Constitutional Provisions relevant to Social Justice & Empowerment of Vulnerable sections

Constitutional Provisions

  1. Article 23: Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour.
  2. Article 24: Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc.
  3. Article 37: Application of the principles contained in this Part (DPSP).
  4. Article 38: State to secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people.
  5. Article 39: Certain principles of policy to be followed by the State.
  6. Article 39A: Equal justice and free legal aid.
  7. Article 46: Promotion of Educational and Economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections.

Social Safeguards

  1. Article 17: Abolition of Untouchability.
  2. Article 25: Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion.

Political Safeguards

  1. Article 330: Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People.
  2. Article 332: Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States.
  3. Article 334: Reservation of seats and special representation to cease after sixty years.
  4. Article 243D: Reservation of seats (in Panchayats).
  5. Article 243T: Reservation of seats (in Municipalities).

Agency for Monitoring Safeguards

  1. Article 338: National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
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