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Kerala to ‘Keralam UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The Kerala Assembly, in a unanimous decision, passed a resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment to change the name of the State to ‘Keralam’.

  • The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, called for invoking Article 3 of the Constitution to effectuate this change in the First Schedule

  • This resolution mirrors an attempt from last year, which was sent back by the Centre due to procedural issues.

Procedure to rename a state

  • The renaming of a state requires Parliamentary approval under Article 3 and 4 of the Constitution.

  • Article 3 of the Indian Constitution: It gives the Indian Parliament the power to reorganize the territories of the states and to alter their boundaries, by passing a bill for this purpose.

  • The State Reorganization Act of 1956: It provides a framework for the reorganization of states in India, including the changing of names of states.

  • A bill for renaming a state may be introduced in the Parliament on the recommendation of the President.

  • Before the introduction of the bill, the President shall send the bill to the respective state assembly for expressing their views within a stipulated time

  • The views of the state assembly are not binding, neither on the President nor on the Parliament.

  • On the expiry of the period, the bill will be sent to the Parliament for deliberation

  • The bill in order to take the force of a law must be passed by a simple majority.

  • The bill is sent for approval to the President

  • After the approval of the said bill, the bill becomes a law and the name of the state stands modified



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Kerala to ‘Keralam UPSC NOTE
Kerala to ‘Keralam UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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