Consider the following statements:
1. The power to declare a scheduled area is vested in President
2. The power to alternate the boundary of a scheduled area is vested in Governor
3. The alternation in the boundaries of scheduled areas is done by legislation
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

In India, the scheduled areas can be declared by President by order. This means that just to declare a scheduled area, there is no need of any legislation. The President at any time can order that the whole or part of a schedule area ceases to be a scheduled area. Thus, the President of India has the power to declare an area as scheduled area and also the power to declare a scheduled area to be ceased to be known as scheduled area.
The power to alter the boundaries of the Scheduled President can also by order alter the boundaries of the scheduled areas. However, to change the boundary of a scheduled area, the president is required to consult the Governor of the state in which the area is located.

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