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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NAGALAND (CHANGE IN REPRESENTATION) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 61 of 1968


  • Act nº 61 of 1968

Preamble

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NAGALAND (CHANGE IN REPRESENTATION) Act, 1968

[Act, No. 61 of 1968]

[31st December, 1968]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for a change in representation in the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland and for that purpose to make consequential amendments in the State of Nagaland Act, 1962 and the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

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

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland (Change in Representation) Act, 1968.

Section 2. Change in representation in the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland

For the period referred to in clause (2) of article 371 A of the Constitution, the total number of seats allotted to the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland shall be increased from forty-six to fifty-two, of which --

(a) the seats allotted to the Tuensang district shall be increased from six to twelve and shall be filled by persons chosen by the members of the regional council, referred to in that article, from amongst themselves in such manner as the Governor of Nagaland, after consulting that council may by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, and

(b) the remaining forty seats shall be filled by persons chosen by direct elections from assembly constituencies in the rest of the State of Nagaland.

Section 3. Amendment of Act 27 of l962

Repealed by Repealing and Amending Act, 1974 (56 of 1974).

Section 4. Amendment of Act 43 of 1950

Repealed as Repealing and Amending Act, 1974 ( 56 of 1974).

Section 5. Saving as to present Legislative Assembly

Nothing in this Act shall affect any representation in the present Legislative Assembly of Nagaland until its dissolution.