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THE STATES RE-ORGANIZATION ACT, 1956

Title : THE STATES RE-ORGANIZATION ACT, 1956

Year : 1956



(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be added to the State of Andhra the territories comprised in-

(a) The districts of Hyderabad, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar;

(b) Alampur and Gadwal taluks of Raichur district and Kodangal taluk of Gulbarga district;

(c) Tandur taluk of Gulbarga district;

(d) Zahirabad taluk (except Nirna circle), Nyalkal circle of Bidar taluk and Narayankhed taluk of Bidar district;

(e) Bichkonda and Jukkal circles of Deglur taluk of Nanded district; and

(f) Mudhol, Bhiansa and Kuber circles of Mudhol taluk of
Nanded district; and

(g) Adilabad district except Islapur circle of Boath taluk, Kinwat taluk and Rajura taluk; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Hyderabad and the State of Andhra shall be known as the State of Andhra Pradesh.

(2) The territories referred to in clauses (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of sub-section (1) shall be included in, and become part of, Mahbubnagar, Hyderabad, Medak, Nizamabad and Adilabad districts, respectively, in the State of Andhra Pradesh.



As from the appointed day, there shall be added to the State of Madras the territories comprised in the Agastheeswaram, Thovala, Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks of Trivandrum district and the Shencottah taluk of Quilon district; and thereupon-

(a) The said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Travancore-Cochin;

(b) The territories comprised in the Agastheeswaram, Thovala, Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks shall form a separate district to be known as Kanya Kumari district in the State of Madras; and

(c) The territories comprised in the Shencottah taluk shall be included in, and become part of, Tirunelveli district in the State of Madras.



(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Kerala comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Travancore- Cochin, excluding the territories transferred to the State of Madras by section 4; and

(b) The territories comprised in-

(i) Malabar district, excluding the islands of Laccadive and Minicoy, and

(ii) Kasaragod taluk of South Kanara district; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the States of Travancore-Cochin and Madras, respectively.

(2) The territories specified in clause (b) of sub-section (1) shall form a separate district to be known as Malabar district in the State of Kerala.

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1. The word and letter "Part A" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws
(No. 1) Order, 1956.

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As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a 1*[Union territory] to be known as the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands comprising the Laccadive and Minicoy Islands in the Malabar district and the Amindivi Islands in the South Kanara district; and thereupon the said Islands shall cease to form part of the existing State of Madras.

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1. Subs., ibid., for "new Part C State".

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(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Mysore comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Mysore;

(b) Belgaum district except Chandgad taluka and Bijapur, Dharwar and Kanara districts, in the existing State of Bombay;

(c) Gulbarga district except Kodangal and Tandur taluks, Raichur district except Alampur and Gadwal taluks, and Bidar district except Ahmadpur, Nilanga and Udgir taluks and the portions specified in clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 3, in the existing State of Hyderabad;

(d) South Kanara district except Kasaragod taluk and Amindivi Islands, and Kollegal taluk of Coimbatore district, in the State of Madras; and

(e) The territories of the existing State of Coorg;and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the said existing States of Mysore, Bombay, Hyderabad, Madras and Coorg, respectively.

(2) The territory comprised in the existing State of Coorg shall form a separate district to be known as Coorg district, and the said Kollegal taluk shall be included in, and become part of, Mysore district, in the new State of Mysore.

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1. The word and letter "Part A" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws
(No. 1) Order, 1956.

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(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Bombay comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Bombay, excluding-

(i) Bijapur, Dharwar and Kanara districts and Belgaum district except Chandgad taluka, and

(ii) Abu Road taluka of Banaskantha district;

(b) Aurangabad, Parbhani, Bhir and Osmanabad districts, Ahmadpur, Nilanga and Udgir taluks of Bidar district, Nanded district (except Bichkonda and Jukkal circles of Deglur taluk and Mudhol, Bhiansa and Kuber circles of Mudhol taluk) and Islapur circle of Boath taluk, Kinwat taluk and Rajura taluk of Adilabad district, in the existing State of Hyderabad;

(c) Buldana, Akola, Amravati, Yeotmal, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara and Chanda districts in the existing State of Madhya Pradesh;

(d) The territories of the existing State of Saurashtra; and

(e) The territories of the existing State of Kutch; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing States of Bombay, Hyderabad, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch, respectively.

(2) The said Chandgad taluka shall be included in, and become part of, Kolhapur district, the said Ahmadpur, Nilanga and Udgir taluks shall be included in, and become part of, Osmanabad district, the said Islapur circle of Boath taluk, Kinwat taluk and Rajura taluk shall be included in, and become part of, Nanded district and the territories comprised in the existing State of Kutch shall form a separate district to be known as Kutch district, in the new State of Bombay.

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1. The word and letter "Part A" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws
(No. 1) Order, 1956.

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(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Madhya Pradesh comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Madhya Pradesh, except the districts mentioned in clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 8;

(b) The territories of the existing State of Madhya Bharat, except Sunel tappa of Bhanpura tahsil of Mandsaur district;

(c) Sironj sub-division of Kotah district in the existing State of Rajasthan;

(d) The territories of the existing State of Bhopal; and

(e) The territories of the existing State of Vindhya Pradesh; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing States of Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Bharat, Rajasthan, Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh, respectively.

(2) The said Sironj sub-division shall be included in, and become part of, Bhilsa district in the new State of Madhya Pradesh.



(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Rajasthan comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Rajasthan, except Sironj sub-division of Kotah district;

(b) The territories of the existing State of Ajmer;

(c) Abu Road taluka of Banaskantha district in the existing State of Bombay; and

(d) Sunel tappa of Bhanpura tahsil of Mandsaur district in the existing State of Madhya Bharat;and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the said States of Rajasthan, Ajmer, Bombay and Madhya Bharat, respectively.

(2) The territories comprised in the existing State of Ajmer shall form a separate district to be known as Ajmer district, and the territories referred to in clauses (c) and (d) of sub-section (1) shall be included in, and become part of, Sirohi and Jhalawar districts, respectively, in the new State of Rajasthan.

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1. The word and letter" Part A" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 1) Order, 1956.

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As from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new 1*** State to be known as the State of Punjab comprising the following territories, namely:-

(a) The territories of the existing State of Punjab; and

(b) The territories of the existing State of Patiala and East Punjab States Union; and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the said existing States of Punjab and Patiala and East Punjab States Union, respectively.

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1. The word and letter "Part. A" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws
(No. 1) Order, 1956

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As from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, for Part A, Part B and Part C, the following Parts shall be substituted, namely:-

"PART A
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Name Territories
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1. Andhra Pradesh . . . The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Andhra State Act, 1953, and the territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

2. Assam . . . . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were comprised in the Province of Assam, the Khasi States and the Assam Tribal Areas, but excluding the terri tories specified in the Schedule to the Assam (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1951.

3. Bihar . . . . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were either comprised in the Province of Bihar or were being administered as if they formed part of that Province.

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Name Territories
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4. Bombay . . . . . The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 8 of the States Reorgan-isation Act, 1956.

5. Kerala . . . . . The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 5 of the States Reorgan- isation Act, 1956.

6. Madhya Pradesh. . . The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 9 of the States Reorgan-isation Act, 1956.

7. Madras . . . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were either comprised in the Province of Madras or were being administered as if they formed part of that Province and the territories specified in section 4.of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, but excluding the territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 3 and sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Andhra State Act, 1953, and the territories specified in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 5, section 6 and clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

8. Mysore . . . . . The territories specified in sub-section (1) of section 7 of the States Reogani-sation Act, 1956.

9. Orissa . . . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were either comprised in the Province of Orissa or were being administered as if they formed part of that Province.

10. Punjab . . . . . The territories specified in section 11.of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

11. Rajasthan . . . . The territories specified in section 10.of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

12. Uttar Pradesh . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were either comprised in the Province known as the United Provinces or were being administered as if they formed part of that Province.

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13. West Bengal . . . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution were either comprised in the Province of West Bengal or were being administered as if they formed part of that Province and the territory of Chandernagore as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the Chandernagore (Merger) Act, 1954.

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PART B
Name Territory
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1. Jammu and Kashmir . . The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was comprised in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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PART C
Name Territory
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1. Delhi . . . . . . The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was comprised in the Chief Commissioners Province of Delhi.

2. Himachal Pradesh . . The territories which immediately before the commencement of the Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur (New State) Act, 1954, were comprised in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Bilaspur.

3. Manipur . . . . . The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was being administered as if it were a Chief Commissioners Province under the name of Manipur.

4. Tripura . . . . . The territory which immediately before the commencement of this Constitution was being administered as if it were a Chief Commissioners Province under the name of Tripura.

5. The Laccadive, Minic- The territory specified in section 6 of the oy and Admindivi States Reorganisation Act, 1956."Islands.



Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be deemed to affect the power of a State Government to alter after the appointed day the name, extent and boundaries of any district or division in the State.
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