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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 18 of 1954

  • Act nº 18 of 1954



[Act, No.18 of 1954]

[29th April, 1954]


An Act to change the name of the Lushai Hills District.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:--

Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Lushai Hills District (Change of Name) Act, 1954.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section 2. Lushai Hills District to be known as Mizo District

The tribal area in Assam now known as the Lushai Hills District shall, as from the commencement of this Act, be known as the Mizo District.

Section 3. Amendment to the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution

In the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution, in paragraph 20,--

(a) after sub-paragraph (2), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted namely:--

"(2A) The Mizo District shall comprise the area which at the commencement of this Constitution was known as the Lushai Hills District.";

(b) in sub-paragraph (3), after the words "United Khasi Jaintia Hills District" the words "and the Mizo District" shall be inserted; and

(c) in Part A of the table, for the words "The Lushai Hills District", the words "The Mizo District" shall be substituted.

Section 4. Reference to Lushai Hills District to be construed as reference to Mizo District

Any reference to the Lushai Hills District in any law, instrument or other document shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to the Mizo District.