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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 47 of 1951

  • Schedules
  • Act nº 47 of 1951



[Act No. XLVII of 1951]

[1st September, 1951]


An Act to alter the boundaries of the State of Assam consequent on the cession of a strip of territory comprised in that State to the Government of Bhutan.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:--

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Assam (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1951.

Section 2. Alteration of the boundaries of Assam

On and from the commencement of this Act, the territory of the State of Assam shall cease to comprise the strip of territory specified in the Schedule, which shall be coded to the Government of Bhutan, and the boundaries of the state of Assam shall be deemed to have been altered accordingly.

Section 3. Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution

In the first paragraph of Part A of the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "TERRITORIES OF STATES", after the words "Assam Tribal Areas", the following words shall be inserted namely:--

"But shall not include the territories specified in the Schedule to the Assam (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1951.




(See section 2)

The strip of territory measuring 32.81 square miles lying to the south of Bhutan within 26o 45 and 27o North Latitude and 91o and 15' and 91o 45' East Longitude, demarcated on the west, north and east by boundary pillars Nos.90, 91, 92, 93 and 94 erected in 1930-31, and on the south by boundary pillar Nos.90,91,92,93 and 94 erected in 1950.