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THE NORTH-EASTERN AREAS (REORGANIZATION) ACT, 1971

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

Year : 1971



On and from the appointed day1*there shall be established a new State, to be known as the State of Manipur, comprising the territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the Union territory of Manipur.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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On and from the appointed day1*there shall be established a new State, to be known as the State of Tripura, comprising the territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the Union territory of Tripura.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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On and from the appointed day1*there shall be formed a new State, to be known as the State of Meghalaya, comprising-

(a) The territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the autonomous State of Meghalaya formed under section 3 of the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969; and

(b) So much of the territories comprised within the cantonment and municipality of Shillong as did not form part of that autonomous State, and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Assam.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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On and from the appointed day1*there shall be formed a new Union territory, to be known as the Union territory of Mizoram, comprising the territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the Mizo District in the existing State of Assam and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Assam.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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On and from the appointed day1*there shall be formed a new Union territory, to be known as the Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh, comprising the territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the tribal areas specified in Part B of the table appended to paragraph 20 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution (but excluding the areas covered by notification No. TAD/R/35/50/109, dated the 23rd February, 1951 issued by the Governor of Assam under the proviso to sub-paragraph (3) of the said paragraph 20) and known as the North-East Frontier Agency and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Assam.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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On and from the appointed day1*the State of Assam shall comprise the territories of the existing State of Assam other than those specified in sections 5, 6 and 7.

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1. i.e. 21-1-1972.

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

(a) Under the heading "I. THE STATES",-

(i) In the paragraph relating to the territories of the State of Assam, the following shall be added at the end, namely:-

"and the territories specified in sections 5, 6 and 7 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971";

(ii) After entry 18, the following entries shall be inserted, namely:-

"19. Manipur - The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was being administered as if it were a Chief Commissioner's Province under the name of Manipur.

20. Tripura - The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was being administered as if it were a Chief Commissioner's Province under the name of Tripura.

21. Meghalaya - The territories specified in section 5 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.";

(b) Under the heading "II. THE UNION TERRITORIES",-

(i) Entries 2 and 3 shall be omitted and entries 4 to 9 shall be re-numbered as entries 2 to 7 respectively;

(iii) After entry 7 as so re-numbered, the following entries shall be inserted, namely:-

8. Mizoram - The territories specified in section 6 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971

9. Arunachal Pradesh - The territories specified in section 7 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.".

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