The Government of India is expected to bring forward in the winter session of Parliament a Bill to amend Article 334 of the Constitution to extend the period of reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies for Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes up to 1970, it is learnt in New Delhi. The present reservations in the Lok Sabha and the legislatures will end on January 26, 1960, and while sitting members or by-elections to existing vacancies will not be affected, general elections after that date cannot be held on the basis of reservations. In view of the impending elections to the Kerala Legislative Assembly, which it now appears cannot be completed before January 26, 1960 the amendment has to be carried out early.