An Act to assimilate certain laws in force in the scheduled areas to the laws in force in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills District.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:--
Section 1. Short title and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Shillong (Rifle Range and Umlong)Cantonments Assimilation of Laws 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. Definitions
In this Act,:--
(a) appointed day means the date appointed under sub-section (2) of section 1 for the coming into force of this Act.
(b) law means so much of any Act, Ordinance, Regulation, rule, order or bye -law as relates to any of the maters enumerated in Lists I and III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution;
(c) "Scheduled areas' means the areas specified in the Schedule.
Section 3. Assimilation of laws
(1) All laws which immediately before the appointed day extend to, or are in force in the scheduled areas shall on that day cease to be in fore in the schedule areas except as respects things done or omitted to be done before that day, and for General Clauses Act, 1897 (X of 1897) shall apply in relation to such successor as it applies in relation to the repeal of an enactment by a Central Act.
(2) All laws which immediately before the appointed day extend to, or in force in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills District shall as from that day extend to and be in force in the schedule areas.
Section 4. Removal of difficulties
If any difficulty arises in relation to the transition under section 3 from one law or group of laws to another law or group of laws, the Central Government may, by order notified in the official Gazette, make such provisions as it considers necessary for the removal of the difficulty.
(1)The Shillong (Rifle Range) Cantonment, that is to say, the area as definedbelow:--
Note1:-- This area lies about half a mile to the west of Laban village, andabout the same distance south of the Umjasai river as it runs from West to eastfrom Cantonment Boundary Pillar No.37.
Itis nowhere continuos with the boundaries of the Shillong Cantonment.
Note2:--No.I Boundary Pillar is situated at a bearing of 313 and at a distance of420 feet from the centre of the 400 firing point on the main range through whichthe Ummawlong stream flows and at a bearing of 243 and at a distance of 565 feetfrom centre of the 600 firing point on the same range
Magneticvariation when this boundary was surveyed in 1926 was O.15' west.
Boundariesof the detached area
Bearing from Magnetic North
Direct Horizontal distance in feet.
Pillar No.1 to Pillar No.2
The boundary runs from pillar No 1.a north - westerly direction crossing the head of a Nala, to pillar No.2, which is situated on spur across this Nala.
Pillar No.2 to Pillar No.3
Thence it veers slightly more north-wards and descends a thickly wooded slope until it reaches a stream at pillar No.3
Pillar No.3 to Pillar No.4
The boundary is formed by between these two pillars and runs in a south-westerly direction Pillar No.4 is in midstream.
Pillar No. 4 to Pillar No. 5
Thence it turn sharp south-east to pillar No. 5 situated at the foot of a steep of hill.
Pillar No. 5 to Pillar No. 6
Thence the boundary again turns sharp south-west with a slight diagonal ascent.
Pillar No. 6 to Pillar No. 7
From Pillar No. 6 the slight diagonal ascent is continue 1 but almost due south.
Pillar No. 7 to Pillar No. 8
The boundary thence continues in same line for a distance of 40 per feet whence it curves south-west to pillar No. 8 situated in the center of a Nasla50 feet to the south-east of south corner of a disused range butt.
Pillar No. 8 to Pillar No. 9
Thence to the south corner of this butt and along the pillar No. 9 in the centre of the south-west side of the butt
Pillar No. 9 to Pillar No. 10
The bounary thence turns a right angle to run south-west straight up a steep slope for a distance of 150 feet, thence turning south to follow a spur for 180 feet upt ot pillar No. 10
Pillar No. 10 to Pillar No. 11
Thence under the brow of this spur in a curve, for 95 feet to the south-east and 60 feet almost south
Pillar No. 11 to Pillar No. 12
Thence south-west to pillar No. 12 situated on the crest of the spur
Pillar No 12 to Pillar No. 13
The boundary between these two pillar follow up the same spur in a south-easterly direction.
Pillar No. 13 to PillarNo. 14
Thence the boundary turns south-east and runs down to a Nala.
Pillar No.14 to Pillar No. 15
Thence in the same lien to [a spur across the Nala
Pillar No 15 to Pillar No. 16
Thence in the same line across this spur to the south slope of it.
Pillar No. 16 to Pillar No. 17
The boundary turns cast from pillar No. 16 along the south slope of the spur.
Pillar No. 17 to Pillar No. 18
In the same line down the south-east slope of this spur.
Pillar No. 18 to Pillar No. 19
The boundary here veers north-east, descends a steep slope to cross a Nala down which the Wah Jalynnoh branch of the Ummawlong stream flows and ascends a steep slope to the north-east of this stream to Pillar No.19 which is situated in a cleaning in a thick wood.
Pillar No. 19 to Pillar No. 20
Thence almost in the same line but slightly more northerly along this cleaning to pillar No. 20 on the edge of a track running south-west from the southern extremity of Kench's Trace.
Pillar No. 20 to Pillar No. 21
Thence north-east to pillar No. 21 which is situated to the east of the southern extremity of Kench's Trace.
Pillar No. 21 to Pillar No. 22.
The Boundary runs in north direction along Kench's Trace to Pillar No. 21A; thence in a direct line to pillar No. 21 Bsituated on Kench's Trace; thence along Kench's Trace through pillar No. 21C to pillar No. 21D; thence in adirect line to Pillar No. 22 which is situated on the west bank of the Ummawlong stream just north of the 20 yards firing point of the rifle range.
Pillar No.22 to Pillar No. 23
The west bank of the Ummawlong stream forms the boundary between these two pillars.
Pillars No. 23 to Pillar No. 24
The boundary hence turnsabruptly and runs south-west on the lower crest of this spur.
Pillar No. 24 to PillarNo. 25
Thence in the same line up and across a Nala running to the south-east of this spur.
Pillar No. 25 to Pillar No. 26
Thence in the same line up the side of a spur to the south-east of this Nala, to pillar No. 1.
(2)The Shilong (Umlong) Cantonment, that is to say, the area as definedbelow:-
Area ...... 1,962 acres.
BreamarEast Boundary Pillar No.1 or Contonment Boundary Pillar No 29 is situatedon the left bank of the Wah Sohkhlur at a point 300 feet, north- west ofCantonment boundary Pillar No.30 on a True bearing of 3080 II' from Cantonment Boundary Pillar No.30.
(MagneticVariation ........55' west in 1931.)
Forward bearings from true North
Horizontal distance in feet.
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 1 which is also Cantonment Boundary Pillar No. 29 the boundary runs across a stream in north-westerly direction in a straight line along the boundary of private land to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 2
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 2 the boundary 05runs in a westerly direction along the boundary of private land to the bed of the dry nallah at a point 10 feet north of Braemar Pillar No. 3
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 3 the boundary 28 runs in a westerly direction along the bed of dry nallah to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 4 which is situated near the head of this dry nallah
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 3 the boundary 53 runs in a southerly direction for a distance of about 70 feet to a private cart road, thence along the east side of this road to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 5 which is situated on a left bank of a stream, where the road crosses the stream.
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 5 the boundary 50 runs in a south-westerly direction across the stream and the cart road up the hill in a straight line to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 6 alongside the Cantonment Boundary Pillar No. 34.
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 6 the boundary 05 runs in an easterly direction along the Cantonment Boundary to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 7 which is situated where the road cross the Wah Sohklur on its right bank approximately 46 feet west of Cantonment Boundary Pillar No. 33 situated on the hillside.
From Brae Boundary Pillar No. 7 the Boundary 30 runs in a north-easterly direction along the Cantonment Boundary which is the right back of the Wah Sokhlur (Wah Lindoh) stream to Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 8 which is situated on the right bank where the river bends left handed below Cantonment Boundary pillar No. 30.
From Braemar Boundary Pillar No. 8 in a north-30 westerly direction along the Cantonment Boundary which is the right bank of the Wah Sokhlur (Wah Lindoh) stream and crossing it opposite Braemar Boundary Pillar no. 1