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THE MADHYA PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

Title : THE MADHYA PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

Year : 2000



On and from the appointed day, in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the Table,-

(a) Entries 9 to 27 shall be renumbered as entries 10 to 28. respectively;

(b) In entry 8, for the figures "16", the figures "11" shall be substituted;

(c) After entry 8, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

"9. Chhattisgarh ............. 5.".



(1) On and from the appointed day, the sixteen sitting members of the Council of States representing the existing State of Madhya Pradesh shall be deemed to have been elected to fill the seats allotted to the States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act.

(2) The term of office of such sitting members shall remain unaltered.



On and from the appointed day, there shall be allocated 29 seats to the successor State of Madhya Pradesh, and 11 to the successor State of Chhattisgarh, in the House of the People, and the First Schedule to he Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950) shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.



On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1976, shall stand amended as directed in the Second Schedule to this Act.



(1) Every sitting member of the House of the People representing a constituency which, on the appointed day by virtue of the provisions of section 10, stands allotted, with or without alteration of boundaries, to the uccessor States of Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh, shall be deemed to have been elected to the House of the People by that constituency as so allotted.

(2) The term of office of such sitting members shall remain unaltered.



(1) The number of seats as on the appointed day in the Legislative Assemblies of the States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh shall be two hundred and thirty and ninety respectively.

(2) In the Second Schedule to the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), under heading "I. States",-

(a) Entries 5 to 25 shall be renumbered as entries 6 to 26. respectively;

(b) After entry 4, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

"5. Chhattisgarh 90.";

(c) In entry 13, as so renumbered, for the figures "320", the figures
"230" shall be substituted.



(1) Every sitting member of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh elected to fill a seat in that Assembly from a constituency which on the appointed day by virtue of the provisions of section 0 stands allotted, with or without alteration of boundaries, to the State of Chhattisgarh shall, on and from that day, cease to be a member of the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh and shall be deemed to have been elected to fill a seat in the Legis ative Assembly of Chhattisgarh from that constituency so allotted.

(2) All other sitting members of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh shall continue to be members of the Legislative Assembly of that State and any such sitting member representing a constituency the extent, or the name and e tent of which are altered by virtue of the provisions of section 9 shall be deemed to have been elected to the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh by that constituency as so altered.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Legislative Assemblies of Madhya Pradesh and
Chhattisgarh shall be deemed to be duly constituted on the appointed day.

(4) The sitting member of the Legislative Assembly of the existing
State of Madhya Pradesh nominated to that Assembly under article 333.to represent the Anglo-Indian community shall be deemed to have been nominated to represent the said community in the egislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh under that article.



The period of five years referred to in clause (1) of article 172, shall, in the case of Legislative Assembly of the State of Madhya Pradesh and the State of Chhattisgarh be deemed to have commenced on the date on hich it actually commenced in the case of Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh.



(1) The persons who immediately before the appointed day are the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh shall continue to be the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of that Assembly on and from that day.

(2) As soon as may be after the appointed day, the Legislative
Assembly of the successor State of Chhattisgarh shall choose two members of that Assembly to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker thereof and until they are so chosen, the duties of the office of the Speaker shall be performed by such member of the Assembly as the Governor may appoint for the purpose.



The rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh as in force immediately before the appointed day shall, until rules are made under clause (1) of article 208, be the rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Chhattisgarh, subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be made therein by the Speaker thereof.



(1) For the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of section 12, the Election Commission shall determine in the manner hereinafter provided-

(a) The number of seats to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, respectively having regard to the relevant provisions of the Constitution;

(b) The assembly constituencies into which each State referred to in clause (a) shall be divided, the extent of each of such constituen -cies and in which of them seats shall be reserved for the Sche -duled Castes or for the Scheduled Tribes; and

(c) The adjustments in the boundaries and description of the extent of the parliamentary constituencies in each State referred to in clause (a) That may be necessary or expedient.

(2) In determining the matters referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1), the Election Commission shall have regard to the following provisions, namely:-

(a) All the constituencies shall be single-member constituencies;

(b) All constituencies shall, as far as practicable, be geographically compact areas, and in delimiting them, regard shall be had to physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and conveniences to the public ; and

(c) Constituencies in which seats are reserved for the Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall, as far as practicable, be located in areas where the proportion of their population to the total population is the largest.

(3) The Election Commission shall, for the purpose of assisting it in the performance of its functions under sub-section (1), associate with itself as associate members, five persons as the Central Government may, by order specify, being persons who are embers of the Legislative Assembly of the State or of the House of the People representing the State:

Provided that none of the associate members shall have a right to vote or to sign any decision of the Election Commission.

(4) If, owing to death or resignation, the office of an associate member falls vacant, it shall be filled as far as practicable, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3).

(5) The Election Commission shall-

(a) Publish its proposals for the delimitation of constituencies together with the dissenting proposals, if any, of any associate member who desires publication thereof in the Official Gazette and in such other manner as the Commission may consider fit, together with a notice inviting objections and suggestions in relation to the proposals and specifying a date on or after which the proposals will be further considered by it;

(b) Consider all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified; and

(c) After considering all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified, determine by one or more orders the delimitation of constituencies and cause such order or orders to be published in the Official Gazett ; and upon such publication, the order or orders shall have the full force of law and shall not be called in question in any court.

(6) As soon as may be after such publication, every such order relating to assembly constituencies shall be laid before the
Legislative Assembly of the concerned State.

(7) The delimitation of constituencies in the States of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh shall be determined on the basis of the published figures of the census taken in the year 1971.



(1) The Election Commission may, from time to time,by notification in the Official Gazette,-

(a) Correct any printing mistakes in any order made under section 17.or any error arising therein from inadvertent slip or omission; and

(b) Where the boundaries or name of any territorial division mentioned in any such order or orders is or are altered, make such amendments as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for bringing such order up-to-date.

(2) Every notification under this section relating to an assembly constituency shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is issued, before the concerned Legislative Assembly.




On and from the appointed day, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the Third Schedule.



On and from the appointed day, the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the Fourth Schedule.


Last updated on May, 2016

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