[Polity] Article 371-J: Special Status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region (118th Constitutional Amendment Bill)

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  1. What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012?
  2. What is Article 371?
  3. What is Article 371-J?
  4. What is Domicile requirement?
  5. Where do Domicile requirements apply?

What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012?

  • It seeks to amend Article 371 of the Constitution of India.
  • to insert a new article 371-J.

What is Article 371?

  • Falls under Part 21 of Indian Constitution (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions).
  • Article 371 and its sub-articles, deal with special provisions for Assam, Nagaland, Gujarat, Maharashtra etc. Usually, they are about establishing special Development board for the particular backward regions to grant more funds, and/or reservation in local Government jobs-colleges etc.
  • For example Article 371 (D), Telengana region has a provision of local cadres for reservation in direct recruitment and admission to educational institutions and setting up of an administrative tribunal. (Domicile requirement/ ‘sons of soil’ policy in education and employment)
  • Has been amended many times, to include new articles, for example

What is Article 371-J?

  • It’ll grant special status to six backward districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region to
  1. Establish a separate Development Board
  2. This board will see that sufficient funds are allocated for Development of the region.
  3. Local reservation in education and Government-jobs (Domicile requirement.)

What is Domicile requirement?

Domicile means you must be a resident of the given area for getting college admission, job, land purchase, fighting elections etc.
Where do Domicile requirements apply?

  1. Jammu and Kashmir- outsider cannot purchase land.
  2. Similar provisions for Scheduled and tribal Areas (5th and 6th Schedule of Indian Constitution)
  3. Recruitment in Army for below-officer ranks. They’ve district / area wise vacancies and separate educational qualifications according to areas. For example Soldier (General Duty) minimum requirement
    1. Candidate should have passed class 10, if he is from Jaisalmer and Barmer Dists of Rajasthan.
    2. But if he’s from Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands, he can compete even if he is merely passed class 8.
  4. Earlier, if you wanted to contest for Rajya Sabha election from a particular state, you had to be ordinary resident of that state (e.g. Mohan had to buy a house in Dispur to get the voters’ card and fight Rajya Sabha elections from Assam.) But then parliament amended to Representation of People in 2003 and removed this provision.

(^List is not exhaustive)

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So far 184 Comments posted

  1. shreedhar manvi

    what is 371(j)…? please tell me

    1. shashikantha .m

      please see the google search to hyderbad karnataka special provsion of 371(j ) that orders and benifetts

  2. Shankaragoud Biradar

    Other district employees transfer

  3. Shreeshail Naroni

    I am from Atnoor, Tq-Afazlpur,Dist-Gulbarga,I have applied for 371j, but A C rejected my application, I submitted all original documents, but i am studied 7th to 10th in Bijapur, for this reason he is rejected my application,what i can do next plz give me some instruction-9844008361

    1. Sujata

      I am Sujata c.b born at Deval ganagapur Afzalpur taluk GULBARGA DIST. I studied till 2 nd standard at gulbarga ,as my father got transfer to Mangalore district so my primary,secondary school educations is completed at Mangalore.After that my father got transfer back to Gulbarga. Then my diploma studies are continued in Gulbarga.Now since 10years i am leaving in Gulbraga &married,My husband is belonging to Gulbarga.My question is am i got all the facilities of 371(j)? PLEASE REPLY ME ..

  4. sarala

    i have studied at hospet from lkg to bcom, do my son get any benefit from hk region, for his cet exams, he is studying at bangalore.

  5. vaijanath patil yadagir,

    I belong to yadagir(Karnataka).my qustn is that,my son has studied from lkg to 6th at yadagir,and now for his further studies ,we r palning to leave him in Bangalore r hederabad ,

    if I leave him for 7 th std at Bangalore and so on , in future ,I mean for medical/engg/any other ,may I get benefit of reservation of 371 j in studies as well as in jobs.

    at the same time if I leave him from 7th std and so on ,at Hyderabad (AP),. in future ,I mean for medical/engg/any other ,may I get benefit of reservation of 371 j in studies as well as in jobs ,

    I request u to advise sir
    my mobile no 9448494504

  6. Ramanna

    My nephew studied from 1st to 10th in bangalore but we dont have any residence over there, our native is Mathupalli village, Tq. deodurga, dist. Raichur. Whether we are able to apply 371j article ?

  7. Prakash Tippannavar

    Respected Sir

    My self Prakash Tippannavar my question is that I have studied in Shahabad in Gulbarga Dist from Puc 1st year to Degree (6years ),PG Deploma,(One year),Master Degree(two year),Bed(one year)and have did service as lecturer in S S Margol College for five years and also i am residence of Shahabad Tq;Chittapur Dist;-Gulbarga ( Have Voter ID Card &Ration Card) and presently I have been living in shahabad

    BUT FROM 1st to 10th not studied in HYD Region dist (Stdied in Bagalkot & Belgum distic) SHALL I GET THE BENIFIT OF 371?

    Please suggest me how to get it? as early as possible .

    Thanking you
    Prakash Tippannavar
    Mobile Number 8867588450

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  9. sachin

    need suggestion of 371(j). sir 10th private fresh student is eligible for 371(j).glb.


    sir i am a son of ex-army personnel who at the time of joining army had given the address of karnataka bidar dist. as he is a domicile of karnataka, he served fr army fr 23 years along with family so my education from 1st standard to 12th standard is completed out of state of karnataka wherever my father has been posted. now i completed my 4years BE degree in Gulbarga karnataka . my parents education isdone in humnabad karnataka only. isn’t there any option fr students like us to apply for 371-j??? please answer me. i want to apply for 371-j for my further higher studies and employement within karnataka.

  11. mallikarjun

    I am from Gudihal, Tq-Lingasur,Dist-Raichur, ( I need 371j study certificate)

    I have done my SSLC in Badami Bagalakote Dist. I had applied for 371j format, study certificate. But BEO rejected my application stating that Badami Bagalakote district does not come under 371j. So now what should I do? How to get the Study certificate. Kindly suggest.

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