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THE HIMACHAL PRADESH AND BILASPUR (NEW STATE) ACT, 1954

Title : THE HIMACHAL PRADESH AND BILASPUR (NEW STATE) ACT, 1954

Year : 1954



(1) There shall be allotted one seat to the new State in the Council of States.

(2) The sitting member of the Council of States representing the group of States comprising the existing States shall on and from the commencement of this Act represent the new State in the Council but the term of such sitting member shall remain unaltered, that is to say, shall expire on the 2nd of April, 1958.



In the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the Table of Seats relating to the representatives of States specified in Part C of the First Schedule-

(i) For entries 4 and 5, the entry "4. Himachal Pradesh ....1" shall be substituted; and

(ii) Entries 6 to 10 shall be renumbered as entries 5 to 9. respectively.



In section 27A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950),-

(i) In sub-section (5), for the word "Delhi" the words"Delhi,Himachal Pradesh" shall be substituted; and

(ii) Sub-section (6) shall be omitted.



Until other provision is made by law, there shall be allotted 4 seats to the new State in the House of the People.



In the First Schedule to the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), in the part relating to Part C States,-

(i) Entry 3 shall be omitted;

(ii) entries 4 to 12 shall be renumbered as entries 3 to 11. respectively; and

(iii) For the figure "3" in column 2 against Himachal Pradesh, the figure "4" shall be substituted.



(1) The new State shall, until other provision is made by law,consist of the following three Parliamentary constituencies, namely:-

(i) The constituency of Bilaspur comprising the existing State of Bilaspur; and

(ii) The two constituencies into which the existing State of Himachal Pradesh has been divided.

(2) The Delimitation of Parliamentary Constituencies (Part C States) Order, 1951,1* shall, until other provision is made by law, have effect subject to the amendments made in the First Schedule.

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1. See Notification No. S.R.O. 706, dated 15th May, 1951,Gazette of India, Extraordinary, 1951, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 587.

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(1) The sitting member of the House of the People representing the existing State of Bilaspur shall on and from the commencement of this Act represent the Bilaspur constituency of the new State and shall be deemed to have been elected to the House of the People by that constituency.

(2) Every sitting member of the House of the People representing a constituency of the existing State of Himachal Pradesh shall,on and from the commencement of this Act, represent the constituency of the same name in the new State and shall be deemed to have been elected to the House of the People by that constituency.



Rep.by A.O.(3),1956.



In section 13 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), in clause (b) of sub-section (1), the word "Bilaspur" shall be omitted.



Rep. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956.



1*Shall be amended as shown in the Second Schedule.

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1. See C. O. 32, Gazette of India, 1951, Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 1198.

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In section 9 of the Delimitation Commission Act,1952 (81 of 1952), in sub-section (3), for the words "and the orders made under any of the said Acts" the words, brackets and figures "the Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur (New State) Act, 1954 and the orders made under any of the said Acts" shall be substituted.



Any reference to Himachal Pradesh in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950),1***, as amended by this Act shall be construed as a reference to the new State.

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1. The words "and the Government of Part C States Act, 1951" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956.

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(1) The electoral rolls of the constituencies of the existing States shall, on and from the commencement of this Act, be deemed to be the electoral rolls of the constituencies of the same name in the new State and shall continue in force until such rolls are revised, or fresh rolls are prepared, in accordance with law.

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1. Sub- section (2) omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3)Order, 1956.

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For the purpose of determination of the number of seats to be allotted to the new State in the House of the People in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1), and distribution of those seats as well as the seats allotted to the Legislative Assembly of the new State to territorial constituencies and delimitation thereof in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 8 of the Delimitation Commission Act, 1952 (81 of 1952), it shall be lawful for the Delimitation Commission, notwithstanding anything contained in that Act, to amend, vary or rescind any of its final orders published under section 9 of that Act in so far as any such order relates to any or both of the existing States.



Rep. by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 3) Order, 1956.
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