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(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 1st March, 2014/Phalguna 10, 1935 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 1st March, 2014, and is hereby published for general information:—

NO. 6 OF 2014

[1st March, 2014.]

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

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—


Part I: Preliminary

Part II: Reorganisation of the State of Andhra Pradesh

  • Section 3: Formation of Telangana State
  • Section 4: State of Andhra Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.
  • Section 5: Hyderabad to be common capital for States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
  • Section 6: Expert Committee for setting up of a capital for Andhra Pradesh
  • Section 7: Governor of existing State of Andhra Pradesh to be common Governor
  • Section 8: Responsibility of Governor to protect residents of common capital of Hyderabad
  • Section 9: Assistance of police forces from Central Government to successor States, etc.
  • Section 10: Amendment of First Schedule to Constitution.
  • Section 11: Saving powers of State Governments.

Part III: Representation in the Legislature

The Council of States

  • Section 12: Amendment of Fourth Schedule to Constitution.
  • Section 13: Allocation of sitting members.

The House of the People

  • Section 14: Representation in House of the People.
  • Section 15: Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies.
  • Section 16: Provision as to sitting members.

The Legislative Assembly

  • Section 17: Provisions as to Legislative Assemblies.
  • Section 18: Representation of Anglo-Indian community.
  • Section 19: Allocation of sitting members.
  • Section 20: Duration of Legislative Assemblies.
  • Section 21: Speaker, Deputy Speaker and rules of procedure.

The Legislative Councils

  • Section 22: Legislative Council for successor States.
  • Section 23: Provisions as to Legislative Councils.
  • Section 24: Amendment of Delimitation of Council Constituencies Order.
  • Section 25: Chairman, Deputy Chairman and rules of procedure.

Delimitation of constituencies

  • Section 26: Delimitation of constituencies.
  • Section 27: Power of Election Commission to maintain Delimitation Orders up-todate.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Part IV: High Court

  • Section 30: High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad to be common High Court till establishment of High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Section 31: High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Section 32: Judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 33: Jurisdiction of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 34: Special provision relating to Bar Council and advocates.
  • Section 35: Practice and procedure in Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 36: Custody of seal of Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 37: Form of writs and other processes.
  • Section 38: Powers of Judges.
  • Section 39: Procedure as to appeals to Supreme Court.
  • Section 40: Transfer of proceedings from Hyderabad High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 41: Right to appear or to act in proceedings transferred to Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  • Section 42: Interpretation.
  • Section 43: Savings.

Part V: Authorisations of Expenditure and Distribution of Revenues

  • Section 44: Authorisation of expenditure of Telangana State.
  • Section 45: Reports relating to accounts of Andhra Pradesh State.
  • Section 46: Distribution of revenue.

Part VI: Appropriation of Assets and Liabilities

  • Section 47: Application of Part.
  • Section 48: Land and goods.
  • Section 49: Treasury and bank balances.
  • Section 50: Arrears of taxes.
  • Section 51: Right to recover loans and advances.
  • Section 52: Investments and credits in certain funds.
  • Section 53: Assets and liabilities of State undertakings.
  • Section 54: Public Debt.
  • Section 55: Floating Debt.
  • Section 56: Refund of taxes collected in excess.
  • Section 57: Deposits, etc.
  • Section 58: Provident Fund.
  • Section 59: Pensions.
  • Section 60: Contracts.
  • Section 61: Liability in respect of actionable wrong.
  • Section 62: Liability as guarantor.
  • Section 63: Items in suspense.
  • Section 64: Residuary provision.
  • Section 65: Apportionment of assets or liabilities by agreement.
  • Section 66: Power of Central Government to order allocation or adjustment in certain cases.
  • Section 67: Certain expenditure to be charged on Consolidated Fund.

Part VII: Provisions as to certain corporations

  • Section 68: Provisions for various companies and corporations.
  • Section 69: Continuance of arrangements in regard to generation and supply of electric power and supply of water.
  • Section 70: Provisions as to Andhra Pradesh State Financial Corporation.
  • Section 71: Certain provisions for companies.
  • Section 72: Temporary provisions as to continuance of certain existing road transport permits.
  • Section 73: Special provisions relating to, retrenchment compensation in certain cases.
  • Section 74: Special provision as to income-tax.
  • Section 75: Continuance of facilities in certain State institutions.

Part VIII: Provisions as to Services

  • Section 76: Provisions relating to All-India Services.
  • Section 77: Provisions relating to other services.
  • Section 78: Other provisions relating to services.
  • Section 79: Provisions as to continuance of officers in same post.
  • Section 80: Advisory committees.
  • Section 81: Power of Central Government to give directions.
  • Section 82: Provision for employees of Public Sector Undertakings, etc.
  • Section 83: Provisions as to State Public Service Commission.

Part IX: Management and Development of Water Resources

  • Section 84: Apex Council for Godavari and Krishna river water resources and their Management Boards.
  • Section 85: Constitution and functions of River Management Board.
  • Section 86: Staff of the Management Board.
  • Section 87: Jurisdiction of Board.
  • Section 88: Power of Board to make regulations.
  • Section 89: Allocation of water resources.
  • Section 90: Polavaram Irrigation Project to be a national project.
  • Section 91: Arrangements on Tungabhadra Board.

Part X: Infrastructure and Special Economic Measures

  • Section 92: Successor States to follow principles, guidelines, etc., issued by Central Government.
  • Section 93: Measures for progress and development of successor States.
  • Section 94: Fiscal measures including tax incentives.

Part XI: Access to Higher Education

  • Section 95: Equal opportunities for quality higher education to all students.
  • Section 96: Amendment of article 168 of the Constitution.
  • Section 97: Amendment of article 371D of the Constitution.
  • Section 98: Amendment of section 15A of Act 43 of 1951.
  • Section 99: Amendment of section 15 of Act 37 of 1956.
  • Section 100: Territorial extent of laws.
  • Section 101: Power to adapt laws.
  • Section 102: Power to construe laws.
  • Section 103: Power to name authorities, etc., for exercising statutory functions.
  • Section 104: Legal proceedings.
  • Section 105: Transfer of pending proceedings.
  • Section 106: Right of pleaders to practise in certain cases.
  • Section 107: Effect of provisions of the Act inconsistent with other laws.
  • Section 108: Power to remove difficulties.


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