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MADRAS STATE (ALTERATION OF NAME) ACT, 1968 [REPEALED]

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 53 of 1968


  • Act nº 53 of 1968

Preamble

1[MADRAS STATE (ALTERATION OF NAME) ACT, 1968

[Act, No. 53 of 1968]

[20th December, 1968]

PREAMBLE

An Act to alter the name of the State of Madras.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Nineteenth 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 Repealed by The Two-Member Constituencies (Abolition) and Other Laws Repeal Act, 2001 (47 of 2001) w.e.f. 14.09.2001.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 Madras State (Alteration of Name) Act, 1968.

(2) It shall come into force on such dateas 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) "appropriate Government" means, as respects a law relating to a matter enumerated in List I in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, the Central Government, and as respects any other law, the State Government;

(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 any part of the State of Madras.

Section 3. Alteration of name of State of Madras

As from the appointed day, the State of Madras shall be known as the State of Tamil Nadu.

Section 4. Amendment of article 31A, article 168 and article 290A of the Constitution

In sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of article 31A, in sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 168 and. in article 290A of the Constitution, for the word "Madras", the words "Tamil Nadu" shall be substituted.

Section 5. Amendment of First and Fourth Schedules to the Constitution

(1) In the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "1. THE STATES", for the figure and the word "7. Madras", the figure and words "7. Tamil Nadu" shall be substituted.

(2) In the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, for the figure and word "8. Madras," the figure and words "8. Tamil Nadu" shall be substituted.

Section 6. Power to adapt laws

(1) For the purpose of giving effect to the alteration of the name of the State of Madras by section 3, the appropriate Government may, before the expiration of one year from the appointed day, by order, make such adapations and modifications of any law made before the appointed day, whether by way of repeal or amendment as may be necessary for 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 a competent Legislature or other competent authority from repealing or amending any law adapted or modified by the appropriate 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 State of Madras is a party, the State of Tamil Nadu shall be deemed to be substituted for the State of Madras in those proceedings.

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