The Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000

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The Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000

THE UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000 ACT NO. 29 OF 2000

[25th August, 2000.]

An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

PART

PRELIMINARY

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1.

Short title.

1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.

2.

Definitions.

2. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "appointed day" means the day which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;

(b) "article" means an article of the Constitution;

(c) "assembly constituency", "council constituency" and "parliamentary constituency" have the same meanings as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950);

(d) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(e) "existing State of Uttar Pradesh" means the State of Uttar Pradesh as existing immediately before the appointed day;

(f) "law" includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having, immediately before the appointed day, the force of law in the whole or in any part of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh;

(g) "notified order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(h) "population ratio", in relation to the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, means the ratio of 1321:70;

(i) "sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;

(j) "successor State", in relation to the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, means the State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal;

(k) "transferred territory" means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to the State of Uttaranchal;

(l) "treasury" includes a sub-treasury; and (m) any reference to a district, tehsil or other territorial division of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day.

PART

REORGANISATION OF THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

PART II

REORGANISATION OF THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

3.

Formation of Uttaranchal State.

3. Formation of Uttaranchal State.-On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new State to be known as the State of Uttaranchal comprising the following territories of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, namely:-

Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttar Kashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar, Champawat, Rudraprayag and Hardwar districts, and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh.

4.

State of Uttar Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.

4. State of Uttar Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.-On and from the appointed day, the State of Uttar Pradesh shall comprise the territories of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh other than those specified in section 3.

5.

Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution.

5. Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution.-On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "I. THE STATES",-

(a) in the paragraph relating to the territories of the State of Uttar Pradesh, after the words, brackets and figures "clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1968 (24 of 1968)", the foll wing shall be inserted, namely:-

"and the territories specified in section 3 of the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000";

(b) after entry 26, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

"27. Uttaranchal: The territories specified in section 3 of the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.".

6.

Saving powers of State Governments.

6. Saving powers of State Governments.-Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be deemed to affect the power of the Government of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal to alter, after the appointed day, the name, area or boundaries of any district r other territorial division in the State.

PART

REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATURES

PART III

REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATURES

The Council of States 7.

Amendment of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution.

7. Amendment of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution.-...

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