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ANDHRA PRADESH AND MADRAS (ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 56 of 1959


  • Part 1
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  • Part V
  • Part VI
  • Part VII
  • Part VIII
  • Schedules
  • Act nº 56 of 1959

Preamble

THE ANDHRA PRADESH AND MADRAS (ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES) ACT, 1959

[Act, No. 56 Of 1959 ]

[24th December, 1959]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the alteration of boundaries of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Madras and for matters connected there with.

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

Part 1

Section 1. Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be called The Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959.

(2) It shall come into force on such date1as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

1. The Act came into force on 1-4-1960,


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) "assembly constituency", "council constituency" and "parliamentary constituency" have the same meanings as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950;

(c) "law" includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having the force of law in the whole or in any part of Andhra Pradesh or Madras;

(d) "notified order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(e) "sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of a State, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;

(f) "transferred territories" means--

(i) in relation to the State of Andhra Pradesh, the territories specified in the Second Schedule and transferred from that State to Madras; and

(ii) in relation to the State of Madras, the territories specified in the First Schedule and transferred from that State to Andhra Pradesh.

(g) "treasury" includes a sub-treasury;

(h) any reference to a district, taluk, firka, village or other territorial division of a State shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the 1st day of July, 1957.

Part II

Section 3. Transfer of territories

As from the appointed day, there shall be added--

(a) to the State of Andhra Pradesh, the territories specified in the First Schedule which shall thereupon cease to form part of the State of Madras; and

(b) to the State of Madras, the territories specified in the Second Schedule which shall thereupon cease to form part of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Section 4. Changes of territorial divisions in Andhra Pradesh

(1) The territories specified in Part I of the First Schedule shall be included in, and form part of, Chittoor district; and the said territories, together with the territories comprised in the villages of Puttur taluk specified in the Third Schedule and the territories which immediately before the appointed day were comprised in Kanakummachatram and Tiruttani firkas of Tiruttani taluk but are not transferred by virtue of section 3 of the State of Madras, shall form a taluk to be known as Sathyavedu taluk in Chittoor district.

(2) The territories which immediately before the appointed day were comprised in Palliputtu and Erumbi firkas of Tiruttani taluk but are not transferred by virtue of section 3 to the State of Madras shall be included in and form part of Puttur taluk.

(3) The territories which immediately before the appointed day were comprised in Melpadi firka of Chittoor taluk but are not transferred by virtue of section 3 to the State of Madras shall be included in and form part of, Chittoor firka of Chittoor taluk.

(4) The territories specified in Part II of the First Schedule shall be included in, and form part of, Kuppam West firka of Palmaner taluk of Chittopr district.

Section 5. Changes of territorial divisions in Madras

(1) The territories which immediately before the appointed day were comprised in Sathyavedu firka of Ponneri taluk and Uttukkottai firka of Tiruvallur taluk but are not transferred by virtue of section 3 to the State of Andhra Pradesh shall be included in, and form part of Gummidipundi firka of Ponneri taluk.

(2) The territories specified in Parts I and II of the Second Schedule shall be included in and form a separate taluk to be known as Tiruttani taluk of Chingleput district; and in that taluk the territories specified in Part II of that Schedule shall form a separate firka to be known as Kanakammachatram firka.

(3) The territories specified in Parts III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of the Second Schedule shall respectively be included in, and form part of, --

(a) Mappendu firka of Tiruvallur taluk of Chingleput district.

(b) Paranji firka of Arkonam taluk of North Arcot district.

(c) Arkonam firka of Arkonam taluk of North Arcot district.

(d) Ranipat firka of Walajapet taluk of North Arcot district.

(e) Gudiyattam East Firka of Gudiyattam taluk of North Arcot district, and

(f) Vaniyambadi firka of Tiruppattur taluk of North Arcot district.

Section 6. Amendment of First Schedule to the Constitution

As from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "I, THE STATES",--

(a) for the entry against " 1, Andhra Pradesh", the following shall be substituted, namely

"The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Andhra State Act, 1953, sub-section (1) of section 3 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, and the First Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959, but excluding the territories specified in the Second Schedule to the last mentioned Act;"; and

(b) in the entry against "7. Madras,"--

(i) after the words and figures " section 4 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956", the words, brackets and figures "and the Second Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959", shall be inserted; and

(ii) for the words, brackets, letters and figures "and the territories specified in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 5, section 6 and clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956", the following shall be substituted, namely :--

the territories specified in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 5, section 6 and clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 and the territories specified in the First Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh and Madras (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1959".

Section 7. Saving powers of State Government

Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be deemed to affect the power of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh or Madras to alter after the appointed day the name, extent or boundaries of any district, taluk, firka or village in the State.

Part III

Section 8. Amendment of Fourth Schedule to the Constitution

As from the appointed day, ' in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the second Column of the Table,--

(a) for the figures "17" against Madras, the figures "18" shall be substituted; and

(b) for the figures "220", the figures "221" shall be substituted.

Section 9. Bye-election to fill the additional seat

(1) As soon as may be after the appointed day, a bye-election shall be held to fill the additional seat allotted to the State of Madras in the Council of States by virtue of section 8.

(2) The term of office of the member elected to the Council of States in pursuance of this section shall expire on the 2nd day of April 1962.

Section 10. Amendment of First Schedule to the Delimitation Order

The First Schedule to the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order 1956, shall have effect subject to the modifications specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act.

Section 11. Provision as to sitting members

Every sitting member of the House of the People representing a constituency the extent of which is altered by virtue of Section 10 shall be deemed to have been elected to the said House by that constituency as so altered.