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Section 37 – The States Reorganisation Act,1956

The States Reorganisation Act,1956

Section 37. Punjab Legislative Council

(1) As from the appointed day there shall be a Legislative Council for the new State of Punjab.

(2) Until the said Council has been reconstituted in accordance with the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4) of this section and of any other law for the time being in force and has been summoned to meet for the first time, the said Council shall consist of-

(a) All the sitting members of the Legislative Council of the existing State of Punjab; and

(b) Six persons to be elected in such manner as may be prescribed by the members of the Legislative Assembly of the existing State of Patiala and East Punjab States Union from amongst persons who are not members of that Assembly.

(3) After such reconstitution as aforesaid, there shall be 40 seats in the said Council of which-

(a) The numbers to be filled by persons elected by the electorates referred to in sub-clauses (a), (b) and (c) of clause (3) of article 171 shall be 13, 3 and 3 respectively;

(b) The number to be filled by persons elected by the members of the Legislative

Assembly in accordance with the provisions of sub-clause (d) of the said clause shall be 13; and

(c) The number to be filled by persons nominated by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of sub-clause (c) of that clause shall be 8.

(4) The provisions of sub-sections (4) and (5) ofsection34 shall apply in relation to the said Council as they apply in relation to the Legislative Council for the new State of Bombay.

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