An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the State of Bombay and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
The Act may be called the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) ''Appointed day$$ means the 1st day of May, 1960;
(b) ''Article$$ 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) ''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 State of Bombay;
(e) ''Notified order'' means an order published in the Official Gazette;
(f) ''Population ratio'', in relation to the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat, means the ratio of 66 31 to 33.69;
(g) ''Sitting member'', in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the State of Bombay, means a person who, immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;
(h) ''Transferred territory'' means the territories which, as from the appointed day, are the territories of the State of Gujarat;
(j) Any reference to a district, taluka, village or other territorial division of the State of Bombay shall be construed as a reference to the area composed within that territorial division as recognised for land revenue purposes on the 1st day of December, 1959.
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