THE ASSAM (ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES) ACT, 1951

NO.XLVII OF 1951

 

An Act to alter the boundaries of the State of Assam consequent on the cession of a strip of territory comprised in that State to the Government of Bhutan.

 

                                        [1st September, 1951]

Contents

1.Short title

2.Alteration of the boundaries of Assam

3.Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution

THE SCHEDULE

 

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:--

 

    

1.Short title

.--This  Act  may  be  called   the   Assam (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1951.

 

    

2.Alteration of the boundaries of Assam

.--On and from  the commencement  of  this Act, the territory of the  State  of  Assam shall cease to comprise the strip of territory specified in  the Schedule,  which shall be coded to the Government of Bhutan,  and the boundaries of the state of Assam shall be deemed to have been altered accordingly.

 

    

3.Amendment of the First Schedule to the Constitution

.---In the  first  paragraph  of Part A of the  First  Schedule  to  the Constitution,  under the heading "TERRITORIES OF  STATES",  after the  words  "Assam Tribal Areas", the following  words  shall  be inserted namely:--

 

       "But  shall not include the territories specified  in  the Schedule to the Assam (Alteration of Boundaries) Act, 1951.

 

THE SCHEDULE

(See section 2)

 

     The  strip of territory measuring 32.81 square  miles  lying to the  south of Bhutan within 26o 45' and 27o North Latitude  and 91o  and 15' and 91o 45' East Longitude, demarcated on the  west, north  and  east by boundary pillars Nos.90, 91, 92, 93  and  94 erected  in  1930-31,  and  on  the  south  by  boundary   pillar Nos.90,91,92,93 and 94 erected in 1950.