On and from the appointed day 1*, there shall be established a new State, to be known as the State of Himachal Pradesh, comprising the territories which immediately before that day were comprised in the existing Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh.
On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution,-
(a) Under the heading "I, THE STATES," after entry 17, the following entry shall be inserted, namely :-
"18. Himachal Pradesh.-
The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were being administered as if they were Chief Commissioners' Provinces under the names of Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur and the territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966;"
(b) Under the heading "II. THE UNION TERRITORIES," entry 2 relating to Himachal Pradesh shall be omitted and entries 3 to 10 shall be renumbered as entries 2 to 9 respectively.
On and from the appointed day, in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the Table,-
(a) Entry 18 shall be renumbered as entry 19 and before the entry as so renumbered, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:- "18. Himachal Pradesh.3;"
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