An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing State of Bihar and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
PART I PRELIMINARY
This Act may be called the Bihar Reorganisation Act,2000.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "Appointed day" means the day which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;
(b) "Article" means an article of the Constitution;
(c) "Assembly constituency", "council constituency" and "parliamentary constituency" have the same meanings as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950)
(d) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;
(e) 1*"Existing State of Bihar" means the State of Bihar as existing immediately before the appointed day;
(f) "Law" includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order, bye- law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having, immediately before the appointed day, the force of law in the whole or in any part of the existing State of Bihar;
(g)"Notified order means an order published in the Official Gazette;
(h) "Population ratio", in relation to the States of Bihar and Jharkhand, means the ratio of 645.30:218.44;
(i) "Sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Bihar, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;
(j) "Successor State", in relation to the existing State of Bihar, means the State of Bihar or Jharkhand;
(k) "Transferred territory" means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Bihar to the State of Jharkhand;
(l) "Treasury" includes a sub-treasury; and
(m) Any reference to a district, tahsil or other territorial division of the existing State of Bihar shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day.
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