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THE NORTH-EASTERN AREAS (REORGANIZATION) ACT, 1971

Title : THE NORTH-EASTERN AREAS (REORGANIZATION) ACT, 1971

Year : 1971

[Act, No. 81 of 1971]
[30th December, 1971]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the establishment of the States of Manipur and Tripura and to provide for the formation of the State of Meghalaya and of the Union Territories of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh by reorganisation of the existing State of Assam and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



This Act may be called The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.



In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Administrator" means the administrator of a Union territory appointed by the President under Article 239 of the Constitution;

(b) "Appointed day" means the day which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;1*

(c) "Article" means an article of the Constitution;

(d) "Common High Court" means the Gauhati High Court (the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura) referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 28;

2*[Provided that on and from the commencement of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012, the provisions of this clause shall have effect as if for the brackets and words "(Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura)", the brackets and words "(Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland)" had been substituted.'.(81 of 1971.)]

(e) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under Article 324;

(f) "Existing State of Assam" means the State of Assam as existing immediately before the appointed day;

(g) "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 any part of the existing State of Assam or the autonomous State of Meghalaya or the Union territory of Manipur or the Union territory of Tripura, as the case may be;

(h) "Sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Assam, means a person who, immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House or that Assembly;

(i) "Successor State", in relation to the existing State of Assam, means the State of Assam or Meghalaya, and includes also the Union in relation to the Union territory of Mizoram;

(j) "Treasury" includes a sub-treasury.

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1. That is 21-1-1972.

2. Inserted by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. 26 of 2012) w.e.f. 23.03.2013.
 
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