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Year : 1969

[Act, No. 55 Of 1969]
[29th December, 1969]


An Act to provide for the formation within the State of Assam of an autonomous State to be known as Meghalaya and for matters connected therewith.

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

(1) This Act may be called The Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969.

(2) It shall come into force on such date1*as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:
Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act.


1. Sections. 2 and 3 enforced from 12-1-1970- rest of the provisions came into force on 2-4-1970.


In this Act unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Appointed day" means such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint for the formation of the autonomous State;

(b) "Article" means an article of the Constitution;

(c) "Autonomous State" means the autonomous State of Meghalaya formed under Section 3;

(d) "Constituency" means a territorial constituency provided by order made under Section 12 for the purpose of election to the Legislative Assembly;

(e) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under Article 324;

(f) "Governor" means the Governor of Assam exercising his functions as Governor in relation to Meghalaya by virtue of this Act;

(g) "Law" includes any enactment, Ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument, havug immediately before the appointed day, the force of law in the whole or in any part of the autonomous State;

(h) "Legislative Assembly" means the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya;

(i) "Meghalaya" means the autonomous State referred to in Section 3;

(j) "Member" means a member of the Legislative Assembly;

(k) "Official Gazette" means the Official Gazette of Meghayala or the Gazette of India; and

(l) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

Last updated on July, 2016

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