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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 day-

(a) in Article 210, in the proviso to Cl. (2), for the words "Legislature of the State of Himachal Pradesh", the words "Legislatures of the States of Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura" shall be substituted;

(b) In Article 239A, in clause (1), the words "Manipur, Tripura", shall be omitted;

(c) In Article 244,-

(i) In clause (1), for the words "the State of Assam", the words "the States of Assam and Meghalaya" shall be substituted;

(ii) In clause (2), for the words "the State of Assam", the words "the States of Assam and Meghalaya and the Union territory of Mizoram" shall be substituted;

(d) In Article 244A, in clause (1), for the word and letter "Part A", the word and figure "Part I" shall be substituted;

(e) In Article 275, in clause (a) of the second proviso to clause (1), for the word and letter "Part A", the word and figure "Part I" shall be substituted;

(f) In Article 332,-

(i) In clause (5), the words "except in the case of the constituency comprising the cantonment and municipality of Shillong" shall be omitted;

(ii) In clause (6), the words "except from the constituency comprising the cantonment and municipality of Shillong" shall be omitted;

(g) In Article 371B, for the word and letter "Part A", the word and figure "Part I" shall be substituted;

(h) In the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution, in paragraph 1, for the words "State of Assam", the words "States of Assam and Meghalaya" shall be substituted;

(i) The Sixth Schedule to the Constitution shall stand amended as directed in the Eighth Schedule.



On and from the appointed day, in section 21A of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, in sub-section (1), the brackets and words "(including the autonomous State of Meghalaya)" shall be omitted.



On and from the appointed day, in section 47A of the Road Transport Corporations Act, 1950, in the Explanation to sub-section

(i), After clause

(ii), The following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

"(iii) In relation to the Assam State Road Transport Corporation, shall mean the Government of the State of Assam or of Meghalaya as formed under the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.".



On and from the appointed day, in the States Reorganisation Act, 1956,-

(a) For clause (c) of section 15, the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(c) The Eastern Zone, comprising the States of Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa;":

(b) In sub-section (1) of section 16, Cl. (d) shall be omitted.



On and from the appointed day, in the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963,-

(a) In clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section 2, the words "Manipur, Tripura", shall be omitted;

(b) In section 44, sub-section (2) shall be omitted;

(c) Section 52 shall be omitted.



On and from the appointed day,-

(a) The Manipur (Courts) Act, 1955 shall stand amended as directed in the Ninth Schedule.

(b) Tripura (Courts) Order, 1950 shall stand amended as directed in the Tenth Schedule.



The provisions of Part II shall not be deemed to have effected any change in the territories to which any law in force immediately before the appointed day extends or applies, and the territorial references in any such law to the existing State of Assam or the autonomous State of Meghalaya or the Union territory of Manipur or the Union territory of Tripura or the North-East Frontier Agency shall, until otherwise provided by a competent Legislature or other competent authority, be construed as meaning the territories within that State or autonomous State or Union territory or Agency immediately before the appointed day.



For the removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that all District Councils and the Regional Council constituted under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution and functioning immediately before the appointed day in the respective autnomous districts and in the autonomous region shall, as from that day, be deemed to have been constituted under the said Schedule as amended by clause (i) of section 71, read with the Eighth Schedule and accordingly,-

(a) Every such District Council and the Regional Council shall, unless sooner dissolved, continue to function in the respective autonomous districts and in the autonomous region, notwithstanding that any such district or region ceases to be comprised in the territories of the State of Assam, by virtue of the provisions of Part II; and

(b) Every member of such District Council or Regional Council shall continue to be a member thereof for the unexpired term of his office as such.



For the purpose of facilitating the application of any law in relation to any of the States or Union territories formed or established by the provisions of Part II, the appropriate Government may, before the expiration of two years from the appointed day, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of the law, whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority.

Explanation.- In this section, the expression "the appropriate Government" means -

(a) As respects any law relating to a matter enumerated in the Union List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution, the Central Government; and

(b) As respects any other law,-

(i) In its application to a State, the State Government, and

(ii) In its application to a Union territory, the Central Government.



(1) Notwithstanding that no provision or insufficient provision has been made under section 79 for the adaptation of a law made before the appointed day, any court, tribunal or authority required or empowered to enforce such law may, for the purpose of facilitating its application in relation to the State of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya or Tripura or to the Union territory of Mizoram or Arunachal Pradesh construe the law in such manner, without affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper in regard to the matter before the court, tribunal or authority.

(2) Any reference to the High Court of Assam or the High Court of Assam and Nagaland or to the Court of the Judicial Commissioner for Manipur or the Court of the Judicial Commissioner for Tripura in any law shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed, on and from the appointed day, as a reference to the common High Court.



The Central Government, as respects the Union territory of Mizoram or Arunachal Pradesh and the State Government as respects any new State established or formed by the provisions of Part II may, by notification" in the Official Gazette, specify the authority, officer or person who, as from the appointed day, shall be competent to exercise such functions exercisable under any law in force on that day as may be mentioned in that notification and such law shall have effect accordingly.



(1) Where immediately before the appointed day the Union is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, right or liability and such property, right or liability devolves on the State of Manipur or the State of Tripura under this Act, then, the State of Manipur or, as the case may be, the State of Tripura shall be deemed to be substituted for the Union as a party to those proceedings and the proceedings may continue accordingly.

(2) Where immediately before the appointed day the autonomous State of Meghalaya is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, right or liability of that State, and such property, right or liability devolves on the State of Meghalaya under this Act, then the State of Meghalaya shall be deemed to be substituted for the autonomous State of Meghalaya as a party to those proceedings and the proceedings may continue accordingly.

(3) Where immediately before the appointed day the existing State of Assam is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, rights or liabilities subject to apportionment under this Act, the successor State, which succeeds to, or acquires a share in, that property or those rights or liabilities by virtue of any provision of this Act, shall be deemed to be substituted for the existing State of Assam as a party to those proceedings or added as a party thereto, as the case may be, and the proceedings may continue accordingly.



Any person who immediately before the appointed day, is enrolled as a pleader entitled to practice in any subordinate courts in the existing State of Assam shall, for a period of one year from that day, continue to be entitled to practice in those courts, notwithstanding that the whole or any part of the territories within the jurisdiction of those courts has been transferred to the State of Meghalaya or to a Union territory.



(1) Every proceeding pending immediately before the appointed day before a court (other than a High Court), tribunal, authority or officer in any area which on that day falls within a State or Union territory shall, if it is a proceeding relating exclusively to the territories which as from that day are the territories of another State or Union territory, stand transferred to the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer in that other State or Union territory as the case may be.

(2) If any question arises as to whether any proceeding should stand transferred under sub¬section (1), it shall be referred to the common High Court and the decision of that High Court shall be final.

(3) In this section,-

(a) "Proceeding" includes any suit, case or appeal; and

(b) ''Corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer" in a State or a Union territory means-

(i) The court, tribunal, authority or officer in that State or Union territory in which or before whom the proceeding would have lain if it had been instituted after the appointed day; or

(ii) In case of doubt, such court, tribunal, authority or officer in that State or Union territory as may be determined after the appointed day by the Government of that State or the Central Government, as the case may be, or before the appointed day by the Government of the existing State of Assam or the Government of the autonomous State of Meghalaya or the Central Government, as the case may be, to be the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer.



All courts and tribunals and all authorities, discharging lawful functions throughout the existing State of Assam or the Union territory of Manipur or the Union territory of Tripura or any part of such State or Union territory immediately before the appointed day shall, unless their continuance is inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or until other provision is made by a competent Legislature or other competent authority, continue to exercise their respective functions.



The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law.



(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect: to the provisions of this Act, the President may, by order do anything not inconsistent with such provisions which appears to him to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of removing the difficulty.

(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament.

87A - Power to remove difficulties

1*[(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, as amended by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as may appear to be necessary for removing the difficulty:

Provided that no such order shall be made under this section after the expiry of a period of two years from the commencement of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012.

(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament.]

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1. 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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(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to give effect to the provisions of this Act.

(2) Every rule made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament while it is in session for a total period of thirty days1*[which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid] both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

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1. Substituted for the words "which may be comprised in one session or in two successive sessions and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following" by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Amendment Act, 1974 (8 of 1974), Section 3 (w.r.e.f. 19-1-1974).

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Schedule I

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

[See sections 14 (2) and 20 (5)]

Amendments To The Delimitation Of Parliamentary And Assembly Constituencies Order, 1966

In Schedule II to the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1966,-

(1) in PART A.- PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES,-

(a) For serial No. 1 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"1. Cachar.- (11) Silchar, (12) Sonai, (13) Dholai, (14) Lakhipur, (15) Udharbond, (16) Borkhola";

(b) For serial No. 3 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"3. Diphu (S. T.).- (18) Haflong, (19) Bokajan, (20) Howraghat, (21) Baithalangso.";

(c) For serial No. 4 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"4. Dhubri.- (31) Mankachar, (32) South Salmara, (33) Dhubri, (34) Gauripur. (35) Golakganj, (36) Bilasipara.";

(2) in PART B.-ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES, serial Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 22 to 30 (both inclusive) and the entries relating thereto shall be omitted.

Schedule II

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

[See section-25(1)]

Amendments To The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950
In the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the figures "XIV", the figures "XVII" shall be substituted;

(2) In paragraph 4,-

(a) For the words and figures "and any reference in Part XIV", the words and figures "any reference in Part XIV" shall be substituted;

(b) The following shall be added at the end, namely:- "and any reference in Parts XV, XVI and XVII to a State shall be construed as a reference to the State constituted as from the day appointed under clause (b) of section 2 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971";

(3) In the Schedule, after Part XIV, the following Parts shall be inserted, namely:-

"PART XV
Manipur

Throughout the State:-

1. Dhupi or Dhobi

2. Lois

3. Muchi or Ravidas

4. Namasudra

5. Patni

6. Sutradhar

7. Yaithibi

PART XVI
Meghalaya

Throughout the State:-

1. Bansphor

2. Bhunmali or Mali

3. Brittial-Bania or Bania

4. Dhupi or Dhobi

5. Dugla or Dholi

6. Hira

7. Jalkeot

8. Jhalo, Malo or Jhalo-Malo

9. Kaibartta or Jaliya

10. Lalbegi

11. Mahara

12. Mehtar or Bhangi

13. Muchi or Rishi

14. Namasudra

15. Patni

16. Sutradhar.

PART XVII
Tripura

Throughout the State:-

1. Bagdi

2. Baiti

3. Bhuimali

4. Bhunar

5. Chamar or Muchi

6. Dandasi

7. Dhenuar

8. Dhoba

9. Duai

10. Dum

11. Ghasi

12. Gour

13. Gunar

14. Gur

15.Gorang

16. Jalia Kaibartta

17. Kahar

18. Kalindi

19. Kan

20. Kanda

21. Kanugh

22. Keol

23. Khadit

24.Kharia

25. Khemcha

26. Koch

27. Koir

28. Kol

29. Kora

30. Kotal

31.Mahisyadas

32.Mali

33.Mehtor

34.Musahar

35. Namasudra

36. Patni

37. Sabar."

Schedule III

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

[See section 25 (2)]

Amendment to the constitution (scheduled castes) (union territories) order, 1951

In the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951,-

(1) For paragraph 4, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"4. Any reference in this Order to a Union territory in Part I of the Scheduled shall be construed as a reference to the territory constituted as a Union territory as from the 1st day of November, 1956, any reference to a Union territory in Part II of the Schedule shall be construed as a reference to the territory constituted as a Union territory as from the 1st day of November, 1966 and any reference to a Union territory in Parts III and IV of th6 Schedule shall be construed as a reference to the territory constituted as a Union territory as from the day appointed under clause (b) of section 2 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.";
(2) in the Schedule -

(a) Parts (II and IV shall be omitted;

(b) Part V shall be renumbered as Part II and after that Part as so renumbered, the following Parts shall be inserted, namely:-

"PART III
Mizoram

Throughout the Union territory:-

1. Bansphor

2. Bhuinmali or Mali

3. Brittial-Bania or Bania

4. Dhupi or Dhobi

5. Dugla or Dholi

6. Hira

7. Jalkeot

8. Jhalo, Malo or Jhalo-Malo

9. Kaibartta or Jaliya

10. Lalbegi

11. Mahara

12. Mehtar or Bhangi

13. Muchi or Rishi

14. Namasudra

15.Patni

16. Sutradhar.

PART IV
Arunachal Pradesh

Throughout the Union territory: -

1. Banshpor

2. Bhuinmali or Mali

3. Brittial-Bania or Bania

4. Dhupi or Dhobi

5. Dugla or Dholi

6. Hira

7. Jalkeot

8. Jhalo, Malo or Jhalo-Malo

9. Kaibartta or Jaliya

10. Lalbegi

11. Mahara

12. Mehtar or Bhangi

13. Muchi or Rishi

14. Namasudra

15. Patni

16. Sutradhar."

Schedule IV

THE FOURTH SCHEDULE
[See section 26 (1)]

Amendments To The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950
In the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the figures "XIII", the figures "XVI" shall be substituted;

(2) In paragraph 3,-

(a) For the words and figures "arid any reference in Part XIII", the words and figures "any reference in Part XIII" shall be substituted;

(b) The following shall be added at the end, namely:-"and any reference in Part XIV to XVI to a State shall be construed as a reference to the State constituted as from the day appointed under clause (b) of section 2 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971";

(3) In the Schedule,-

(a) In PART II - Assam, para. 2 shall be omitted and in paragraph 3, for the words "excluding the Tribal areas", the words, "excluding the autonomous districts" shall be substituted;

(b) After Part XIII, the following Parts shall be inserted, namely:-

PART XIV
Manipur

Throughout the State:-

1. Aimol

2. Anal

3. Angami

4. Chiru

5. Chothe

6. Gangte

7. Hmar

8. Kabui

9. KachaNaga

10. Khoirao

11. Koireng

12. Kom

13. Lamgang

14. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes

15. Maram

16. Maring

17. Mao

18. Monsang

19. Moyon

20. Paite

21. Purum

22. Ralte

23. Sema

24. Simte

25. Suhte

26. Tangkhul

27. Thadou

28. Vaiphui

29. Zou.

PART XV
Meghalaya

Throughout the State:-

1. Chakma

2. Dimasa (Kachari)

3. Garo

4. Hajong

5. Hmar

6. Khasi and Jaintia (including Khasi Synteng or Pnar, War, Bhoi or Lyngngam)

7. Any Kuki tribes, including:

(i) Biate or Biete

(ii) Changsan

(iii) Chongloi

(iv) Doungel

(v) Gamalhou

(vi) Gangte

(vii) Quite

(viii) Hanneng

(ix) Haokip or Haupit

(x) Haolai (xi) Hengna

(xii) Hongsungh

(xiii) Hrangkhwal or Rangkhol

(xiv) Jongbe

(xv) Khawchung

(xvi) Khawathlang or Khothalong

(xvii) Khelma

(xviii) Kholhou

(xix) Kipgen

(xx) Kuki

(xxi) Lengthang

(xxii) Lhangum

(xxiii) Lhoujem

(xxiv) Lhouvun

(xxv) Lupheng

(xxvi) Mangjel

(xxvii) Misao

(xxviii) Riang

(xxix) Siarhem

(xxx) Selnam

(xxxi) Signson

(xxxii) Sitlhou

(xxxiii) Sukte

(xxxiv) Thado

(xxxv) Thangngeu

(xxxvi) Uibuh

(xxxvii) Vaiphei

8. Lakher

9. Man (Tai-Speaking)

10. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes

11. Mikir

12. Any Naga tribes

13. Pawi

14. Synteng.

PART XVI
Tripura

Throughout the State:-

1. Lushai

2. Mag

3. Kuki, including the following sub-tribes:-

(i) Balte

(ii) Belalhur

(iii) Chhalyx

(iv) Fun

(v) Hajango

(vi) Jangtel

(vii) Khareng

(viii) Khephong

(ix) Kuntei

(x) Laifang

(xi) Lentei

(xii) Mizel

(xiii) Namte

(xiv) Paitu, Paite

(xv) Rangchan

(xvi) Rangkhole

(xvii) Thangluva

4. Chakma

5. Garoo

6. Chaimal

7. Halam

8. Khasia

9. Bhutia

10. Munda including Kaur

11. Orang

12. Lepcha

13. Santal

14. Bhil

15. Tripura or Tripuri, Tippera

16. Jamatia

17. Noatia

18. Riang

19. Uchai"

Schedule V
THE FIFTH SCHEDULE
[See section 26 (2)]

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES) (UNION TERRITORIES) ORDER, 1951

In the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the words and figures "Parts 1 to V", the words and figures "Parts I and III" shall be substituted;

(2) For paragraph 3, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"3. Any reference in this Order to a Union territory in Part I of the Scheduled shall be construed as a reference to that territory constituted as a Union territory as from the 1st day of November, 1956 and any reference to a Union territory in Parts IT and III of the Schedule shall be construed as a reference to the territory constituted as a Union territory as from the day appointed under clause (b) of section 2 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971";

(3) In the Schedule.-

(a) Parts II and III shall be omitted;

(b) Part IV shall be renumbered as Part 1 and after that Part as so renumbered, the following Parts shall be inserted, namely:-

"PART II
Mizoram

Throughout the Union territory:-

1. Chakma

2. Dimasa (Kachari)

3. Garo

4. Hajong

5. Hmar

6. Khasi and Jaintia (including Khasi, Synten or Pnar, War, Bhoi or Lyngngam)

7. Any Kuki tribes, including:

(i) Biate or Biete

(ii) Changsan

(iii) Chongloi

(iv) Doungel

(v) Gamalhou

(vi) Gangte

(vii) Guite

(viii) Hanneng

(ix) Haokip or Haupit

(x) Haolai

(xi) Hengna

(xii) Hongsungh

(xiii) Hrangkhwal or Rangkhol

(xiv) Jongbe

(xv) Khawchung

(xvi) Khawathlang or Khothalong

(xvii)Khelma

(xviii) Kholhou

(xix)Kipgen

(xx) Kuki

(xxi) Lengthang

(xxii) Lhangum
 
(xxiii) Lhoujem

(xxiv) Lhouvum

(xxv) Lupheng

(xxvi) Mangjel

(xxvii) Missao

(xxviii) Riang

(xxix) Sairhem

(xxx) Selnam

(xxxi) Signson
 
(xxxii) Sitlhou

(xxxiii) Sukte

(xxxiv) Thado

(xxxv) Thangngeu

(xxxvi) Uibuh

(xxxvii) Vaiphei

8. Lakher

9. Man (Tai-Speaking)

10. Any Mizo (Lushai) tribes

11. Mikir

12. Any Naga tribes

13. Pawi

14. Synteng.

PART III
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Throughout the Union territory:-

All tribes of the Union territory including:

1. Abor

2. Aka

3. Apatani

4.Dafla

5. Galong

6.Khampti

7.Khowa

8. Mishmi

9.Momba

10. Any Naga tribes

11. Sherdukpen

12. Singpho"

Schedule VI

THE SIXTH SCHEDULE
[See section 53 (3)]
Apportionment Of Assets And Liabilities
 
1. Definitions.-

In this Schedule,-

(a) "Population ratio", in relation to the States of Assam and Meghalaya, means the ratio of 93.58 to 6.42; and

(b) "Transferred territories" means the territories which, as from the appointed day, become the territories of the State of Meghalaya under section 5.

2. Provisions of the Schedule to be applied to the apportionment of certain assets and liabilities.-

Where any asset or liability is required to be apportioned to the autonomous State of Meghalaya by virtue of section 58 of the Assam Reorginsation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969, but has not been so apportioned before the appointed day, the provisions of this Schedule shall be applied after apportionment under the said section has been effected.

3. Apportionment of land, stores, etc.-

(1) Subject to the other provisions contained in this Schedule, all land and all stores, articles and other goods belonging to the
existing State of Assam shall, on and from the appointed day,-

(a) In a case where such land, stores, articles and other goods are situated within the transferred territories, pass to the State of Meghalaya; and

(b) In any other case, pass to the State of Assam;

Provided
that where the Central Government is of the opinion that any goods or class of goods should be distributed among the States of Assam and Meghalaya otherwise than according to the situation of the goods, the Central Government may issue such directions, as it thinks fit, for a just and equitable distribution of the goods and the goods shall pass to the States of Assam and Meghalaya accordingly.

(2) (a) Such of those lands and buildings as are held by the existing State of Assam, within the limits of the cantonment and municipality of Shillong immediately before the appointed day as may be agreed upon between the State of Assam and Meghalaya shall be available for the use of the State of Assam on the appointed day and thereafter for such period as may be agreed upon between the said States.

(b) Where no agreement is reached between the States of Assam and Meghalaya on any of the matters referred to in clause (a), the Central Government shall decide such matter and the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be binding on the said States.

(c) Different periods may be agreed upon under clause (a) or decided under clause (b) for different lands and buildings.

(d) Where any land or buildings is made available to the State of Assam under this sub-paragraph on or after the appointed day, then, notwithstanding anything contained in this Schedule the debt or other liabilities in respect of such land or building shall pass to the State of Meghalaya only from the date from which possession of the land or building is given to the State of Meghalaya and the amount of such debt or other liability shall be determined by agreement between the States of Assam and Meghalaya or, in default of any such agreement, by the Central Government.

(e) For so long as any land or building referred to in clause (a) is held by the State of Assam for its use, it shall be the responsibility of that State to properly maintain such land or building from its own funds.

(3) Stores relating to the Secretariat and the offices of Heads of departments having jurisdiction over the areas comprised partly in the transferred territories and partly in the State of Assam and unissued stores shall be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya in accordance with such directions as the Central Government may think fit to issue for a just and equitable distribution thereof.

Explanation.- In this paragraph, the expression "land" includes immovable property of every description and any rights in or over such property, and the expression "goods" does not include coins, bank notes and currency notes.

4. Arrears of Taxes.-

The State of Meghalaya shall have the right to recover the arrears of any tax or duty, including the arrears of land revenue, on property situate in the transferred territories, and shall also have the right to recover the arrears of any other tax or duty if the place of assessment of that tax or duty is located in the transferred territories.

5. Right to recover loans and advances.-
 
(1) Save as provided in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 6, the right to recover any loans or advances made before the appointed day by the existing State of Assam to any local body, society, agriculturist or other person in the transferred territories shall belong to the State of Meghalaya.

(2) The right to recover loans and advances of pay and travelling allowances to a Government servant made before the appointed day by the existing State of Assam shall pass to the State of Meghalaya if, after the appointed day, that Government servant is required to serve in connection with the affairs of Meghalaya.

6. Investments.-
 
(1) The investments of the existing State of Assam immediately before the appointed day in any company or private commercial or industrial undertaking, in so far as such investments have not been made or deemed not to have been made from the Cash Balance Investment Account, shall pass to the State of Meghalaya, if the principal seat of business of the company or undertaking is located in the transferred territories and where on that day the principal seat of business of the company or undertaking is located outside the territories of the existing State of Assam, such investments shall be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya in the population ratio:

Provided that such investments in any Government company shall be divided between the States of Assam andMeghalaya in such proportion as may be agreed upon between those States or-

(a) In default of such agreement; or

(b) At the expiry of a period of one year from the appointed day, whichever is earlier, in such proportion as the Central Government may, by order, determine:

Provided further that nothing in this paragraph shall apply to any investment made by the existing State of Assam on or after the 2nd day of April, 1970 in any company or private commercial or industrial undertaking located outside the territories of the existing State of Assam.

(2) Where any body corporate constituted under a Central Act, State Act or Provincial Act for the existing State of Assam or any part thereof has, by virtue of the provisions of Part II, become an inter-State body corporate, the investments in, or loans or advances to any such body corporate by the existing State of Assam made before the appointed day shall save as otherwise expressly provided by or under this Act, be divided between the State of Assam and Meghalaya in the same proportion in which the assets of the body corporate are divided under the provisions of Part VII.

7. Assets and liabilities of State undertakings.-

(1) The assets and liabilities relating to any commercial or industrial undertaking of the existing State of Assam shall pass to the State of Meghalaya if the undertaking is located in the transferred territories.

(2) Where a depreciation reserve fund is maintained by the existing State of Assam for any commercial or industrial undertaking, the securities held in respect of investments made from that fund shall pass to the State of Meghalaya if the undertaking is located in the transferred territories.

(3) Where any such undertaking is located partly in the State of Assam and partly in the State of Meghalaya, the assets and liabilities and the securities referred to in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) respectively shall be divided in such manner as may be agreed upon between the Governments of the two States within one year from the appointed day, or in default of such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

8. Public debt.-

(1) The public debt of the existing State of Assam attributable to loans raised by the issue of Government securities and outstanding with the public immediately before the appointed day shall continue to be the public debt of the State of Assam, and the State of Meghalaya shall be liable to pay to the State of Assam a share of the sums due from time to time for the servicing and repayment of the debt and for the purpose of determining the said share, the debt shall be deemed to be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya as if it were a debt referred to in sub-paragraph (5).

Explanation.- In this sub-paragraph, "the public debt of the existing State of Assam", excludes the portion of such public debt, the liability for servicing and repayment of which has been apportioned to the autonomous State of Meghalaya by virtue of section 58 of the Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969.

(2) Where a sinking fund or depreciation fund is maintained by the existing State of Assam for repayment of any loan raised by it, the securities held in respect of investments made from that fund shall be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya in the same proportion in which the total public debt is divided between the two States under this paragraph.

(3) The public debt of the existing State of Assam attributable to loans taken from the Central Government, the National Co-operative Development Corporation or the Central Warehousing Corporation or the Khadi and Village Industries Commission or from any other source for the express purpose of re-lending the same to a specific institution and outstanding immediately before the appointed day shall,-

(a) If re-lent to the Assam State Electricity Board, or any other institution which becomes an inter-State body corporate on the appointed day, be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya in the same proportion in which the assets of such body corporate are divided under the provisions of Part VII;

(b) If re-lent to any local body, body corporate or other institution in any local area, be the debt of the State in which the local area is included on the appointed day.

(4) Out of so much of the public debt of the existing State of Assam, other than the public debt referred to in sub-paragraphs (1) and (3), as is equal to loans and advances made by that State and outstanding on the appointed day, the share of the liability of the State of Meghalaya shall be for an amount equal to the loans and advances [not being re-lent amounts referred to in sub-paragraph (3) and outstanding immediately before the appointed day] recoverable by the State of Meghalaya under paragraph 5.

(5) The remaining public debt of the existing State of Assam attributable to loans taken from the Central Government, the Reserve Bank of India or any other body or bank outstanding immediately before the appointed day, shall be divided between the States of Assam and Meghalaya in proportion to the total expenditure on all capital works and other capital outlays incurred or deemed to have been incurred by the existing State of Assam up to the appointed day in the territories remaining in the State of Assam and the total expenditure on all capital works and other capital outlays incurred or deemed to have been incurred by the existing State of Assam up to the appointed day in the transferred territories, other than such outlays incurred or deemed to have been incurred before the 2nd day of April, 1970 in the autonomous State of Meghalaya for the purposes of the autonomous State as defined in paragraph 1 of the Third Schedule to the Assam Re-organisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969.

(6) For the purpose of this paragraph, "Government security" means a security created and issued by the existing Slate of Assam for the purpose of raising a public loan and having any of the forms specified in, or prescribed under, clause (2) of Section 2 of the Public Debt Act, 1944.

(7) For the purpose of this paragraph, "the public debt of the existing State of Assam attributable to the loan taken from the Central Government" means the public debt of the State as reduced in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4) of section 52.

9. Refund of taxes collected in excess.-

After the appointed day it shall be the liability of the State of Meghalaya to refund any tax or duty on property, including land revenue, collected in excess on any property situate in the transferred territories or any other tax or duty collected in excess, if the place of assessment of that tax or duty is situate in the transferred territories.

10. Deposits, etc.-
 
(1) The liability of the existing State of Assam in respect of any civil deposit or local fund deposit, made before the appointed day in any place situate in the transferred territories, shall become the liability of the State of Meghalaya.

(2) The liability of the existing State of Assam in respect of any charitable or other endowment shall, as from the appointed day, be the liability of the State or Meghalaya if the institution entitled to the benefit of the endowment is located in the transferred territories, or if the objects of the endowment, under the terms thereof, are confined to the transferred territories.

11. Arrears of pay and allowances.-
 
The liability of the existing State of Assam in respect of any arrears of pay or allowances due to any Government servant for the period prior to the appointed day shall, if the Government servant is required to serve in connection with the affairs of the State of Meghalaya, be the liability of the State of Meghalaya.

12. Provident Fund, etc.-
 
The liability of the existing State of Assam in respect of the Provident Fund and Special Deposit Fund accounts of a Government servant required to serve in connection with the affairs of the State of Meghalaya shall, on from the appointed day, be the liability of the State of Meghalaya.

13. Pensions.-

The liability of the State of Assam or the State of Meghalaya in respect of pensions shall be apportioned between the two States in such manner as may be agreed upon between them or in default of such agreement, in such manner as the Central Government may, by order, specify.

14. Contracts.-

(1) Where, before the appointed day, the existing State of Assam has made any contract in exercise of its executive power for any purposes of that State, that contract shall be deemed to have been made in the exercise of the executive power,-

(a) If such purposes are, as from the appointed day, exclusively purposes of either the State of Assam or the State of Meghalaya, of the State of Assam or, as the case may be, of the State of Meghalaya; and

(b) In any other case, of the State of Assam, and all rights and liabilities which have accrued or may accrue under any such contract shall, to the extent to which they would have been rights or liabilities of the existing State of Assam, be rights or liabilities of the State of Assam, or, as the case may be, of the State of Meghalaya:

Provided that in any such case as is referred to in clause (b), the initial allocation of rights and liabilities made under this sub-paragraph shall be subject to such financial adjustment as may be agreed upon between the States of Assam and Meghalaya or in default of such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph, there shall be deemed to be included in the liabilities which have accrued or may accrue under any contract,-

(a) Any liability to satisfy an order or award made by any court or tribunal in proceedings relating to the contract; and

(b) Any liability in respect of expenses incurred in, or in connection with, any such proceedings.

(3) This paragraph shall have effect subject to the other provisions of this Schedule relating to the apportionment of liabilities in respect of loans, guarantees and other financial obligations; and bank balances and securities shall, notwithstanding that they partake of the nature of contractual rights, be dealt with under those provisions.

15. Liability in respect of actionable wrong.-
 
Where, immediately before the appointed day, the existing State of Assam is subject to any liability in respect of any actionable wrong, other than breach of contract, that liability shall,-

(a) If the cause of action arose wholly within the territories, which as from that day, are the territories of the State of Assam or the State of Meghalaya, be the liability of the State of Assam or, as the case may be, of the State of Meghalaya; and

(b) In any other case, be initially the liability of the State of Assam, but subject to such financial adjustment as may be agreed upon between the States of Assam and Meghalaya or, in default of any such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

16. Liability as guarantor.-
 
Where, immediately before the appointed day, the existing State of Assam is liable as guarantor in respect of any liability of a registered co-operative society or other person, that liability shall,-

(a) If the area of operation of such society or person is limited to the territories which, as from that day, are the territories of the State of Assam or the State of Meghalaya, be the liability of the State of Assam or as the case may be, of the State of Meghalaya; and

(b) In any other case, be initially the liability of the State of Assam, subject to such financial adjustment as may he agreed upon between the States of Assam and Meghalaya or, in default of any such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

17. Items in suspense.-

If any item in suspense is ultimately found to affect an asset or liability of the nature referred to in any of the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, it shall be dealt with in accordance with that provision.

18. Residuary provisions.-

The benefit or burden of any asset or liability of the existing State of Assam not dealt with in the foregoing paragraphs of this Schedule shall pass to the State of Assam in the first instance, subject to such financial adjustment as may be agreed upon between the States of Assam and Meghalaya within one year from the appointed day or in default of such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

19. Apportionment of assets and liabilities by agreement.-

Where the States of Assam and Meghalaya agree that the benefit or burden of any particular asset or liability should be apportioned between them in manner other than that us provided for in foregoing paragraphs of this Schedule then, notwithstanding anything contained therein, the benefit of burden of that asset or liability shall be apportioned in the manner so agreed upon.

20. Power of Central Government to order allocation or adjustment in certain cases.-
 
Where, by virtue of any of the provisions of this Schedule, the State of Assam or the State of Meghalaya is entitled to any property, or obtains any benefits or becomes subject to any liability, and the Central Government is of opinion, on a reference made to it within a period of three years from the appointed day of the State of Assam or the Slate of Meghalaya, as the, case may be, that it is just and equitable that that property or those benefits should be transferred to one of the two States or shared between them, or that a contribution towards that liability should be made by either of the States, the said property or benefits shall be allocated in such manner, or the State of Meghalaya or the State of Assam shall make to the other State primarily subject to the liability such contribution in respect thereof, as the Central Government may, after consultation with the Government of Assam and the Government of Meghalaya, by order, determine.

Schedule VII

THE SEVENTH SCHEDULE
[See section 60 (1)]

List Of Institutions Where Existing Facilities Shall Be Continued
 
1. Assam Forest Training School, Jhalukbari.

2. Survey School for Mandals, Gauhati.

3. Assam Survey Training Centre, Joysagar.

4. Assam Co-operative Training Centre, Joysagar.

5. Grain Sevikas Training Centre, Jorhat.

6. Police Training College, Dergaon.

7. Forensic Science Laboratory, Gauhati.

8. Finger Print Bureau, Shillong.

9.. Public Health Laboratory, Shillong.

10. Administrative Training School, Gauhati.

11. Reid Chest T. B. Hospital, Shillong.

12. Gauhati Medical College, Gauhati.

13. Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.

14. Medical College, Silchar.

15. Pasteur Institute, Shillong.

16. State Malaria Institute, Shillong.

17. Ayurvedic College, Gauhati.

18. Mental Hospital, Tezpur.

19. Primary Health Centre, Chabua.

20. Assam Engineering College, Jhalukbari.

21. Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat.

22. Assam Government Press, Shillong.

23. Assam Agricultural College, under the Agricultural University, Jorhat.

24. Assam Veterinary College.

Schedule VIII

THE EIGHTH SCHEDULE
[See section 71 (i) ]

Amendments To The Sixth Schedule To The Constitution

1. In the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution (hereinafter in this Schedule referred to as the Sixth Schedule), in the heading, for the word "Assam", the words "the States of Assam and Meghalaya and in the Union territory of Mizoram" shall be substituted.

2. In paragraph 1 of the Sixth Schedule,-

(i) In sub-paragraph (1), for the word and letter "Part A", the words and figures "Parts I and II and in Part III" shall be substituted;

(ii) In sub-paragraph (3),-

(i) In clauses (a) and (b), for the word and letter "Part A", the words "any of the Parts" shall be substituted;

(ii) After the existing proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided further that any order made by the Governor under this sub-paragraph may contain such incidental and consequential provisions (including any amendment of paragraph 20 and of any item in any of the Parts of the said table) as appear to the Governor to be necessary for giving effect to the provisions of the order.".

3. In paragraph 3 of the Sixth Schedule, in the proviso to clause (a) of sub-paragraph (1), for the words "by the Government of Assam or the Government of Meghalaya", the words "by the Government of the State concerned" shall be substituted,.

4. In paragraph 4 of the Sixth Schedule,-

(i) In sub-paragraph (3), the words "of Assam" shall be omitted;

(ii) In sub-paragraph (5), for the words "after consulting the Government of Assam or, as the case may be, the Government of Meghalaya", the words "after consulting the Government of the State concerned" shall be substituted.

5. In paragraph 6 of the Sixth Schedule in sub-paragraph (2), the words "of Assam or Meghalaya, as the case may be", shall be omitted.

6. In paragraph 8 of the Sixth Schedule, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words "by the Government of Assam in assessing lands for the purpose of land revenue in the State of Assam generally", the words "by the Government of the State in assessing lands for the purpose of land revenue in the State generally" shall be substituted.

7. In paragraph 9 of the Sixth Schedule, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words "the Government of Assam", in both the places where they occur, the words "the Government of the State" shall be substituted.

8. In paragraph 12 of the Sixth Schedule,-

(i) For the heading, the following heading shall be substituted, namely:-

"Application of Acts of Parliament and of the Legislature of the State of Assam to autonomous districts and autonomous regions in the State of Assam.";

(ii) In sub-paragraph (1),-

(a) In clause (a), for the words "Legislature of the State", in both the places where they occur, the words "Legislature of the State of Assam" shall be substituted and after the words "any autonomous district or autonomous region", the words "in that State" shall be inserted;

(b) In clause (b), for the words "Legislature of the State", the words "Legislature of the State of Assam" shall be substituted and after the words "an autonomous district or an autonomous region", the words "in that State" shall be inserted.

9. For paragraph 12A of the Sixth Schedule, the following paragraphs shall be substituted, namely:-

"12A. Application of Acts of Parliament and of the Legislature of the State of Meghalaya to autonomous districts and autonomous regions in the State of Meghalaya.-

Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution,-

(a) If any provision of a law made by a District or Regional Council in the State of Meghalaya with respect to any matter specified in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3 of this Schedule or if any provision of any regulation made by a District Council or a Regional Council in that State under paragraph 8 or paragraph 10 of this Schedule is repugnant to any provision of a law made by the Legislature of the State of Meghalaya with respect to that matter, then, the law or regulation made by the District Council or, as the case may be, the Regional Council whether made before or after the law made by the Legislature of the State of Meghalaya, shall, to the extent of repugnancy, be void and the law made by the Legislature of the State of Meghalaya shall prevail;

(b) The President may, with respect to any Act of Parliament, by notification, direct that it shall not apply to an autonomous district or an atonomous region in the State of Meghalaya, or shall apply to such district or region or any part thereof subject to such exceptions or modifications as he may specify in the notification and any such direction may be given so as to have retrospective effect.

12B. Application of Acts of Parliament and other Acts to autonomous districts and autonomous regions in the Union territory of Mizoram.-

Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the President may with respect to any Act of Parliament and the Administrator may with respect to any other Act, by notification, direct that it shall not apply to an autonomous district or an autonomous region in the Union territory of Mizoram or shall apply to such district or region or any part thereof subject to such exceptions or modifications as he may specify in the notification and any such direction may be given so as to have retrospective effect."

10. In paragraph 13 of the Sixth Schedule, the words "of Assam" shall be omitted.

11. In paragraph 14 of the Sixth Schedule, in sub-paragraph (2), for the words "the Government of Assam," the words "the Government of the State" shall be substituted.

12. In paragraph 17 of the Sixth Schedule, for the words "the Legislative Assembly of Assam," the words "the Legislative Assembly of Assam or Meghalaya" shall be substituted and after the words "autonomous district," the words "in the State of Assam or Meghalaya, as the case may be," shall be inserted.

13. Paragraph 18 of the Sixth Schedule shall be omitted.

14. For paragraphs 20 and 20A of the Sixth Schedule, the following paragraphs shall be substituted, namely:-

"20. Tribal areas.-

(1) The areas specified in Parts I, II and III of the table below shall respectively be the tribal areas within the State of Assam, the State of Meghalaya and the Union territory of Mizoram.

(2) Any reference in the table below to any district shall be construed as a reference to the territories comprised within the autonomous district of that name existing immediately before the day appointed under clause (b) of section 2 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971:

Provided that for the purposes of clauses (e) and (f) of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 3, paragraph 4, paragraph 5, paragraph 6, sub-paragraph (2), clauses (a), (b) and (d) of sub-paragraph (3) and sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 8 and clause (d) of sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 10 of this Schedule, no part of the area comprised within the Municipality of Shillong shall be deemed to be within the United Khasi-Jaintia Hills District.

TABLE
PART I

1. The North Cachar Hills District.

2. The Mikir Hills District.

PART II

1. The United Khasi-Jaintia Hills District.

2. The Jowai District.

3. The Garo Hills District.

PART III
The Mizo District.

20A. Interpretation.-

Subject to any express provision made in this behalf, the provisions of this Schedule shall, in their application to the Union territory of Mizoram, have effect-

(1) As if references to the Governor and Government of the State were references to the Administrator of the Union territory appointed under Article 239 and references to State (except in the expression "Government of the State") were references to the Union territory of Mizoram;

(2) As if-

(a) In sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 1,-

(i) After clause (g), the following clause had been inserted, namely:-

"(h) Divide any autonomous region into two or more autonomous regions and define the boundaries thereof.";

(ii) The first proviso had been omitted;

(b) In sub-paragraph (5) of paragraph 4 the provision for consultation with the Government of the State concerned had been omitted;

(c) In sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 9, the words "in his discretion" had been omitted;

(d) Paragraph 13 had been omitted;

(e) Sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph 14 had been omitted;

(f) Sub-paragraph (2) (including the proviso thereto) of paragraph 15 had been omitted;

(g) In paragraph 16,-

(i) In sub-paragraph (1), in clause (b), the words "subject to the previous approval of the Legislature of the State" and the second proviso to that sub-paragraph had been omitted;

(ii) Sub-paragraph (3) had been omitted.

Schedule IX

THE NINTH SCHEDULE
[See section 76 (a)]

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANIPUR (COURTS) ACT, 1955
In the Manipur (Courts) Act, 1955,-
 
(i) Throughout the Act, save as otherwise expressly provided,-

(a) For the words "Chief Commissioner", the words "State Government" shall be substituted and for the words, "Judicial Commissioner" or "Court of the Judicial Commissioner" the words "High Court" shall be substituted, and such consequential amendments, as the rules of grammar may require, shall be made;

(b) For the words "Union territory of Manipur", the words "State of Manipur" shall be substituted;

(ii) In the long title, the words "a Judicial Commissioner's Court and other" shall be omitted;

(iii) In section 2,-

(a) Clause (i) shall be omitted;

(b) After clause (iii), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

(iiia) "High Court" means the Gauhati High Court (the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Maghalaya, Manipur and Tripura);';

(iv) Chapter II shall be omitted;

(v) In section 16, the words "the Court of the Judicial Commissioner and" shall be omitted; (vi) in section 17,-

(a) The brackets and figure "(1)" shall be omitted;

(b) Sub-section (2) shall be omitted;

(vii) In section18, for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-

"(1) When the business pending before the court of a district judge requires the aid of an additional district Judge for its speedy disposal, one or more, additional district judges may be appointed.";

(viii) Section 19 shall be omitted;

(ix) For section 23, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-

"23. Local limits of the jurisdiction of courts of subordinate judges and munsiffs.-
 
(1) The local limits of the jurisdiction of the court of a subordinate judge or a munsiff shall be such as the State Government may, after consultation with the High Court, by notification in the Official Gazette, define.

(2) When a subordinate judge is posted to a district, the local limits of the district shall, in the absence of any direction to the contrary, be the local limits of his jurisdiction.";

(x) In section 25, sub-section (4) shall be omitted;

(xi) Sections 33, 34, 35 and 40 shall be omitted;

(xii) In sub-section (1) of section 43, the words "the Court of the Judicial Commissioner and" shall be omitted;

(xiii) Section 46 shall be omitted.

Schedule X

THE TENTH SCHEDULE
[See section 76 (b)]

Amendments To The Tripura (Courts) Order, 1950

In the Tripura (Courts) Order, 1950,-

(i) Throughout the Order, save as otherwise expressly provided, for the words "Chief Commissioner", the words "State Government" shall be substituted, and for the words "Judicial Commissioner" or "Court of the Judicial Commissioner," the words "High Court" shall be substituted, and such consequential amendments, as the rules of grammar may require, shall be made;

(ii) In paragraph 2,-

(a) Clause (ii) shall be omitted;

(b) For clause (iii), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

(iii) "High Court" means the Gauhati High Court (the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura);

(iiia) "Tripura" means 'the State of Tripura;'; (iii) Chapter II shall be omitted;

(iv) In paragraph 15, the words "the Court of the Judicial Commissioner and" shall be omitted;
 
(v) In paragraph 16,-

(a) The brackets and figure "(1)" shall be omitted;

(b) Sub-paragraph (2) shall be omitted; (vi) in paragraph 17, for sub-paragraph (1), the following sub-paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"(1) When the business pending before the Court of a District Judge requires the aid of an Additional Judge or Judges for its speedy disposal, one or more Additional District Judges may be appointed.";

(vii) Paragraph 18 shall be omitted;

(viii) For paragraph 22, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"22. Local limits of jurisdiction of Courts of Subordinate Judges and Munsiffs.-
 
(1) The local limits of the jurisdiction of the Court of a Subordinate Judge or Munsiff shall be such as the State Government may, after consultation with the High Court, by notification in the Official Gazette, define.

(2) When a Subordinate Judge is posted to a district, the local limits of the district shall, in the absence of any directions to the contrary, be the local limits of his jurisdiction."

(ix) Paragraph 31 shall be omitted;

(x) For paragraph 32, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"32. Finality of appellate decrees of District Court.-

Subject to the provisions of section 100 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, an appellate decree of a District Court shall be final.";
 
(xi) Paragraphs 33, 34, 35 and 41 shall be omitted;

(xii) In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 42, the words "the Court of Judicial Commissioner and" shall be omitted.
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