Schedule Areas

The term ‘Scheduled Areas’ has been defined in the Indian Constitution as “such areas as the President may be order declare to be Scheduled Areas”. Paragraph 6 of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution prescribes following procedure for scheduling, descheduling and alteration of Scheduled Areas.Scheduled Areas:

     In this Constitution, the expression ‘Scheduled Areas’ means such areas as the President may by order declare to be Scheduled Areas.
     The President may at any time by order.
     Direct that the whole or any specified part of a Scheduled Area shall cease to be a Scheduled Area or a part of such an area;
     Increase the area of any Scheduled Area in a State after consultation with the Governor of that State
     Alter, but only by way of rectification of boundaries, any Scheduled Area;
     on any alteration of the boundaries of a State on the admission into the Union or the establishment of a new State, declare any territory not previously included in any State to be, or to form part of, a Scheduled Area;
     rescind, in relation to any State or States, any order or orders made under this paragraph, and in consultation with the Governor of the State concerned, make fresh orders redefining the areas which are to be Scheduled Areas.
     and any such order may contain such incidental and consequential provisions as appear to the President to be necessary and proper, but save as aforesaid, the order made under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall not be varied by any subsequent order.”