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THE BIHAR REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

Title : THE BIHAR REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

Year : 2000



On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new State to be known as the State of Jharkhand comprising the following territories of the existing State of Bihar, namely:-

Bokaro, Chatra, Deogarh, Dhanbad, Dumka, Garhwa, Giridih,Godda, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Kodarma, Lohardaga, Pakur, Palamau, Ranchi, Sahebganj, Singhbhum (East) and Singhbhum (West) districts; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Bihar.



On and from the appointed day, the State of Bihar shall comprise the territories of the existing State of Bihar other than those specified in section 3.



On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading "I.

THE STATES",-

(a) In the paragraph relating to the territories of the State of Bihar, the folllowing shall be added at the end, namely:-

"and the territories specified in section3 of the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000";

(b) After entry 27, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

''28. Jharkhand: The territories specified in section 3 of the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000''.



Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be deemed to affect the power of the Government of Bihar or Jharkhand to alter, after the appointed day, the name, area or boundaries of any district or other territorial division in the State.

Last updated on September, 2016

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