According to Article 366 (2) an Anglo-Indian means a person whose father or any of whose other male progenitors in the male line is or was of European descent but who is domiciled within the territory of India or born within such territory and whose parents habitually were resident in India and not established for temporary purposes only

Anglo Indians in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies;

 

Anglo Indian is the only community of India whose representatives are sent to Parliament and Legislative Assemblies through nomination.
Under the article 331; the President of India is authorised to nominate 2 members of the Anglo Indian community if know member of this community is elected among the 543 members for the Lok Sabha.

In the same way the governor of the state is authorised to nominate 1 Anglo Indian in the lower house of the State Legislature (in case of under representation).
According to the 10th schedule of the Constitution, any Anglo-Indian member can take the membership of any party within 6 months of the nomination. After the membership; they are bound to the party whip and they have to work in the house according to the party’s agenda.