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Section 24 – The States Reorganisation Act,1956

The States Reorganisation Act,1956

Section 24. Allocation of sitting members in the Council of States

(1) The Twelve sitting members representing the State of Andhra and such six of the eleven sitting members representing the State of Hyderabad as the Chairman shall by order specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the eighteen seats allotted to the State of Andhra Pradesh.

(2) Such five of the six sitting members representing the State of Travancore-Cochin and such three of the eighteen sitting members representing the State of Madras as the Chairman shall by order specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill eight of the nine seats allotted to the State of Kerala.

(3) The eleven sitting members representing the States of Bhopal, Madhya Bharat and Vindhya Pradesh and such five of the twelve sitting members representing the State of Madhya Pradesh as the Chairman shall by order specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the sixteen seats allotted to the new State of Madhya Pradesh.

(4) Such one of the six sitting members representing the State of Travancore-Cochin as the Chairman shall by order specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill one of the seats allotted to the State of Madras.

(5) The six sitting members representing the State of Mysore, and such four of the seventeen sitting members representing the State of Bombay, and such two of the eleven sitting members specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the twelve seats allotted to the new State of Mysore.

(6) The eleven sitting members representing the existing States of Punjab and Patiala and East Punjab States Union shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the eleven seats allotted to the new State of Punjab.

(7) The nine sitting members representing the State of Rajasthan and the sitting member representing the States of Ajmer and Coorg shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the ten seats allotted to the new State of Rajasthan:

Provided that if the number of sitting members representing the State of Rajasthan is less than nine, such one of the sitting members representing the existing State of Bombay as the Chairman shall by order specify shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill one of the seats allotted to the new State of Rajasthan.

(8) The Five sitting members representing the States of Saurashtra and Kutch and the sitting members representing the existing States of Bombay, Hyderabad and Madhya Pradesh who have not been allotted under sub-sections (1), (3), (5) and (7) to Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Mysore or Rajasthan shall, as from the appointed day, be deemed to have been duly elected to fill the twenty-seven seats allotted to the new State of Bombay.

(9) In this section, “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Council of States.

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