THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED CASTES) ORDER, 19501 CO. 19
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 341 of the Constitution of India, the President consultation with the Governors and Rajpramukhs of the States concerned, is pleased to make the following namely:
This Order may be called the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950.
2. Subject to the provisions of this Order, the castes, races or tribes or parts of, or groups within, castes or specified in 2[Parts to 3[XXIV]] of the Schedule to this Order shall, in relation to the States to which thos< respectively relate, be deemed to be Scheduled Castes so far as regards member thereof resident in the localities sp< in relation to them in those Parts of that Schedule.
4[3. Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 2, no person who professes a religion different from the 5[, the Sikh or the Buddhist] religion shall be deemed to be a member of a Scheduled Caste.]
6[4. Any reference in this Order to a State or to a district or other territorial division thereof shall be construe reference to the State, district or other territorial division as constituted on the 1st day of May, 1976.]
3. The figure "XXI" has been successfully subs. by Act 18 of 1987, s. 19 and 1st Sch. (w.e.f. 30.5.87), by Act 28 of 2000. s. 19 and 3rd Sch 1.11.2000) and by Act 29 of 2000, s. 24 and 5th Sch (w.e.f. 9.11.2000) to read as above.