THE ACQUIRED TERRITORIES (MERGER) ACT, 1960
NO. 64 OF. 1960
[28th December, 1960]
An Act to provide for the merger into the States of Assam, Punjab and West Bengal of certain territories acquired in pursuance of the agreements entered into between the Governments of India and Pakistan and for matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh Year of the Republic of India as follows: –
1. Short title.
This Act may be called the Acquired Territories (Merger) Act, 1960.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “acquired territories” mean so much of the territories comprised in the Indo-Pakistan agreements and referred to in the First Schedule as are demarcated for the purpose of being acquired by India in pursuance of the said agreements;
(b) “appointed day” means such date’ as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint for the merger of the acquired territories under section 3, after causing the territories to be so acquired demarcated for the purpose, and different dates may be appointed for the merger of such territories into different States;
(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) “Indo-Pakistan agreements” mean the Agreements dated the 10th day of September, 1958, the 23rd day of October,
117-1-1951, for Pt. II, First Sch. vide G.S. R. 74, dated 14-1- 61 See Gazette of India, Ex. Pt. II Sec. 3(i), P. 15.