The State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986

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Preamble

[ACT No. 69 OF 1986]

[24th December, 1986.]

An Act to provided for the establishment of the State of Arunachal Pradesh and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “Administrator” means the Administrator appointed by the President under article 239;

(b) “Appointed day” means the day1 which the Central Government may, notification in the official Gazette, appoint;

(c) “Article’ means an article of constitution;

(d) “Election Commission” means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(e) “Existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh” means the Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh as existing immediately before the appointed day;

(f) “Law” includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having, immediately before the appointed day, the force of law in the whole or any part of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh;

(g) “Sitting member”, in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislative Assembly of the exiting Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh, means a person who, immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House or that Assembly;

(h) “Treasury” includes a sub-treasury.

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1. 20.2.1987: vide Notification No.S.O.74 (E), dated 11-2-1987, Gazette of India, Extraordinary, 1987, part II, Section 3(ii).

Section 3. Establishment of the State of Arunachal Pradesh

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

Section 4. Amendment of First Schedule to the Constitution

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

(a) Under the heading “I THE STATES”, after entry 23, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“24.Arunachal Pradesh The territories specified in section 7 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.”;

(b) Under the heading “II. THE UNION TERRITORIES” entry 8 relating to Arunachal Pradesh shall be omitted.

Section 5. Amendment of Fourth Schedule to the Constitution

On and from the appointed day, in the Fourth Schedule to the constitution in the Table,-

(a) Entries 24 and 25 shall be re-numbered, as entries 25 and 26 respectively, and before entry 25 as so re-numbered, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“24.Arunachal Pradesh…..1”,

(b) Entry 26 shall be omitted.

Section 6. Allocation of sitting member

(1) On and from the appointed day, the sitting member of the Council of States representing the exiting. Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall be deemed to have been duly elected under clause (4) of article 80 to fill seat allotted to the State of Arunachal Pradesh in that Council.

(2) The term of office of such sitting member shall remain unaltered.

Section 7. Amendment of section 27A of Act 43 of 1950

On and from the appointed day, in section 27A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, in sub-section (4) for the words “The electoral college for each of the Union territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Pondicherry” the words “The electoral college of the Union territory of Pondicherry shall be substituted.

Section 8. Allocation of seats in the existing House of the People

(1) On and form the appointed day, the allocation of seats to the State of Arunachal Pradesh in the House of the people shall be two; and the First Schedule to the Representation of the people Act, 1950, shall be deemed to be amendment accordingly.

(2) On and from the appointed day, the two parliamentary constituencies of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall be deemed to be the parliamentary constituencies of the State of Arunachal Pradesh and the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constitution Order, 1976, shall be construed accordingly.

Section 9. Provision as to sitting members

The sitting members of the House of the People representing the constituencies which, on the appointed day, by virtue of the provisions of section 2 become the constituencies of the State of Arunachal Pradesh shall be deemed to have been elected under sub-clause (a) of clause (1) or article 81 to the house of the people by those constituencies.

Section 10. Provision as to Legislative Assembly

On and from the appointed day, the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh to be filled by persons, chosen by direct election from assembly constituencies shall be forty; and the Second Schedule to the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.

Section 11. Provisional Legislative Assembly

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act (including provisions relating to the strength of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh), on and from the appointed day and until the Legislative Assembly of the State has been duly constituted and summoned to meet for the first session, there shall be a provisional Legislative Assembly which shall consist of members elected by the territorial constituencies of the Legislative Assembly of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh.

(2) The period of five years referred to in clause (1) of article 172 shall, in the case of the provisional Legislative Assembly referred to in sub-section (1) be deemed to have commenced on the day on which the duration of the existing Legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh commenced under section 5 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963(20 of 1963).

(3) The provisional Legislative Assembly constituted under this section shall, for so long as it is in existence, be deemed to be the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh and shall be competent to discharge all the functions of a Legislative Assembly of a State under the Constitution.

Section 12. Speaker and Deputy Speaker

The persons who immediately before the appointed day are the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall be the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, respectively, of the provisional Legislative Assembly to the State of Arunachal Pradesh on and from that day.

Section 13. Rules of Procedure

The rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Assembly of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh as in force immediately before the appointed day shall, until rules are made under clause (1) of article 208, be the rules of procedures and conduct of business of the provisional Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be made therein by the Speaker thereof.

Section 14. Delimitation of constituencies

(1) The Election Commission shall, in the manner herein provided, distribute, whether before or after the appointed day, the seats assigned to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh under section 10 to singly-member territorial constituencies and delimit them having regard to the provisions of the Constitutions and to the following provisions, namely:-

(a) All constituencies shall as far as practicable, be geographically compact areas, and in delimiting hem regard shall be had to physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and public convenience; and

(b) Constituencies in which seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes shall, as far as practicable, be located in areas where the proportion of their population to the total population is the largest.

(2) For the purpose of assisting it in the performance of its functions under sub-section (1) the Election Commission shall associate with itself as associate members:-

(a) The sitting members of the house of the people referred to in section 9; and

(b) Such six of the members of the Legislative Assembly of the existing union territory of Arunachal Pradesh or, as the case may be, the provisional Legislative Assembly referred to in section 11 as the Speaker thereof may nominate:

Provided that none of the associate members shall have a right to vote or to sign any decision of the Election Commission.

(3) If, owing to death or resignation, the office of an associated member falls a vacant it shall be filled, it practicable, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2).

(4) The Election Commission shall-

(a) Publish its proposals for the delimitation of constituencies together with the dissenting proposals, if any, of any associate member who desires publication thereof, in the Official Gazette and in such other manner as the Commission may consider fit, together with a notice inviting objection as suggestions in relation to the proposals and specifying a date on or after which the proposals will be further considered by it;

(b) Consider all objection and suggestion which may have been received by it before the date so specified;

(c) After considering all objections and suggestion which may have been received by it before the date so specified, determine by one or more orders the delimitation of constituencies and cause such order or orders to be published in the Official Gazette; and upon such publication, the order or orders shall have the full force of law and shall not be called in question in any court.

(5) As soon as may be after such publication every such order relating to assembly constituencies shall be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the existing.Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh or, as the case may be, the provisional Legislative Assembly referred to in section 11.

Section 15. Power of Election Commission to maintain delimitation orders up-to-date

(1) The Election Commission may, from to time, by notification in the Official Gazette,-

(a) Correct any printing mistake in any order made under section 14 or any error arising therein from inadvertent slip or omission;

(b) Where the boundaries or name of any territorial division mentioned in any such order are or is altered, make such amendment as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for bringing such order up-to-date.

(2) Every notification under this section relating to an assembly constituency shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is issued, before the Legislative Assembly of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh, the provisional Legislative Assembly referred to in section 11 or the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, as the case may be.

Section 16. Amendment of Scheduled Castes Orders

(1) On and from the appointed day, the constitutions (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the First Scheduled.

(2) On and from the appointed day, the Constitutions (Scheduled Castes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951, shall stand amended as directed in the Second Schedule.

Section 17. Amendment of Scheduled Tribes Orders

(1) On and from appointed day, the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the Third Schedule.

(2) On and from the appointed day, the Constitution (Schedule Tribes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951, shall stand amended as directed in the fourth Schedule.

Section 18. Common High Court for Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh

(1) On and from the appointed day,-

(a) There shall be a common High Court for the States of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh to be called the Gauhati High Court (the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh) (hereinafter referred to as the common High Court);

(b) The Judges of the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram holding office immediately before that day shall, unless they have elected otherwise become on that day the Judges of the common High Court.

(2) The expenditure in respect of the salaries and allowances of the Judges of the common High Court shall be allocated amongst the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura in such proportion as the President may, be order, determine.

Section 19. Provision as to advocates

(1) On and from the appointed day,-

(a) In the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961), in select 3, in sub-section (1), for clause (b) the following clause shall be substituted namely:-

(b) For the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura to be known as the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh;”;

(c) The Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram shall to deemed to be the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

(2) Any person who, immediately before the appointed day, is an advocate entitled to practice in the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram shall be entitled to practice as an advocate in the common High Court.

(3) All persons who, immediately before the appointed day, are advocates on the roll of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram shall as from that day, become advocates on the roll of the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

(4) The right of audience in the common High Court shall be regulated in accordance with the like principles as, immediately before the appointed day, are in force with respect to the right of audience in the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur Tripura and Mizoram:

Provided that as among the Advocates-General of the States of Arunachal

Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura the right of audience shall determined with reference to their dates of enrolment as advocates

Section 20. Practice and procedure in the common High Court

Subject to the provisions of the part, the law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to practice and procedure in the High Court Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, and Mizoram shall, with the necessary modifications apply in relation to the common High Court.

Section 21. Custody of Seal of the common High Court

The law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to the custody of the Seal of the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram shall, with the necessary modifications apply with respect to the custody of the seal of the common High Court.

Section 22. Form of writs and other processes

The law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to the form of writs and other processes used, issued or awarded by the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram shall, with necessary modifications, apply with respect to the form of writs and other processes used issued or awarded by the common High Court.

Section 23. Powers of Judges

The law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to the powers of the Chief Justice, single Judges and division courts of the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur Tripura and Mizoram and with respect to all matters, ancillary to the exercise of those powers shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to the common High Court.

Section 24. Principal seat and other places of sitting of the common High Court

(1) The principal seat of the common High Court shall be at the same place at which the principal seat of the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram is located immediately before the appointed day.

(2) The president may, by notified order, provided for the establishment of the permanent bench or benches of the common High Court at one or more places within the territories to which the jurisdiction of the High Court extends, other than the principal seat of the high Court and for any matters connected therewith:

Provided that before issuing any order under this sub-section, the President shall consult the Chief Justice of the common High Court and the Governor of the State in which the bench is or are proposed to be established.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the Judges and divisions, courts of the common High Court may also sit at such other place or places in the States of Assam, Nagaland Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh as the Chief justice may, with the approval of the Governor of the State concerned, appoint.

Section 25. Procedure as to appeals to Supreme Court

The law is force immediately before the appointed day relating to appeals to the Supreme Court from the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram and the judges and division courts thereof shall, with the necessary modifications apply in relation to the common High Court.

Section 26. Transfer of proceedings from the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram to the common High Court

(1) All proceedings pending in the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram and immediately before the appointed day shall, from such day, stand transferred to the common High Court.

(2) Every proceeding transferred under sub-section (1) shall be disposed of by the common High Court as if such proceeding was entertained by the High Court.

Section 27. Interpretation

For the purposes of section 26,-

(a) Proceedings shall be deemed to be pending in a court until that court has disposed of all issues between the parties, including any issues with respect to the taxation of the costs of the proceedings and shall include appeals, applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, application for review, petitions for revision and petitions for writs; and

(b) References to a high Court shall be construed as including references to a Judge or divisions court thereof; and references to an order made by a court or a Judge shall be construed as including references to a sentence, judgment or decree passed or made by that court or Judge.

Section 28. Right to appear or to act in proceedings transferred to the common High Court

Any person who, immediately before the appointed day, is an advocate entitled to practice in the High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram and was authorised to appear to act in any proceeding transferred from the said High Court to the common High Court under section 26 shall have the right to appear or to act, as the case may be in the common High Court in relation to those proceedings.

Section 29. Saving

Nothing in this part shall affect the application to the common High Court of any provisions of the Constitutions and this Part shall have effect subject to any provision that may be made on or after the appointed day with respect to the High Court by any Legislative or other authority having power to make such provisions.

Section 30. Authorisation of expenditure pending its sanction by the Legislature

(1) The President may, at any time before the appointed day, authorised by the order such expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of the State of Arunachal Pradesh as the deems necessary for a period of the more than six months beginning with the appointed day, pending the sanction of such expenditure by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh:

Provided that the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh may, after the appointed day, authorise by order such further expenditure as he deems necessary from the Consolidated Fund of the State of Arunachal Pradesh for any period not extending beyond the said period or six months.

(2) The President or as the case may be, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh shall make separate orders under sub-section (1) in respect of periods falling in different financial years.

Section 31. Reports relating to the accounts of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh

(1) The reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India referred to in section 49 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963(20 of 1963), relating to the accounting of the excising Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh in respect of any period prior to the appointed day, shall be submitted to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh who shall cause them to be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the State.

(2) The Governor may, by order,-

(a) Declare any expenditure incurred out of the Consolidated Fund of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh on any service in respect of any period prior to t he appointed day during the financial year 1986-87 or in respect of any earlier financial year in excess of the amount granted for the service and for that year as disclosed in the referred to in sub-section (1) to have been duly authorised and

(b) Provided for any action to be taken on any matter arising out of the said reports.

Section 32. Allowances and privileges of Governor or Arunachal Pradesh

The allowances and privileges of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh shall, unit, the Governors (Emoluments Allowances and Privileges) Act, 1982(46 of 1982), comes into the force be such as the President may, by order, determine.

Section 33. Distribution of revenues

The President shall, by order, determine the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the State of Arunachal Pradesh and the share of that State in the Union duties of excise, estate duty and taxes on income and for that purpose amended thereby the relevant provisions of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957(58 of 1957) the Union Duties of Excise (Distribution) Act, 1979(24 of 1979), the Estate Duty (Distribution) Act, 1962(9 of 1962) and the Constitution (Distribution of Revenues) Order 1985 in such manner as he thinks fit.

Section 34. Property, assets, rights, liabilities, obligations, etc

(1) All such property and assets, within the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh as are held immediately before the appointed day by the Union for purpose of governance of that union territory shall, on and from that day, pass to the State, of Arunachal Pradesh unless the purpose for which such property and assets are so held are Union purpose:

Provided that the cash balances in the treasuries in the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh before the appointed day shall, as from that day, vest in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

(2) All rights, liabilities and obligations (other than those relatable to or in connection with, a Union purpose), whether arising out of any contract or otherwise, which are immediately before the appointed day,-

(a) The right, liabilities and obligations of the Central Government arising out of or in connection with, the governance of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh; or

(b) The rights liabilities and obligations of the Administrator of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh in his capacity as such of the Government of that Union territory,

Shall on and form the appointed day, be the rights liabilities and obligations of the Government of the State of Arunachal Pradesh

(3) The right to recover arrears of-

(a) Any tax or duty being a tax or duty enumerated in the State List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution; or

(b) Any duty referred to in article 268; or

(c) Any tax under the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956,

Which have fallen due in the existing union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall pass to the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

(4) The provision of this section shall not apply to, or in relation to,-

(a) Any institution, undertaking or project the expenditure in relation to which is, immediately before the appointed day, met from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India.

(b) Any property which has been placed by the Union at the disposal of the administration of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh subject to the conditions that the ownership thereof will continue to vest in the Union.

Explanation

For the purpose of this section,-

(a) “Liability” includes liability in respect of any civil deposit, local fund deposit, charitable or other endowment, provident fund account pension or actionable wrong;

(b) “Union purpose” means the purpose of Government relatable to any of the matters mentioned in the Union List.

Section 35. Provision relating to All-India Services

Every member of the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian police Service and the Indian Forest Service who, immediately before the appointed day, is holding nay post in the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall until otherwise directed by the Central Government be deemed to be on deputation on and from the appointed day, to the Government of the State of Arunachal Pradesh on the same terms and conditions for services as re applicable to him the relevant cadre rules:

Provided that the period of such deputation shall in no case extend beyond a period of three years from the appointed day.

Explanation

In this section, “cadre rules” means the India Administrative Serviced (Cadre) Rules 1954, the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 or the Indian Forest Service (Cadre) Rules, 1966, as the case may be.

Section 36. Provision relating to other services

(1) Every person who immediately before the appointed day is serving in connection with the affairs of the Union under the administration control of the Administrator of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall, unless otherwise directed by an order of the Central Government, be deemed to have been allocated for service as from that day in connection with the affairs of the State of Arunachal Pradesh:

Provided that no direction shall be issued under this section after the expiry of a period of one year form the appointed day

(2) The provisions of this section not apply in relation to person to whom the provisions of section 35 apply.

Section 37. Other provisions as to services

(1) Nothing in this section 36 shall be deemed to affect on or after the appointed day, the operation of the provisions of Chapter I of Part XIV of the Constitution in relation to determination of the conditions of service of person serving in connection with the affairs of the State of Arunachal Pradesh

Provided that the conditions of service applicable immediately before the appointed day in the case of any person referred to in section 36 shall not be varied to his disadvantage except with the previous approval of the Central Government.

(2) All services prior to the appointed day rendered by a person deemed to have been allocated under section 36 in connection with the administration of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall be deemed to have been rendered in connection with the affairs of the State of Arunachal Pradesh for the purposes of the rules regulating his conditions of service.

Section 38. Provisions as to continuance of officers in same posts

Every person who immediately before the appointed day, is holding or discharging the duties of any post of office in connection with the affairs of the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall continue to hold the same post or office shall be deemed on and from that day, to have been duly appointed to the post or office by the Government of or other appropriate authority in the State of Arunachal Pradesh on the same terms and conditions of appointment and on the same tenure as he was holding the post or office immediately before that day:

Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a competent authority on or after the appointed day from passing in relation to such person any order affecting his continuance in such post or office.

Section 39. Advisory Committees

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

(a) The discharge of its functions under this part; and

(b) The ensuring of fair and equatable treatment to all persons affected by the provisions of this part and the proper considerations of any representations made by such persons.

Section 40. Prohibition of representation after certain period

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law or rule for the time being in force, no representation shall lie against any order passed under the provisions of this part of the expiry of three months from the date of publication or service whichever is earlier of such order:

Provided that the Central Government may, suo motu or otherwise and for reasons to be recorded, re-open any matter and pass such orders thereon as may appear to it be appropriate if it is satisfied that it is necessary so to do in order to prevent any miscarriage of justice to any affected person.

Section 41. Power of Central Government to give directions

The Central Government may given such directions to the Government of the State of Arunachal Pradesh 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.

Section 42. Amendment of article 210, article 239A and article 240 of the Constitution

On and from the appointed day,-

(a) In article 210, in clause (2) in the second proviso, for the Words “Legislature of the State of Mizoram”, the Words “Legislatures of the State of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram’ shall b e substituted;

(b) In article 329A, in clauses (1), for the words “, Pondicherry and Arunachal Pradesh”, the words “and Pondicherry” shall be substituted;

(c) In article 240, in clauses (1),-

(i) Entry (g) shall be omitted;

(ii) In the provisos, for the words “Pondicherry or Arunachal Pradesh”, the words “or Pondicherry” shall be substituted.

Section 43. Amendment of Act 28 of 1958

On and from the appointed day, in the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, in the long title an din sub-section (2) of section 1, for the words, “Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and the Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh”‘ the words “Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura” shall be substituted.

Section 44. Amendment of Act 20 of 1963

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

(i) In clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section 2, for the words “Pondicherry and Arunachal Pradesh”, the words “and Pondicherry” shall be substituted;

(ii) In section 33, in sub-section (2), the proviso shall be omitted;

(iii) In section 44, sub-section (2) shall be omitted.

Section 45. Amendment of Act 84 of 1971

On and from the appointed day, in the North-Eastern Council Act, 1971,-

(a) In section 2, for clauses (b) and (c), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

‘(b) “North-eastern area” means the area comprising the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.’;

(b) In section 3, in sub-section (1), for clauses (b) the following clause shall be substituted namely:-

“(b) The Chief Minister of the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.”

Section 46. Continuance of existing laws and their adaptations

(1) All laws in force, immediately before the appointed day, in the existing union territory of Arunachal Pradesh shall continue to be in force in the State of Arunachal Pradesh until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority.

(2) For the purpose of facilitating the application in relation to the State of Arunachal Pradesh of any law made before the appointed day, the appropriate Government may, within two years from the 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 there upon 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 “appropriate Government” means, as respects any law relating to a matter enumerated in the Union List in the Seventh Scheduled to the constitution, the Central Government and as a respect any other law, the Government of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

Section 47. Power to construe laws

Notwithstanding that no provision or insufficient provision has been made under section 46 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 Arunachal Pradesh, construe the law in such manner not affecting the substance as may be necessary or proper in regard to the matter before the court, tribunal or authority, as the case may be.

Section 48. Provisions as to continuance of courts, etc

All courts and tribunals and all authorities discharging lawful functions throughout the existing Union territory of Arunachal Pradesh or any part thereof 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.

Section 49. Effect of provisions of Act inconsistent with other laws

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

Section 50. Power to remove difficulties

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

Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of three years from the appointed day

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

Section 51. Power to make rules

(1) The Central Government may, be notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to give effect to the provisions of the 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 days 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 session aforesaid, both House 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.

Schedule 1.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

[See section 16(1)]

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED CASTES) ORDER, 1950

In the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the figure “XX” the figure “XXI” shall be substituted;

(2) In the Schedule, after Part XX, the following Shall be inserted, namely:-

“PART XXI. Arunachal Pradesh

1.Bansbhor

2.Bhuimali or Mail

3.British 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 2.

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

[See section 16(2)]

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

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

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

(2) In paragraph 4, for the figures “1956,” the figures and word “1956 and ” shall be substituted and the portion beginning with the words “and any reference to a unity territory”, and ending with the words, brackets and figures ‘the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971″ shall be omitted;

(3) In the Schedule, PART III. Arunachal Pradesh shall be omitted.

Schedule 3.

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

[See section 17(1)]

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES) ORDER, 1950

In the constitution (Scheduled Tribes) order, 1950,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the figures “XVII”, the figures “XVIII” shall be substituted;

(2) In the scheduled, after Part XVII, the following Part shall be inserted, namely:-

“PART XVIII. Arunachal Pradesh

All tribes in the State 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 4.

THE FOURTH SCHEDULE

[See section 17(2)]

AMENDMENTS TO THE COMMISSION (SCHEDULED TRUSTS) (UNION TERRITORIES) ORDER, 1951

In the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order, 1952,-

(1) In paragraph 2, for the words and figures “Parts I and II”, the word and figure “Part I” shall be substituted;

(2) In paragraph 3, the portion beginning with the words “and any reference”, and ending with the words, brackets and figures “the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971” shall be omitted;

(3) In the schedule, Part II. Arunachal Pradesh shall be omitted.

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