Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material 42nd and the 44th Amendment Acts

The 42nd and the 44th Amendment Acts in relation to Art. 356

  • The 42nd Amendment Act amended Art 356 and provided that the approval of the Parliament was for one year at a time.

  • But the 44th Amendment Act 1978 restored the original period of approval of the Parliament to six months at a time.

  • The original Constitution did not impose any condition for the extension of the proclamation under Art. 356 beyond one year period.

  • Earlier it could be extended by Parliament to a maximum period of three years, subject to ajpprovaTot six months at a time.

  • But the 44th Amendment Act has imposed two conditions for the continuation of the proclamation beyond the one year period, as discussed earlier.