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UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 29 of 2000


  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  • Part V
  • Part VI
  • Part VII
  • Part VIII
  • Part IX
  • Part X
  • Schedules
  • Act nº 29 of 2000

Preamble

UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

[Act, No. 29 of 2000]

[25th August, 2000]

PREAMBLE

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 I

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.

Section 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;

(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 II

Section 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.

Section 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.

Section 5. Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution

On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under theheading "I. Saving powers of State Governments .--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", the following 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.".

Section 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 or other territorial division in the State.

Part III

Section 7. Amendment of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution

On and from the appointed day, in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the Table,--

(a) entries 17 to 28 shall be renumbered as entries 18 to 29 respectively;

(b) in entry 16, for the figures "34", the figures "31" shall be substituted:

(c) after entry 16, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:--

"17.Uttaranchal ....................................................................3".

Section 8. Allocation of sitting members

(1) On and from the appointed day, thirty-four sitting members of the Council of States representing the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be deemed to have been elected to fill the seats allotted to the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act.

(2) The term of office of such sitting members shall remain unaltered.

Section 9. Representation in the House of the People

On and from the appointed day, there shall be allocated 80 seats to the successor State of Uttar Pradesh, and 5 to the successor State of Uttaranchal, in the House of the People, and the First Schedule to the Representation of the People Act, 1950 shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.

Section 10. Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies

On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1976, shall stand amended as directed in the Second Schedule to this Act.

Section 11. Provision as to sitting members

(1) Every sitting member of the House of the People representing a constituency which, on the appointed day by virtue of the provisions of section 10, stands allotted, with or without alteration of boundaries, to the successor State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, shall be deemed to have been elected to the House of the People by that constituency as so allotted.

(2) The term of office of such sitting members shall remain unaltered.