THE UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000


An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing State of
Uttar Pradesh and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1.Short title.

1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Uttar Pradesh
Reorganisation Act, 2000.

2.Definitions.

2. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “appointed day” means the day which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;

(b) “article” means an article of the Constitution;

(c) “assembly constituency”, “council constituency” and “parliamentary constituency” have the same meanings as in the Representation of the
People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950)

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

(e) “existing State of Uttar Pradesh” means the State of Uttar 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 in any part of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh;

(g) “notified order” means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(h) “population ratio”, in relation to the States of Uttar Pradesh and
Uttaranchal, means the ratio of 1321:70;

(i) “sitting member”, in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;

(j) “successor State”, in relation to the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh, means the State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal;

(k) “transferred territory” means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to the
State of Uttaranchal;

(l) “treasury” includes a sub-treasury; and

(m) any reference to a district, tehsil or other territorial division of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day.

PART

REORGANISATION OF THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

Title : THE UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

Year : 1962

Act :

THE UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

ACT NO. 29 OF 2000

[25th August, 2000.]

An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing State of
Uttar Pradesh and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-

PART

PRELIMINARY

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1.Short title.

1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Uttar Pradesh
Reorganisation Act, 2000.

2.Definitions.

2. Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “appointed day” means the day which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;

(b) “article” means an article of the Constitution;

(c) “assembly constituency”, “council constituency” and “parliamentary constituency” have the same meanings as in the Representation of the
People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950)

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

(e) “existing State of Uttar Pradesh” means the State of Uttar 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 in any part of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh;

(g) “notified order” means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(h) “population ratio”, in relation to the States of Uttar Pradesh and
Uttaranchal, means the ratio of 1321:70;

(i) “sitting member”, in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;

(j) “successor State”, in relation to the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh, means the State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal;

(k) “transferred territory” means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to the
State of Uttaranchal;

(l) “treasury” includes a sub-treasury; and

(m) any reference to a district, tehsil or other territorial division of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day.

PART II

REORGANISATION OF THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH

3. Formation of Uttaranchal State.-On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new State to be known as the State of
Uttaranchal comprising the following territories of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, namely:-

Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttar Kashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar, Champawat, Rudraprayag and Hardwar districts, and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh.

4.State of Uttar Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.

4. State of Uttar Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.-On and from the appointed day, the State of Uttar Pradesh shall comprise the territories of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh other than those specified in section 3.5.Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution.

5. Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution.-On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading “I. THE STATES”,-

(a) in the paragraph relating to the territories of the State of Uttar
Pradesh, after the words, brackets and figures “clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
(Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1968 (24 of 1968)”, the foll wing shall be inserted, namely:-

“and the territories specified in section 3 of the Uttar Pradesh
Reorganisation Act, 2000″;

(b) after entry 26, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“27. Uttaranchal: The territories specified in section 3 of the
Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.”.

6.Saving powers of State Governments.

6. Saving powers of State Governments.-Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall be deemed to affect the power of the
Government of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal to alter, after the appointed day, the name, area or boundaries of any district r other territorial division in the State.

PART III

REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATURES

7. Amendment of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution.-On and from the appointed day, in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, in the
Table,-

(a) entries 17 to 28 shall be renumbered as entries 18 to 29.respectively;

(b) in entry 16, for the figures “34″, the figures “31″ shall be substituted;

(c) after entry 16, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“17. Uttaranchal
……………………………………………………………………..
…3″.

8.Allocation of sitting members.

8. Allocation of sitting members.-(1) On and from the appointed day, thirty-four sitting members of the Council of States representing the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be deemed to have been elected to fill the seats allotted to the States of U tar Pradesh and
Uttaranchal, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act.

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

The House of the People

9.Representation in the House of the People.

9. Representation in the House of the People.-On and from the appointed day, there shall be allocated 80 seats to the successor
State of Uttar Pradesh, and 5 to the successor State of Uttaranchal, in the House of the People, and the First Schedule to the
Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950) shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.

10.Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies.

10. Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies.-On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly
Constituencies Order, 1976, shall stand amended as directed in the
Second Schedule to this Act.

11.Provision as to sitting members.

11. Provision as to sitting members.-(1) Every sitting member of the
House of the People representing a constituency which, on the appointed day by virtue of the provisions of section 10, stands allotted, with or without alteration of boundaries, to the uccessor
State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, shall be deemed to have been elected to the House of the People by that constituency as so allotted.

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

The Legislative Assembly

12.Provisions as to Legislative Assemblies.

12. Provisions as to Legislative Assemblies.-(1) The number of seats as on the appointed day in the Legislative Assemblies of the States of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal shall be four hundred and three and seventy respectively.

(2) In the Second Schedule to the Representation of the People Act,
1950 (43 of 1950), under heading “I. States”-

(a) entries 25 and 26 shall be renumbered as entries 26 and 27.respectively;

(b) after entry 24, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“1 5.25.Uttaranchal………………………………………………………
70;

(c) in entry 26 as so renumbered, for the figures “425″, the figures
“403″ shall be substituted.

13.Allocation of sitting members.

13. Allocation of sitting members.-(1) Every sitting member of the
Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh elected to fill a seat in that Assembly from a constituency which on the appointed day by virtue of the provisions of section 1 stands allotted, with or without alteration of boundaries, to the State of
Uttaranchal shall, on and from that day, cease to be a member of the
Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh and shall be deemed to have been elected to fill a seat in the provisio al Legislative Assembly of
Uttaranchal from that constituency as so allotted.

(2) All other sitting members of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall continue to be members of the
Legislative Assembly of that State and any such sitting member representing a constituency the extent or the name and ext nt of which are altered by virtue of the provisions of section 10 shall be deemed to have been elected to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh by that constituency as so altered.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and
Uttaranchal shall be deemed to be duly constituted on the appointed day.

(4) The sitting member of the Legislative Assembly of the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh nominated to that Assembly under article 333 to represent the Anglo-Indian community shall be deemed to have been nominated to represent the said community in the L gislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh under that article.

14.Composition of provisional Legislative Assembly of Uttaranchal.

14. Composition of provisional Legislative Assembly of
Uttaranchal.-(1) On and from the appointed day and until the
Legislative Assembly of the successor State of Uttaranchal has been duly constituted and summoned to meet for the first session under the rovisions of the Constitution, a provisional Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttaranchal, consisting of the twenty-two sitting members of the Legislative Assembly and nine members of the Legislative
Council of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh rep esenting the
Assembly constituencies or Council constituencies of the territories transferred by virtue of the provisions of section 3 shall be constituted.

(2) The provisional Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttaranchal shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred by the provisions of the Constitution on the Legislative Assembly of that
State.

(3) The term of office of the members of the provisional Legislative
Assembly of the State of Uttaranchal shall, unless the said
Legislative Assembly is sooner dissolved, expire immediately before the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly of the Stat of
Uttaranchal.

15.Duration of Legislative Assemblies.

15. Duration of Legislative Assemblies.-The period of five years referred to in clause (1) of article 172 shall, in the case of the
Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttar Pradesh, be deemed to have commenced on the date on which it actually commenced in the case of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh.

16.Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

16. Speaker and Deputy Speaker.-(1) The persons who immediately before the appointed day are the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the
Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall continue to be the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectivel of that
Assembly on and from that day.

(2) As soon as may be after the appointed day, the provisional
Legislative Assembly of the successor State of Uttaranchal shall choose two members of that Assembly to be respectively Speaker and
Deputy Speaker thereof and until they are so chosen, the du ies of the office of Speaker shall be performed by such member of the Assembly as the Governor may appoint for the purpose.

17.Rules of procedure.

17. Rules of procedure.-The rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh as in force immediately before the appointed day shall, until rules are made under clause (1) of article 208, be the rules of procedure an conduct of business of the Legislative Assembly of Uttaranchal, subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be made therein by the Speaker thereof.

The Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh

18.Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh.

18. Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh.-On and from the appointed day, there shall be ninety-nine seats in the Legislative Council of
Uttar Pradesh, and in the Third Schedule to the Representation of the
People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), for the existing ntry 8, the following entry shall be substituted, namely:-

“8. Uttar Pradesh
……………………………………………..99 36 8 8 37 10″.

19.Amendment of the Delimitation of Council Constituencies.

19. Amendment of the Delimitation of Council Constituencies.-On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of the Council Constituencies
(Uttar Pradesh) Order, 1951 shall stand amended as directed in the
Third Schedule.

20.Provision as to certain sitting members.

20. Provision as to certain sitting members.-(1) On and from the appointed day, the sitting members of the Legislative Council of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act shall cease to be members of that Council a d shall be deemed to be the members of the provisional Legislative Assembly.

(2) On and from the appointed day, all sitting members of the
Legislative Council of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh other than those referred to in sub-section (1) shall continue to be members of that Council.

(3) The term of office of the members referred to in sub-section (2)
shall remain unaltered.

21.Deputy Chairman.

21. Deputy Chairman.-The person who immediately before the appointed day is the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh shall continue to be the Deputy Chairman, on and from that day of that Council.

Delimitation of constituencies

22.Delimitation of constituencies.

22. Delimitation of constituencies.-(1) For the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of section 12, the Election Commission shall determine in the manner hereinafter provided-

(a) the number of seats to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, respectively, having regard to the relevant provisions of the Constitution;

(b) the assembly constituencies into which each State referred to in clause (a) shall be divided, the extent of each of such constituencies and in which of them seats shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes or for the Scheduled Tribes; and

(c) the adjustments in the boundaries and description of the extent of the parliamentary constituencies in each State referred to in clause
(a) that may be necessary or expedient.

(2) In determining the matters referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1), the Election Commission shall have regard to the following provisions, namely:-

(a) all the constituencies shall be single-member constituencies;

(b) all constituencies shall, as far as practicable, be geographically compact areas, and in delimiting them, regard shall be had to physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and conveniences to the publi ; and

(c) constituencies in which seats are reserved for the Scheduled
Castes and 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.

(3) The Election Commission shall, for the purpose of assisting it in the performance of its functions under sub-section (1), associate with itself as associate members, five persons as the Central Government may by order specify, being persons who are t e members of the
Legislative Assembly of the State or of the House of the People representing the State: Provided that none of the associate members shall have a right to vote or to sign any decision of the Election
Commission.

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

(5) 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, ogether with a notice inviting objections and 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 objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified; and

(c) after considering all objections and suggestions 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 Gazett ; 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.

(6) As soon as may be after such publication, every such order relating to assembly constituencies shall be laid before the
Legislative Assembly of the concerned State.

23.Power of Election Commission to maintain Delimitation
Ordersup-to-date.

23. Power of Election Commission to maintain Delimitation Orders up-to-date.-(1) The Election Commission may, from time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette,-

(a) correct any printing mistakes in any order made under section 22.or any error arising therein from inadvertent slip or omission; and

(b) where the boundaries or name of any territorial division mentioned in any such order or orders is or are altered, make such amendments 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 concerned Legislative Assembly.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

24.Amendment of the Scheduled Castes Order.

24. Amendment of the Scheduled Castes Order.-On and from the appointed day, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the Fifth Schedule to this Act.

25.Amendment to the Scheduled Tribes Order.

25. Amendment to the Scheduled Tribes Order.-On and from the appointed day, the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, shall stand amended as directed in the Sixth Schedule to this Act.

PART IV

HIGH COURT

26. High Court of Uttaranchal.-(1) As from the appointed day, there shall be a separate High Court for the State of Uttaranchal
(hereinafter referred to as “the High Court of Uttaranchal”) and the
High Court of Judicature at Allahabad shall become the H gh Court for the State of Uttar Pradesh (hereinafter referred to as the High Court at Allahabad).

(2) The principal seat of the High Court of Uttaranchal shall be at such place as the President may, by notified order, appoint.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2), the Judges and division courts of the High Court of Uttaranchal may sit at such other place or places in the State of Uttaranchal other than its principal seat as the Chief Justice may, with the pproval of the
Governor of Uttaranchal, appoint.

27.Judges of Uttaranchal High Court.

27. Judges of Uttaranchal High Court.-(1) Such of the Judges of the
High Court at Allahabad holding office immediately before the appointed day as may be determined by the President shall on that day cease to be Judges of the High Court at Allahabad and ecome, Judges of the High Court of Uttaranchal.

(2) The persons who by virtue of sub-section (1) become Judges of the
High Court of Uttaranchal shall, except in the case where any such person is appointed to be the Chief Justice of that High Court, rank in that Court according to the priority of their respective appointments as Judges of the High Court at Allahabad.

28.Jurisdiction of Uttaranchal High Court.

28. Jurisdiction of Uttaranchal High Court.-The High Court of
Uttaranchal shall have, in respect of any part of the territories included in the State of Uttaranchal, all such jurisdiction, powers and authority as, under the law in force immediately befor the appointed day, are exercisable in respect of that part of the said territories by the High Court at Allahabad.

29.Special provision relating to Bar Council and advocates.

29. Special provision relating to Bar Council and advocates.-(1) On and from the appointed day, in the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961), in section 3, in sub-section (1), in clause (a), for the words “and
Uttar Pradesh”, the words “Uttar Pradesh and Utt ranchal” shall be substituted.

(2) Any person who immediately before the appointed day is an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh may give his option in writing, within one year from the appointed day to the Bar Council of such existing State, to transfer his name on the roll of the Bar Council of Uttaranchal and notwithstanding anything contained in the Advocates Act, 1961 (25 of 1961) and the rules made thereunder, on such option so given his name shall be deemed to have been transferred on he roll of the Bar Council of Uttaranchal with effect from the date of the option so given for the purposes of the said Act and the rules made thereunder.

(3) The persons other than the advocates who are entitled immediately before the appointed day, to practise in the High Court at Allahabad or any subordinate court thereof shall, on and after the appointed day, be recognised as such persons entitled also to practise in the
High Court of Uttaranchal or any subordinate court thereof, as the case may be.

(4) The right of audience in the High Court of Uttaranchal 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 at Allahabad.

30.

Practice and procedure in Uttaranchal High Court.

30. Practice and procedure in Uttaranchal High Court.-Subject to the provisions of this Part, the law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to practice and procedure in the High Court at Allahabad shall, with the necessary modificati ns, apply in relation to the High Court of Uttaranchal, and accordingly, the High
Court of Uttaranchal shall have all such powers to make rules and orders with respect to practice and procedure as are immediately before the appointed day exercisable by t e High Court at Allahabad:

Provided that any rules or orders which are in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to practice and procedure in the
High Court at Allahabad shall, until varied or revoked by rules or orders made by the High Court of Uttaranchal, apply with the necessary modifications in relation to practice and procedure in the High Court of Uttaranchal as if made by that Court.

31.Custody of seal of Uttaranchal High Court.

31. Custody of seal of Uttaranchal High Court.-The law in force immediately before the appointed day with respect to the custody of the seal of the High Court at Allahabad shall, with the necessary modifications, apply with respect to the custody of the eal of the
High Court of Uttaranchal.

32.Form of writs and other processes.

32. 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 at Allahabad shall, with the necessary modifications, apply with espect to the form of writs and other processes used, issued or awarded by the High Court of Uttaranchal.

33.Powers of Judges.

33. Powers of Judges.-The law in force immediately before the appointed day relating to the powers of the Chief Justice, single
Judges and division courts of the High Court at Allahabad and with respect to all matters ancillary to the exercise of those p wers shall, with the necessary modifications, apply in relation to the High
Court of Uttaranchal.

34.Procedure as to appeals to Supreme Court.

34. Procedure as to appeals to Supreme Court.-The law in force immediately before the appointed day relating to appeals to the
Supreme Court from the High Court at Allahabad and the Judges and division courts thereof shall, with the necessary modificatio s, apply in relation to the High Court of Uttaranchal.

35.Transfer of proceedings from Allahabad High Court to Uttaranchal HighCourt.

35. Transfer of proceedings from Allahabad High Court to Uttaranchal
High Court.-(1) Except as hereinafter provided, the High Court at
Allahabad shall, as from the appointed day, have no jurisdiction in respect of the transferred territory.

(2) Such proceedings pending in the High Court at Allahabad immediately before the appointed day as are certified, whether before or after that day, by the Chief Justice of that High Court, having regard to the place of accrual of the cause of action and other circumstances, to be proceedings which ought to be heard and decided by the High Court of Uttaranchal shall, as soon as may be after such certification, be transferred to the High Court of Uttaranchal.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (1) and (2) of this section or in section 28, but save as hereinafter provided, the
High Court at Allahabad shall have, and the High Court of Uttaranchal shall not have, jurisdiction to entertain, he r or dispose of appeals, applications for leave to the Supreme Court, applications for review and other proceedings where any such proceedings seek any relief in respect of any order passed by the High Court at Allahabad before the appointed day:

Provided that if after any such proceedings have been entertained by the High Court at Allahabad, it appears to the Chief Justice of that
High Court that they ought to be transferred to the High Court of
Uttaranchal, he shall order that they shall be so ransferred, and such proceedings shall thereupon be transferred accordingly.

(4) Any order made by the High Court at Allahabad-

(a) before the appointed day, in any proceedings transferred to the
High Court of Uttaranchal by virtue of sub-section (2), or

(b) in any proceedings with respect to which the High Court at
Allahabad retains jurisdiction by virtue of sub-section (3), shall for all purposes have effect, not only as an order of the High Court at
Allahabad, but also as an order made by the High Court of Uttaranchal.

36.Right to appear or to act in proceedings transferred to UttaranchalHigh
Court.

36. Right to appear or to act in proceedings transferred to
Uttaranchal High Court.-Any person who, immediately before the appointed day, is an advocate entitled to practise or any other persons entitled to practise in the High Court at Allahabad and was authorised to appear in any proceedings transferred from that High
Court to the High Court of Uttaranchal under section 35, shall have the right to appear in the High Court of Uttaranchal in relation to those proceedings.

37.Interpretation.

37. Interpretation.-For the purposes of section 35-

(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 o appeal to the
Supreme Court, applications 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 division 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 m de by that court or Judge.

38.Savings.

38. Savings.-Nothing in this Part shall affect the application to the
High Court of Uttaranchal of any provisions of the Constitution, and this Part shall have effect subject to any provision that may be made on or after the appointed day with respect t that High Court by any
Legislature or other authority having power to make such provision.

PART  V

AUTHORISATION OF EXPENDITURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES

39. Authorisation of expenditure of Uttaranchal State.-The Governor of Uttar Pradesh may, at any time before the appointed day, authorise such expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of the State of
Uttaranchal as he deems necessary for any period not mor than six months beginning with the appointed day pending the sanction of such expenditure by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttaranchal:
Provided that the Governor of Uttaranchal may, after the appointed day, authorise such further expenditure as he deems necessary from the
Consolidated Fund of the State of Uttaranchal for any period not extending beyond the said period of six months.

40.

Reports relating to accounts of Uttar Pradesh State.

40. Reports relating to accounts of Uttar Pradesh State.-(1) The reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India referred to in clause (2) of article 151 relating to the accounts of the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh in respect of any period pr or to the appointed day shall be submitted to the Governor of each of the successor States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal who shall cause them to be laid before the Legislature of that State.

(2) The President may by order-

(a) declare any expenditure incurred out of the Consolidated Fund of
Uttar Pradesh on any service in respect of any period prior to the appointed day during the financial year or in respect of any earlier financial year in excess of the amount granted fo that service and for that year as disclosed in the reports referred to in sub-section (1)
to have been duly authorised; and

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

41.Distribution of revenue.

41. Distribution of revenue.-The President shall, by order, determine the share of the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in its total amount payable to the existing State of Uttar Pradesh on the recommendation of the Finance Commission constituted nder article 280
in such manner as he thinks fit.

PART VI

APPORTIONMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
42. Application of Part.-(1) The provisions of this Part shall apply in relation to the apportionment of the assets and liabilities of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh immediately before the appointed day.

(2) The successor States shall be entitled to receive benefits arising out of the decisions taken by the predecessor State and the successor
States shall be liable to bear the financial liabilities arising out of the decisions taken by the existing State of Uttar Pradesh.

(3) The apportionment of assets and liabilities would be subject to such financial adjustment as may be necessary to secure just, reasonable and equitable apportionment of the assets and liabilities amongst the successor States.

(4) Any dispute regarding the amount of financial assets and liabilities shall be settled through mutual agreement, failing which by order by the Central Government on the advice of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

43.Land and goods.

43. Land and goods.-(1) Subject to the other provisions of this Part, all land and all stores, articles and other goods belonging to the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall,-

(a) if within the transferred territory, pass to the State of
Uttaranchal; or

(b) in any other case, remain the property of the State of Uttar
Pradesh:

Provided that where the Central Government is of opinion that any goods or class of goods should be distributed among the States of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, otherwise than according to the situation of the goods, the Central Government may issue su h directions as it thinks fit for a just and equitable distribution of the goods and the goods shall pass to the successor States accordingly:

Provided further that in case of any dispute relating to the distribution of any goods or class of goods under this sub-section, the Central Government shall endeavour to settle such dispute through mutual agreement arrived at between the Governments of he successor
States for that purpose, failing which the Central Government may, on request by any of the Governments of the successor States, after consulting both the Governments of the successor States, issue such direction as it may deem fit for the d stribution of such goods or class of goods, as the case may be, under this sub-section.

(2) Stores held for specific purposes, such as use or utilisation in particular institutions, workshops or undertakings or on particular works under construction, shall pass to the successor States in whose territories such institutions, workshops, under akings or works are located.

(3) Stores relating to the Secretariat and offices of Heads of
Departments having jurisdiction over the whole of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be divided between the successor States in accordance with such directions as the Central Governmen may, after consultation with the Government of each successor States, think fit to issue for a just and equitable distribution of such stores.

(4) Any other unissued stores of any class in the existing State of
Uttar Pradesh shall be divided between the successor States in proportion to the total stores of that class purchased in the period of three years prior to the appointed day, for the ter itories of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh included respectively in each of the successor States:

Provided that where such proportion cannot be ascertained in respect of any class of stores or where the value of any class of such stores does not exceed rupees ten thousand, that class of stores shall be divided between the successor States according t the population ratio.

(5) In this section, the expression “land includes immovable property of every kind and any rights in or over such property, and the expression “goods does not include coins, bank notes and currency notes.

44.Treasury and bank balances.

44. Treasury and bank balances.-The total of the cash balances in all treasuries of the State of Uttar Pradesh and the credit balances of the State with the Reserve Bank of India, the State Bank of India or any other bank immediately before the appointed day shall be divided between the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal according to the population ratio:

Provided that for the purposes of such division, there shall be no transfer of cash balances from any treasury to any other treasury and the apportionment shall be effected by adjusting the credit balances of the two States in the books of the Reserve Ba k of India on the appointed day:

Provided further that if the State of Uttaranchal has no account on the appointed day with the Reserve Bank of India, the adjustment shall be made in such manner as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

45.Arrears of taxes.

45. Arrears of taxes.-The right to recover arrears of the tax or duty on property, including arrears of land revenue, shall belong to the successor State in which the property is situated, and the right to recover arrears of any other tax or duty shall b long to the successor
State in whose territories the place of assessment of that tax or duty is included on the appointed day.

46.Right to recover loans and advances.

46. Right to recover loans and advances.-(1) The right of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to recover any loans or advances made before the appointed day to any local body, society, agriculturist or other person in an area within that State shall belo g to the successor State in which that area is included on that day.

(2) The right of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to recover any loans or advances made before the appointed day to any person or institution outside that State shall belong to the State of Uttar
Pradesh:

Provided that any sum recovered in respect of any such loan or advance shall be divided between the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal according to the population ratio.

47.Investments and credits in certain funds.

47. Investments and credits in certain funds.-(1) The securities held in respect of the investments made from Cash Balances Investment
Account or from any Fund in the Public Account of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh as specified in the Seventh Sched le shall be apportioned in the ratio of population of the successor States:

Provided that the securities held in investments made from the
Calamity Relief Fund of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall be divided in the ratio of the area of the territories occupied by the successor States:

Provided further that the balance in the Reserve Funds in the Public
Account of Uttar Pradesh created wholly out of appropriations from the
Consolidated Fund of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, to the extent the balances have not been invested outsid Government account, shall not be carried forward to similar Reserve Funds in the Public
Account of the successor States.

(2) The investments of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh immediately before the appointed day in any special fund, the objects of which are confined to a local area, shall belong to the State in which that area is included on the appointed day.

(3) The investments of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh immediately before the appointed day in any private, commercial or industrial undertaking, in so far as such investments have not been made or are deemed not to have been made from the Cash Balan es Investment
Account, shall pass to the State in which the principal seat of business of the undertaking is located.

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

48.Assets and liabilities of State undertakings.

48. Assets and liabilities of State undertakings.-(1) The assets and liabilities relating to any commercial or industrial undertaking of the State of Uttar Pradesh shall pass to the State in which the undertaking is located.

(2) Where a depreciation reserve fund is maintained by the State of
Uttar Pradesh for any such commercial or industrial undertaking, the securities held in respect of investments made from that fund shall pass to the State in which the undertaking is loc ted.

49.Public Debt.

49. Public Debt.-(1) All liabilities on account of Public Debt and
Public Account of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh outstanding immediately before the appointed day shall be apportioned in the ratio of population of the successor States unless a dif erent mode of apportionment is provided under the provisions of this Act.

(2) The individual items of liabilities to be allocated to the successor States and the amount of contribution required to be made by one successor State to another shall be such as may be ordered by the
Central Government in consultation with the Compt oller and
Auditor-General of India:

Provided that till such orders are issued, the liabilities on account of Public Debt and Public Account of the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh shall continue to be the liabilities of the successor State of
Uttar Pradesh.

(3) The liability on account of loan raised from any source and re-lent by the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to such entities as may be specified by the Central Government and whose area of operation is confined to either of the successor States shall devolve on the respective States as specified in sub-section (4).

(4) The public debt of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh attributable to loan taken from any 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 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; or

(b) if re-lent to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, the
Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut
Utpadan Nigam Limited, the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport
Corporation, or the Uttar Pradesh Housing Board or a y other institution which becomes an inter-State institution on the appointed day, be divided between the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in the same proportion in which the assets of such body corporate or institution are divided under the provi ions of Part VII.

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

(6) In this section, the expression “Government security” means a security created and issued by a State Government 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 Pu lic Debt Act, 1944.(18 of 1944).

50.

Floating Debt.

50. Floating Debt.-The liability of the State of Uttar Pradesh in respect of any floating loan to provide short-term finance to any commercial undertaking shall be the liability of the State in whose territories the undertaking is located.

51.Refund of taxes collected in excess.

51. Refund of taxes collected in excess.-The liability of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to refund any tax or duty on property, including land revenue, collected in excess shall be the liability of the successor State in whose territories the prope ty is situated, and the liability of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh to refund any other tax or duty collected in excess shall be the liability of the successor State in whose territories the place of assessment of that tax or duty is included.

52.Deposits, etc.

52. Deposits, etc.-(1) The liability of the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh in respect of any civil deposit or local fund deposit shall, as from the appointed day, be the liability of the State in whose area the deposit has been made.

(2) The liability of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh in respect of any charitable or other endowment shall, as from the appointed day, be the liability of the State in whose area the institution entitled to the benefit of the endowment is located or of the State to which the objects of the endowment, under the terms thereof, are confined.

53.Provident Fund.

53. Provident Fund.-The liability of the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh in respect of the provident fund account of a Government servant in service on the appointed day shall, as from that day, be the liability of the State to which that Government ser ant is permanently allotted.

54.Pensions.

54. Pensions.-The liability of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh in respect of pensions shall pass to, or be apportioned between, the successor States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in accordance with the provisions contained in the Eighth Schedule o this Act.

55.Contracts.

55. Contracts.-(1) Where, before the appointed day, the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh has made any contract in the exercise of its executive power for any purposes of the State, that contract shall be deemed to have been made in the exercise of the ex cutive power-

(a) if the purposes of the contract are, on and from the appointed day, exclusive purposes of either of the successor States of Uttar
Pradesh and Uttaranchal; and

(b) in any other case, of the State of Uttar Pradesh, 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 Uttar Pradesh, be rights or liabilities of the State of Uttaranchal or the State of Uttar Pradesh, as the case may be:

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

(2) For the purposes of this section, 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 other 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 section shall have effect subject to the other provisions of this Part relating to the apportionment of liabilities in respect of loans, guarantees and other financial obligation; and bank balances and securities shall, notwithstanding that the partake of the nature of contractual rights, be dealt with under those provisions.

56.Liability in respect of actionable wrong.

56. Liability in respect of actionable wrong.-Where, immediately before the appointed day, the existing State of Uttar Pradesh 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 either of the successor
States of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, be a liability of that successor State; and

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

57.Liability as guarantor.

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

(a) if the area of operations of such society or persons is limited to the territories which, as from that day, are the territories of either of the States of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, be a liability of that successor State; and

(b) in any other case, be initially a liability of the State of Uttar
Pradesh, subject to such financial adjustment as may be agreed upon between the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal or, in default of such agreements, as the Central Government may by order, direct.

58.Items in suspense.

58. 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 Part, it shall be dealt with in accordance with that provision.

59.Residuary provision.

59. Residuary provision.-The benefit or burden of any asset or liability of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh not dealt with in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall pass to the State of Uttar
Pradesh in the first instance, subject to such financ al adjustment as may be agreed upon between the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal or, in default of such agreement, as the Central Government may, by order, direct.

60.

Apportionment of assets or liabilities by agreement.

60. Apportionment of assets or liabilities by agreement.-Where the successor States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal agree that the benefit or burden of any particular asset or liability should be apportioned between them in a manner other than that prov ded for in the foregoing provisions of this Part, notwithstanding anything contained therein, the benefit or burden of that asset or liability shall be apportioned in the manner agreed upon.

61.Power of Central Government to order allocation or adjustment incertain cases.

61. Power of Central Government to order allocation or adjustment in certain cases.-Where, by virtue of any of the provisions of this Part, any of the successor States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal becomes entitled to any property or obtains any bene its or becomes subject to any liability, and the Central Government is of opinion, on a reference made within a period of three years from the appointed day by either of the States, that it is just and equitable that property or those benefits should be ransferred to, or shared with, the other successor State, or that a contribution towards that liability should be made by the other successor State, the said property or benefits shall be allocated in such manner between the two States, or the other
Stat shall make to the State subject to the liability such contribution in respect thereof, as the Central Government may, after consultation with the two State Governments, by order, determine.

62.Certain expenditure to be charged on Consolidated Fund.

62. Certain expenditure to be charged on Consolidated Fund.-All sums payable either by the State of Uttar Pradesh or by the State of
Uttaranchal to the other States or by the Central Government to either of those States, by virtue of the provisions of th s Act, shall be charged on the Consolidated Fund of the State by which such sums are payable or, as the case may be, the Consolidated Fund of India.

PART VII

PROVISIONS AS TO CERTAIN CORPORATIONS
63.Provisions for Power Corporation Limited, etc.

63. Provisions for Power Corporation Limited, etc.-(1) The following bodies Corporate constituted for the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, namely:-

(a) the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, the Uttar Pradesh Jal
Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam
Limited;

(b) the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission; and

(c) the State Warehousing Corporation established under the
Warehousing Corporations Act, 1962 (58 of 1962), shall, on and from the appointed day, continue to function in those areas in respect of which they were functioning immediately before that day, subject to the provisions of this section and to such directions as may, from time to time, be issued by the entral Government.

(2) Any directions issued by the Central Government under sub-section
(1) in respect of the Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing
Corporation shall include a direction that the Act under which the
Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corpo ation was constituted shall, in its application to that Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation, have effect subject to such exceptions and modifications as the Central Government thinks fit.

(3) The Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation referred to in sub-section (1) shall cease to function as from, and shall be deemed to be dissolved on such date as the Central Government may, by order, appoint; and upon such dissolution, its assets, rights and liabilities shall be apportioned between the successor States of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal in such manner as may be agreed upon between them within one year of the dissolution of the Power
Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation, as the case may be, or if no agreement is reached, in such manner as the Central
Government may, by order, determine:

Provided that any liabilities of any of the said Power Corporations referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) relating to the unpaid dues of the coal supplied to the Power Corporation by any public sector coal company shall be provisionally apportione between the corresponding Power Corporations constituted respectively in the successor States of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh or after the date appointed for the dissolution of the Power Corporation under this sub-section in such manner as may b agreed upon between the
Governments of the successor States within one month of such dissolution or if no agreement is reached, in such manner as the
Central Government may by order determine subject to reconciliation and finalisation of the liabilities which shall be completed within three months from the date of such dissolution by the mutual agreement between the successor States or failing such agreement by the direction of the Central Government:

Provided further that an interest at the rate of two per cent. higher than the cash credit interest shall be paid on outstanding unpaid dues of the coal supplied to the Electricity Corporation by the public sector coal company till the liquidation of suc dues by the concerned
State Power Corporation constituted in the successor States on or after the date appointed for the dissolution of the Power Corporation under this sub-section.

(4) Nothing in the preceding provisions of this section shall be construed as preventing the Government of the State of Uttar Pradesh or, as the case may be, the Government of the State of Uttaranchal
Power Corporation, an Electricity Regulatory Commission or a State
Warehousing Corporation for the State under the provisions of this Act relating to such Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing
Corporation; and if such a Power Corp from constituting, at any time on or after the appoin ed day, a State ration, Commission or
Warehousing Corporation is so constituted in either of the States before the dissolution of the Power Corporation, Commission or
Warehousing Corporation referred to in sub-section (1),-

(a) provision may be made by order of the Central Government enabling the new Power Corporation, new Commission or the new Warehousing
Corporation to take over from the existing Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation all or any of its u dertakings, assets, rights and liabilities in that State, and

(b) upon the dissolution of the existing Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation,-

(i) any assets, rights and liabilities which would otherwise have passed to that State by or under the provisions of sub-section (3)
shall pass to the new Board, new Commission or the new Warehousing
Corporation instead of to that State;

(ii) any employee who would otherwise have been transferred to or re-employed by that State under sub-section (3), read with clause (i)
of sub-section (5), shall be transferred to or re-employed by the new
Power Corporation, new Commission or the new War housing Corporation instead of to or by that State.

(5) An agreement entered into between the successor States under sub-section (3) and an order made by the Central Government under that sub-section or under clause (a) of sub-section (4) may provide for the transfer or re-employment of any employee of th Power Corporation, Commission or Warehousing Corporation referred to in sub-section (1),-

(i) to or by the successor States, in the case of an agreement under sub-section (2) or an order made under that sub-section;

(ii) to or by the new Power Corporation, new Commission or the new
Warehousing Corporation constituted under sub-section (4), in the case of an order made under clause (a) of that sub-section, and, subject to the provisions of section 68, also for the terms and conditions of service applicable to such employees after such transfer or re-employment.

64.Continuance of arrangements in regard to generation and supply ofelectric power and supply of water.

64. Continuance of arrangements in regard to generation and supply of electric power and supply of water.-If it appears to the Central
Government that the arrangement in regard to the generation of supply or electric power or the supply of water for any rea or in regard to the execution of any project for such generation or supply has been or is likely to be modified to the disadvantage of that area by reason of the fact that it is, by virtue of the provisions of Part II, outside the State in which the ower stations and other installations for the generation and supply of such power, or the catchment area, reservoirs and other works for the supply of water, as the case may be, are located, the Central Government may, after consultation with the
Governm nt of each successor States wherever necessary, give such directions as it deems proper to the State Government or other authority concerned for the maintenance, so far as practicable, of the previous arrangement.

65.Provisions as to Uttar Pradesh State Financial Corporation.

65. Provisions as to Uttar Pradesh State Financial Corporation.-(1)
The Uttar Pradesh State Financial Corporation established under the
State Financial Corporations Act, 1951 (63 of 1951) shall, on and from the appointed day, continue to function in thos areas in respect of which it was functioning immediately before that day, subject to the provisions of this section and to such directions as may, from time to time, be issued by the Central Government.

(2) Any directions issued by the Central Government under sub-section
(1) in respect of the Corporation may include a direction that the said Act, in its application to the Corporation, shall have effect subject to such exceptions and modifications as ma be specified in the direction.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the Board of Directors of the Corporation may, with the previous approval of the Central Government and shall, if so required by the Central Government, convene at any time aft r the appointed day a meeting for the consideration of a scheme for the reconstitution or reorganisation or dissolution, as the case may be, of the Corporation, including proposals regarding the formation of new
Corporations, and the transfer thereto of he assets, rights and liabilities of the existing Corporation, and if such a scheme is approved at the general meeting by a resolution passed by a majority of the shareholders present and voting, the scheme shall be submitted to the Central Government fo its sanction.

(4) If the scheme is sanctioned by the Central Government either without modifications or with modifications which are approved at a general meeting, the Central Government shall certify the scheme, and upon such certification, the scheme shall, notwiths anding anything to the contrary contained in any other law for the time being in force, be binding on the Corporations affected by the scheme as well as the shareholders and creditors thereof.

(5) If the scheme is not so approved or sanctioned, the Central
Government may refer the scheme to such Judge of the High Court of
Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal as may be nominated in this behalf by the Chief Justice thereof, and the decision of the Judg in regard to the scheme shall be final and shall be binding on the Corporations affected by the scheme as well as the shareholders and creditors thereof.

(6) Nothing in the preceding provisions of this section shall be construed as preventing the Government of the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal from constituting, at any time on or after the appointed day, a State Financial Corporation for that St te under the
State Financial Corporations Act, 1951 (63 of 1951).

66.Provisions as to certain companies.

66. Provisions as to certain companies.-(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing provisions of this Part, each of the companies specified in the Ninth Schedule to this Act shall, on and from the appointed day and until otherwise provided f r in any law, or in any agreement among the successor States, or in any direction issued by the Central Government, continue to function in the areas in which it was functioning immediately before that day; and the Central
Government may from time to tim issue such directions in relation to such functioning as it may deem fit, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), or in any other law.

(2) Any directions issued under sub-section (1) in respect of a company referred to in that sub-section, may include directions-

(a) regarding the division of the interests and shares of existing
State of Uttar Pradesh in the Company among the successor States;

(b) requiring the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of the
Company so as to give adequate representation to all the successor
States.

67.General provision as to statutory Corporations.

67. General provision as to statutory Corporations.-(1) Save as otherwise expressly provided by the foregoing provisions of this Part, where any body corporate constituted under a Central Act, State Act or
Provincial Act for the existing State of Uttar P adesh or any part thereof has, by virtue of the provisions of Part II, become an inter-State body corporate, then, the body corporate shall, on and from the appointed day, continue to function and operate in those areas in respect of which it was functio ing and operating immediately before that day, subject to such directions as may from time to time be issued by the Central Government, until other provision is made by law in respect of the said body corporate.

(2) Any directions issued by the Central Government under sub-section
(1) in respect of any such body corporate shall include a direction that any law by which the said body corporate is governed shall, in its application to that body corporate, have eff ct subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the direction.

68.Temporary provisions as to continuance of certain existing roadtransport permits.

68. Temporary provisions as to continuance of certain existing road transport permits.-(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section
89 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), a permit granted by the State Transport Authority of the existing St te of Uttar Pradesh or any Regional Transport Authority in that State shall, if such permit was, immediately before the appointed day, valid and effective in any area in the transferred territory, be deemed to continue to be valid and effective in that a ea after that day subject to the provisions of that Act as for the time being in force in that area;
and it shall not be necessary for any such permit to be countersigned by the State Transport Authority of Uttaranchal or any Regional
Transport Authority therein for the purpose of validating it for use in such area:

Provided that the Central Government may, after consultation with the successor State Government or Governments concerned add to amend or vary the conditions attached to the permit by the Authority by which the permit was granted.

(2) No tolls, entrance fees or other charges of a like nature shall be levied after the appointed day in respect of any transport vehicle for its operations in any of the successor States under any such permit, if such vehicle was, immediately before tha day, exempt from the payment of any such toll, entrance fees or other charges for its operations in the transferred territory:

Provided that the Central Government may, after consultation with the
State Government or Governments concerned, authorise the levy of any such toll, entrance fees or other charges, as the case may be:

Provided further that the provisions of this sub-section shall not be applicable where any such tolls, entrance fees or other charges of a like nature is leviable for the use of any road or bridge which is constructed or developed for commercial purpose y the State
Government, an undertaking of the State Government, a joint undertaking in which the State Government is a shareholder or a private sector.

69.Special provisions relating to retrenchment compansation in certaincases.

69. Special provisions relating to retrenchment compansation in certain cases.-Where on account of the reorganisation of the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh under this Act, any body corporate constituted under a Central Act, State Act or Provincial Act, ny co-operative society registered under any law relating to co-operative societies or any commercial or industrial undertaking of that State is reconstituted or reorganised in any manner whatsoever or is amalgamated with any other body corporate, co-ope ative society or undertaking, or is dissolved, and in consequence of such reconstitution, reorganisation, amalgamation or dissolution, any workman employed by such body corporate or in any such co-operative other body corporate, or in any other co-operative society or undertaking, then, notwithstanding anything contained in section 25F
or section 25FF or section 25FFF of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.(14 of 1947), such transfer or re-e society or undertaking, is transferred to, or r -employed by, any ployment shall not entitle him to any compensation under that section:

Provided that-

(a) the terms and conditions of service applicable to the workman after such transfer or re-employment are not less favourable to the workman than those applicable to him immediately before the transfer or re-employment;

(b) the employer in relation to the body corporate, the co-operative society or the undertaking where the workman transferred or re-employed is, by agreement or otherwise, legally liable to pay to the workman, in the event of his retrenchment, compensati n under section 25F or section 25FF or section 25FFF of the Industrial
Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947) on the basis that his service has been continuous and has not been interrupted by the transfer or re-employment.

70.

Special provision as to income-tax.

70. Special provision as to income-tax.-Where the assets, rights and liabilities of any body corporate carrying on business are, under the provisions of this Part, transferred to any other bodies corporate which after the transfer carry on the same busin ss, the losses or profits or gains sustained by the body corporate first-mentioned which, but for such transfer, would have been allowed to be carried forward and set off in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 961), shall be apportioned amongst the transferee bodies corporate in accordance with the rules to be made by the Central Government in this behalf and, upon such apportionment, the share of loss allotted to each transferee body corporate shall be dealt ith in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI of the said
Act, as if the transferee body corporate had itself sustained such loss in a business carried on by it in the years in which these losses were sustained.

71.Continuance of facilities in certain State institutions.

71. Continuance of facilities in certain State institutions.-(1) The
Government of State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, as the case may be, shall, in respect of the institutions specified in the Tenth
Schedule to this Act, located in that State, contin e to provide facilities to the people of the other State which shall not, in any respect, be less favourable to such people than what were being provided to them before the appointed day, for such period and upon such terms and conditions as may be agree upon between the two State
Governments before the 1st day of December, 2001 or if no agreement is reached by the said date as may be fixed by order of the Central
Government.

(2) The Central Government may, at any time before the 1st day of
December, 2001, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in the Tenth Schedule referred to in sub-section (1) any other institution existing on the appointed day in the States of U tar
Pradesh and Uttaranchal and on the issue of such notification, such
Schedule shall be deemed to be amended by the inclusion of the said institution therein.

PART VIII

PROVISIONS AS TO SERVICES

72.Provisions relating to All-India Services.

72. Provisions relating to All-India Services.-(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;

(b) in relation to the Indian Police Service, has the meaning assigned to it in the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954; and

(c) in relation to the Indian Forest Service, has the meaning assigned to it in the Indian Forest Service (Cadre) Rules, 1966.(2) In place of the cadres of the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service for the existing State of Uttar Pradesh, there shall, on and from the appointed day, be two separate cadres, one for the State of Uttar Prade h and the other for the State of Uttaranchal in respect of each of these services.

(3) The initial strength and composition of the State cadres referred to in sub-section (2) shall be such as the Central Government may, by order, determine before the appointed day.

(4) The members of each of the said services borne on the Uttar
Pradesh cadre thereof immediately before the appointed day shall be allocated to the State cadres of the same service constituted under sub-section (2) in such manner and with effect from su h date or dates as the Central Government may, by order, specify.

(5) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the operation, on or after the appointed day, of the All-India Services Act, 1951 (61.of 1951), or the rules made thereunder.

73.Provisions relating to other services.

73. Provisions relating to other services.-(1) Every person who immediately before the appointed day is serving in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall, on and from that day provisionally continue to serve in connecti n with the affairs of the State of Uttar Pradesh unless he is required, by general or special order of the Central Government to serve provisionally in connection with the affairs of the State of Uttaranchal:

Provided that every direction under this sub-section issued after the expiry of a period of one year from the appointed day shall be issued with the consultation of the Governments of the successor States.

(2) 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 (1) shall be finally allotted for service and the date with effect fr m which such allotment shall take effect or be deemed to have taken effect.

(3) Every person who is finally allotted under the provisions of sub-section (2) to a successor State shall, if he is not already serving therein be made available for serving in the successor State from such date as may be agreed upon between the Govern ents concerned or in default of such agreement, as may be determined by the Central
Government.

74.Other provisions relating to services.

74. Other provisions relating to services.-(1) Nothing in this section or in section 73 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 he 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 in the case of any person deemed to have been allocated to the State of Uttar Pradesh or to the State of Uttaranchal the previous approval of the Central Government. under section 73.shall not be varied to his disad antage except with

(2) All services prior to the appointed day rendered by a person,-

(a) if he is deemed to have been allocated to any State under section
73, shall be deemed to have been rendered in connection with the affairs of that State;

(b) if he is deemed to have been allocated to the Union in connection with the administration of the Uttaranchal, shall be deemed to have been rendered in connection with the affairs of the Union, for the purposes of the rules regulating his conditions of service.

(3) The provisions of section 73, shall not apply in relation to members of any All-India Service.

75.Provisions as to continuance of officers in same post.

75. Provisions as to continuance of officers in same post.-(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 existing State of Uttar Pradesh in any area which on that day falls within any of the successor States shall continue to hold the same post or office in that successor State, and shall be deemed, on and from that day, to have been duly appointed to the post or office by the Government of, or ny other appropriate authority in that successor State:

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

76.Advisory Committees.

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

(a) the discharge of any of its functions under this Part; and

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

77.Power of Central Government to give directions.

77. Power of Central Government to give directions.-The Central
Government may give such directions to the State Government of Uttar
Pradesh and the State Government of Uttaranchal as may appear to it to be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to t e foregoing provisions of this Part and the State Government shall comply with such directions.

78.Provisions as to State Public Service Commission.

78. Provisions as to State Public Service Commission.-(1) The Public
Service Commission for the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall, on and from the appointed day, be the Public Service Commission for the
State of Uttar Pradesh.

(2) The persons holding office immediately before the appointed day as the Chairman or other member of the Public Service Commission for the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall, as from the appointed day, be the Chairman or, as the case may be, the oth r member of the Public
Service Commission for the State of Uttar Pradesh.

(3) Every person who becomes the Chairman or other member of the
Public Service Commission for the State of Uttar Pradesh on the appointed day under sub-section (2), shall-

(a) be entitled to receive from the Government of the State of Uttar
Pradesh conditions of service not less favourable than those to which he was entitled under the provisions applicable to him;

(b) 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.

(4) The report of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission as to the work done by the Commission in respect of any period prior to the appointed day shall be presented under clause (2) of article 323 to the Governors of the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, and the
Governor of the State of Uttar Pradesh shall, on receipt of such report, cause a copy thereof together with a memorandum explaining as far as possible, as respects the cases, if any, where the advice of the Commission was not accepte , the reasons for such non-acceptance to be laid before the Legislature of the State of Uttar Pradesh and it shall not be necessary to cause such report or any such memorandum to be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the State of Uttaranchal.

PART IX

MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

79. Water Resources Development and its Management.-(1)
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act but subject to the provisions of section 80, all rights and liabilities of the existing
State of Uttar Pradesh in respect of water resource projects n relation to-

(i) Ganga and its tributaries traversing the successor States excluding the Upper Yamuna River up to Okhla; and

(ii) Upper Yumuna River and its tributaries up to Okhla, shall, on the appointed day, be the rights and liabilities of the successor States in such proportion as may be fixed, and subject to such adjustments as may be made, by agreement entered into by the said States after consultation with the Central Govern ent, or, if no such agreement is entered into within two years of the appointed day, then, the Central
Government may, by order, determine within one year having regard to the purposes of the project:

Provided that the order so made by the Central Government may be varied by any subsequent agreement entered into by the successor
States after consultation with the Central Government.

(2) An agreement or order referred to in sub-section (1) shall, where an extension or further development of any of the projects referred to in that sub-section after the appointed day is undertaken, be the rights and liabilities of the successor States in relation to such extension or further development.

(3) The rights and liabilities referred to in sub-sections (1) and (2)
shall include-

(a) the right to receive and utilise the water available for distribution as a result of the projects; and

(b) the right to receive and utilise the power generated as a result of the projects, but shall not include the rights and liabilities under any contract entered into before the appointed day by the
Government of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh with any person or authority other than Government.

80.

Constitution and functions of the Ganga Management Board.

80. Constitution and functions of the Ganga Management Board.-(1) The
Central Government shall constitute a Board to be called the Ganga
Management Board (hereinafter referred to as the Board) for referred to in sub-section (1) of section 79 for any or for a combination of the following purposes, namely:- administration, construction, maintenance and operation of projects

(i) irrigation;

(ii) rural and urban water supply;

(iii) hydro power generation;

(iv) navigation;

(v) industries; and

(vi) for any other purpose which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify.

(2) The Board shall consist of-

(a) a whole-time Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government in consultation with the successor States;

(b) two full time members, one from each of the successor States, to be nominated by the respective State Government;

(c) four part-time members, two from each of the successor States, to be nominated by the respective State Government;

(d) two representatives of the Central Government to be nominated by that Government.

(3) The functions of the Board shall include-

(a) the regulation of supply of water from the projects referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 79 to the successor States having regard to-

(i) any agreement entered into or arrangement made covering the
Government of existing State of Uttar Pradesh and any other State or
Union territory, and

(ii) the agreement or the order referred to in sub-section (2) of section 79;

(b) the regulation of supply of power generated at the projects referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 79, to any
Electricity Board or other authority in-charge of the distribution of power having regard to-

(i) any agreement entered into, or arrangement made covering the
Government of the existing State of Uttar Pradesh and any other State or Union territory, and

(ii) the agreement or the order referred to in sub-section (2) of section 79;

(c) the construction of such of the remaining on-going or new works connected with the development of the water resources projects relating to the rivers or their tributaries as the Central Government may specify by notification in the Official Gazette

(d) such other functions as the Central Government may, after consultation with the successor States entrust to it.

81.Staff of the Management Board.

81. Staff of the Management Board.-(1) The Board may employ such staff, as it may consider necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions under this Act. Such staff shall at the first instance, be any other method: appointed on deputation from the successor State ailing which through

Provided that every person who, immediately before the constitution of the said Board, was engaged in the construction, maintenance or operation of the works relating to the projects referred to in clause
(i) of sub-section (1) of section 79 shall contin e to be so employed under the Board in connection with the said works on the same terms and conditions of service as were applicable to him before such constitution until the Central Government, by order, directs otherwise:

Provided further that the said Board may, in consultation with the
Government of the successor State or the Electricity Board concerned and with the prior approval of the Central Government, retain any such person for service under that State Government r Board.

(2) The Government of the successor States shall at all times provide the necessary funds to the Board to meet all expenses (including the salaries and allowances of the staff) required for the discharge of its functions and such amounts shall be apporti ned between the States concerned in such proportion as the Central Government may, having regard to the benefits to each of the said States specify.

(3) The Board shall be under the control of the Central Government and shall comply with such directions, as may, from time to time, be given to it by that Government.

(4) The Board may delegate such of its powers, functions and duties as it may deem fit to the Chairman of the said Board or to any officer subordinate to the Board.

(5) The Central Government may, for the purpose of enabling the Board to function efficiently, issue such directions to the State
Governments concerned, or any other authority, and the State
Governments, or the other authority shall comply with such dire tions.

82.Jurisdiction of the Board.

82. Jurisdiction of the Board.-(1) The Board shall, ordinarily exercise jurisdiction in regard to any of the projects referred to in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 79 over headworks (barrages, dams, reservoirs, regulating structures), part of c nal network and transmission lines necessary to deliver water or power to the States concerned.

(2) If any question arises as to whether the Board has jurisdiction under sub-section (1) over any project referred thereto, the same shall be referred to the Central Government for decision thereon.

83.Power of Board to make regulations.

83. Power of Board to make regulations.-The Board may make regulations consistent with the Act and the rules made thereunder, to provide for-

(a) regulating the time and place of meetings of the Board and the procedure to be followed for the transaction of business at such meetings;

(b) delegation of powers and duties of the Chairman or any officer of the Board;

(c) the appointment and regulation of the conditions of service of the officers and other staff of the Board;

(d) any other matter for which regulations are considered necessary by the Board.

84.Allocation of the water resources of the River Yamuna.

84. Allocation of the water resources of the River Yamuna.-(1) The utilisable water resources of the Yamuna River up to Okhla, as allocated, before the appointed day, to the existing State of Uttar
Pradesh under the Memorandum of Undertakings, dated the 2th May, 1994.shall be further allocated between the successor States by mutual agreement within a period of two years, failing which, the Central
Government shall, by order, determine the allocation of such water resource between the successor States wi hin a further period of one year.

(2) The State of Uttaranchal shall, on the appointed day, be inducted as a member of the Upper Yamuna Board constituted for the implementation of the Memorandum of Undertaking referred to in sub-section (1).

PART X

LEGAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

85.Amendment of section 15 of Act 37 of 1956.85. Amendment of section 15 of Act 37 of 1956.-On and from the appointed day, in section 15 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.(U.P. Act 1 of 1961), in clause (b), for the words “Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh”, the words “Uttar Pradesh, Uttarancha and Madhya
Pradesh” shall be substituted.

86.Territorial extent of laws.

86. Territorial extent of laws.-The provisions of Part II shall not be deemed to have affected any change in the territories to which the
Uttar Pradesh Imposition of Ceiling of Land Holding Act, 1961 and any other law in force immediately before the appo nted day, extends or applies, and territorial references in any such law to the State of
Uttar Pradesh shall, until otherwise provided by a competent
Legislature or other competent authority be construed as meaning the territories within the existing Sta e of Uttar Pradesh before the appointed day.

87.Power to adopt laws.

87. Power to adapt laws.-For the purpose of facilitating the application in relation to the State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal of any law made before the appointed day, the appropriate Government may, before the expiration of two years from that day, y 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, repea ed 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, the Central Government, and as respects any other law in its application to a State, the State Government.

88.Power to construe laws.

88. Power to construe laws.-Notwithstanding that no provision or insufficient provision has been made under section 87 for the adaptation of a law made before the appointed day, any court, tribunal or authority, required or empowered to enforce such law ay, for the purpose of facilitating its application in relation to the State of
Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal, construe the law in such manner, without affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper in regard to the matter before the court, tribu al or authority.

89.Power to name authorities, etc., for exercising statutory functions.

89. Power to name authorities, etc., for exercising statutory functions.-The Government of the State of Uttaranchal, as respects the transferred territory may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the authority, officer or person who, on or a ter 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.

90.

Legal proceedings.

90. Legal proceedings.-Where, immediately before the appointed day, the existing State of Uttar Pradesh is a party to any legal proceedings with respect to any property, rights or liabilities subject to apportionment between the States of Uttar Pradesh a d
Uttaranchal under this Act, the State of Uttar Pradesh or Uttaranchal 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 Stat of Uttar Pradesh or added as a party to those proceedings, and the proceedings may continue accordingly.

91.Transfer of pending proceedings.

91. Transfer of pending proceedings.-(1) Every proceeding pending immediately before the appointed day before a court (other than High
Court), tribunal, authority or officer in any area which on that day falls within the State of Uttar Pradesh shall, if t is a proceeding relating exclusively to the territory, which as from that day are the territories of Uttaranchal State, stand transferred to the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer of that State.

(2) If any question arises as to whether any proceeding should stand transferred under sub-section (1) it shall be referred to the High
Court at Allahabad 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 the
State of Uttaranchal means-

(i) the court, tribunal, authority or officer in which, or before whom, the proceeding would have laid if it had been instituted after the appointed day; or

(ii) in case of doubt, such court, tribunal, authority, or officer in that State, 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 Uttar Pradesh to be the corresponding court, tribunal, authority or officer.

92.Right of pleaders to practise in certain cases.

92. Right of pleaders to practise in certain cases.-Any person who, immediately before the appointed day, is enrolled as a pleader entitled to practise in any subordinate courts in the existing State of Uttar Pradesh shall, for a period of one year from hat day, continue to be entitled to practise 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 Uttaranchal.

93.Effect of provisions of the Act inconsistent with other laws.

93. Effect of provisions of the Act inconsistent with other laws.-The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law.

94.Power to remove difficulties.

94. Power to remove difficulties.-(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 purpos of removing the difficulty:

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

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

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One thought on “THE UTTAR PRADESH REORGANISATION ACT, 2000

  1. Arun

    In reorgnisation of state the main problem occured for the person who belongs to Schedule Tribe. The State Govt. forcly send Sheduled Tribe to other State where they have no existanece. As for example Bhotia, Jaunsari are the domisile of Uttrakhand but the State Govet. of Uttrakhad is not intrested to take them in their domisile State. Govt. of Uttrakhand. State of UP allredy issue GO that person belonging to Uttrakhant will not be enjoy the befit of resrvation and even hon. SC also given disision previouly on it. No body think about ST. Not even scheduke tribe commision. The commison is now only for desiding other matters. Not for reorgnisation of State. What will happen the person who are now in UP. The population of ST is allredy in danger. They will become general in UP state and they will not get any benifit in education and govt. job. They will be in same position as they were before 1967.
    The reorgnisation department(SR) Delhi also not taken any intrest for Scheduled Tribe. SR deptt. aslo not taken any sugestion from Scheduled tribe commission as per the act.
    I sugest in future reorgnistion of State think about ST where they will go in their domisile state or to other as we are facing these problem

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