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Article 3 of the Constitution of India

Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States

Jan 25, 2023

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Article 3 - Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States

 

1. Parliament has the power to form new states, increase or decrease the area of existing states, alter the boundaries or names of existing states

 

2. A bill for this purpose can only be introduced in Parliament with the recommendation of the President

 

3. If the proposal affects the area, boundaries, or name of any state, the bill must be referred to the legislature of that state for their views before it can be introduced in Parliament

 

4. The power to form new states includes the power to form new union territories by uniting parts of existing states or union territories

 

5. The term "state" in this article includes union territories, but the proviso does not.

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