STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS


The Constitution (Fiftieth Amendment) Act, 1984 has amended Article 33 of the Constitution, so as to bring within its purview persons employed in any bureau or other organisation established by the State for purposes of intelligence or counter-intelligence and persons employed in, or in connection with, the tele-communication systems set up for the purposes of any Force, bureau or organisation referred to in the said Article. The Parliament is, thus, now empowered to enact a law determining to what extent any of the rights conferred by Part III of the Constitution shall, in their application to the persons working in Intelligence Bureau (IB), and Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), be restricted or abrogated, so as to ensure the proper discharge of duties by, and the maintenance of discipline among them. 2. It is, therefore, proposed to enact a law with a view to check the tendency of growing indiscipline in these highly sensitive organisations and thereby to ensure that the personnel of these organisations work with total dedication and discipline in the discharge of their duties. 3. The Bill seeks to achieve the above objects.

An Act to provide for the restriction of certain rights conferred by Part III of the Constitution in their application to the members of certain organisations established by the Central Government for purposes of intelligence or counter-intelligence so as to ensure the proper discharge of their duties and the maintenance of discipline among them. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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