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LACCADIVE, MINICOY AND AMINDIVI ISLANDS (ALTERATION OF NAME) ACT, 1973 [REPEALED]

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 34 of 1973


  • Act nº 34 of 1973

Preamble

1[THE LACCADIVE, MINICOY AND AMINDIVI ISLANDS (ALTERATION OF NAME) ACT, 1973

[Act, No. 34 of 1973]

[26th August, 1973]

PREAMBLE

An Act to alter the name of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

1. Repealed by The Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) and Other Laws Repeal Act, 2001 (47 of 2001) w.e.f. 14.09.2001.


Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Alteration of Name) Act, 1973.

(2) It shall come into force on such date {1-11-1973: vide Notification No.G.S.R.475 (E) dated the 18thOctober, 1973.} as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "appointed day" means the date appointed under sub-section (2) of section 1 for the coming into force of this Act;

(b) "law" includes any enactment, Ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having the force of law in the whole or any part of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands.

Section 3. Alteration of name of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands

As from the appointed day, the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands shall be known as the Union territory of Lakshadweep.

Section 4. Amendment of article 240 of the Constitution

In article 240 of the Constitution, in clause (1), for entry (b), the following entry shall be substituted, namely:-

"(b) Lakshadweep;".

Section 5. Amendment of First Schedule to the Constitution

In the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "II.THE UNION TERRITORIES", in entry 3, for the words "The Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands.", the word "Lakshadweep." shall be substituted.

Section 6. Power to adapt laws

(1) For the purpose of giving effect to the alteration of the name of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands by section 3, the Central Government may, before the expiration of one year from the appointed day, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of any law made before the appointed day, whether by way of repeal or amendment as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made.

(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to prevent Parliament or other competent authority from repealing or amending any law adapted or modified by the Central Government under the said sub-section.

Section 7. Power to construe laws

Notwithstanding that no provision or insufficient provision has been made under section 6 for the adaptation of a law made before the appointed day, any court, tribunal or authority required or empowered to enforce such law may construe the law in such manner, without affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper in regard to the matter before the court, tribunal or authority.

Section 8. Legal Proceedings

Where immediately before the appointed day any legal proceedings are pending to which the Administrator of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands is a party, or the Union of India represented by the said Administrator is a party, then, for the purposes of those proceedings, any reference to the Administrator of the Union territory of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands shall be construed as a reference to the Administrator of the Union territory of Lakshadweep]

Repealing Act1
Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) and Other Laws Repeal Act, 2001

THE TWO-MEMBER CONSTITUENCIES (ABOLITION) AND OTHER LAWS REPEAL ACT, 2001

[Act, No. 47 of 2001]

[14th September, 2001]

PREAMBLE

An Act to repeal the Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) Act, 1961 and certain other enactments.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows: --

1. Short title

This Act may be called the Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) and other Laws Repeal Act, 2001.

2. Repeal of enactments

The enactments specified in the Schedule are hereby repealed.

THE SCHEDULE

(See section 2)

Repeal of Enactments

Sl. No.

Name of the Act

Year

Act No.

1.

The Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) Act

1961

1

2.

The Madras State (Alteration of Name) Act

1968

53

3.

The West Bengal Legislative Council (Abolition) Act

1969

20

4.

The Mysore State (Alteration of Name) Act

1973

31

5.

The Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Alteration of Name) Act

1973

34

6.

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council (Abolition) Act

1985

34

7.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Abolition) Act

1986

40