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THE STATES RE-ORGANIZATION ACT, 1956

Title : THE STATES RE-ORGANIZATION ACT, 1956

Year : 1956



(1) In this section, the expression "State cadre"-

(a) In relation to the Indian Administrative Service, has the meaning assigned to it in the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, and

(b) In relation to the Indian Police Service, has the meaning assigned to it in the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954.(2) As from the appointed day, there shall be constituted for each of the new States a State cadre of the Indian Administrative Service and a State cadre of the Indian Police Service.

(3) The initial strength and composition of each of the said cadres shall be such as the Central Government may be order determine before the appointed day.

(4) The cadres of each of the said services for the existing States of Bombay, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Vindhya Pradesh and for the existing Part B States shall, as from the appointed day, cease to exist, and the members of each of the said services borne on those cadres shall be allocated to the State cadres of the same service for the new States or for the other existing States in such manner and with effect from such date or dates as the Central Government may by order specify.

(5) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the operation after the appointed day of the All-India Services Act, 1951,(61 of 1951.) or the rules made there under in relation to the State cadres of the said services constituted under sub-section (2) and in relation to the members of those services borne on the said cadres.



(1) Every person who immediately before the appointed day is serving in connection with the affairs of the Union under the administrative control of the Lieutenant-Governor or Chief Commissioner in any of the existing States of Ajmer, Bhopal, Coorg, Kutch and Vindhya Pradesh, or is serving in connection with the affairs of any of the existing States of Mysore, Punjab, Patiala and East Punjab States Union and Saurashtra shall, as from that day, be deemed to have been allotted to serve in connection with the affairs of the successor State to that existing State.

(2) Every person who immediately before the appointed day is serving in connection with the affairs of an existing State part of whose territories is transferred to another State by the provisions of Part II shall, as from that day, provisionally continue to serve in connection with the affairs of the principal successor State to that existing State, unless he is required by general or special order of the Central Government to serve provisionally in connection with the affairs of any other successor State.

(3) As soon as may be after the appointed day, the Central Government shall, by general or special order, determine the successor State to which every person referred to in sub-section (2) shall be finally allotted for service and the date with effect from which such allotment shall take effect or be deemed to have taken effect.

(4) Every person who is finally allotted under the provisions of sub-section (3) to a successor State shall, if he is not already serving therein be made available for serving in that successor State from such date as may be agreed upon between the Governments concerned, and in default of such agreement, as may be determined by the Central Government.

(5) The Central Government may by order establish one or more Advisory Committees for the purpose of assisting it in regard to-

(a) The division and integration of the services among the new States and the States of Andhra Pradesh and Madras; and

(b) The ensuring of fair and equitable treatment to all persons affected by the provisions of this section and the proper consideration of any representations made by such persons.

(6) The foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply in relation to any person to whom the provisions of section 114 apply.

(7) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect after the appointed day the operation of the provisions of Chapter I of Part XIV of the Constitution in relation to the determination of the conditions of service of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the Union or any State:

Provided that the conditions of service applicable immediately before the appointed day to the case of any person referred to in sub- section (1) or sub-section (2) shall not be varied to his disadvantage except with the previous approval of the Central Government.



(1) Every person who immediately before the appointed day is holding or discharging the duties of any post or office in connection with the affairs of the Union or of an existing State in any area which on that day falls within another existing State or a new 1*** State or a 2*[Union territory] shall, except where by virtue or in consequence of the provisions of this Act such post or office ceases to exist on that day, continue to hold the same post or office in the other existing State or new 1*** State or 2*[Union territory] in which such area is included on that day, and shall be deemed as from that day to have been duly appointed to such post or office by the Government of, or other appropriate authority in, such State, or by the Central Government or other appropriate authority in such 2*[Union territory], as the case may be.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a competent authority, after the appointed day, from passing in relation to any such person any order affecting his continuance in such post or office.

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

2. Subs., ibid., for "Part C State".

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The Central Government may at any time before or after the appointed day give such directions to any State Government as may appear to it to be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to the foregoing provisions of this Part and the State Government shall comply with such directions.



(1) The Public Service Commissions for the existing States of Bombay, Mysore, Punjab, Rajasthan and Travancore-Cochin shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to be the Public Service Commissions for the corresponding new States.

(2) As from the appointed day, the Public Service Commissions for the existing States of Hyderabad, Madhya Bharat, Madhya Pradesh, Patiala and East Punjab States Union and Saurashtra shall cease to exist.

(3) Every person holding office immediately before the appointed day as chairman or other member of any of the Commissions mentioned in sub-section (2)-

(a) Shall become a member, and if so specified also the chairman, of such one of the Public Service Commissions for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Mysore as the President shall by order specify; and

(b) shall, as such member or chairman, be entitled to receive from the Government of the State conditions of service not less favourable than those to which he was entitled under the provisions applicable to him immediately before the appointed day.

(4) Every person who becomes a member of a Public Service Commission on the appointed day under sub-section (1) or sub-section (3) shall, subject to the proviso to clause (2) of article 316, hold office or continue to hold office until the expiration of his term of office as determined under the provisions applicable to him immediately before the appointed day.
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