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Section 240 – Constitution of India

Constitution of India

 

 

240. Power of President to make regulations for certain Union territories.

 

1[240. Power of President to make regulations for certain Union territories.

 

(1) The President may make regulations for the peace, progress and good government of the Union territory of-

 

(a) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands;

 

2[(b) Lakshadweep;]

 

3[(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli;]

 

4[(d) Daman and Diu;]

 

5[(e)6 Pondicherry:]

 

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9[Provided that when any body is created under article 239A to function as a Legislature for the 10[Union territory of 11[Pondicherry]], the President shall not make any regulation for the peace, progress and good government of that Union territory with effect from the date appointed for the first meeting of the Legislature:]

 

12[Provided further that whenever the body functioning as a Legislature for the Union territory of 11[Pondicherry] is dissolved, or the functioning of that body as such Legislature remains suspended on account of any action taken under any such law as is referred to in clause (1) of article 239A, the President may, during the period of such dissolution or suspension, make regulations for the peace, progress and good government of that Union territory.]

 

(2) Any regulation so made may repeal or amend any Act made by Parliament or 13[any other law] which is for the time being applicable to the Union territory and, when promulgated by the President, shall have the same force and effect as an Act of Parliament which applies to that territory.]

 

1. Subs. by the Laccadive, Minicoy and Aminidivi Islands Alteration of Name) Act, 1973 (34 of 1973), s. 4, for entry (b) (w.e.f. 1-11-1973).


2. Ins. by the Constitution (Tenth Amendment) Act, 1961, s. 3.


3. Subs. by the Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act, 1987 (18 of 1987), s. 63, for entry (d) (w.e.f. 30-5-1987). Entry (d) was ins. by the Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 1962, s. 3.


4. Ins. by the Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962, ss. 5 and 7 (w.e.f. 16-8-1962).


5. The entry (f) relating to Mizoram omitted by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986 (34 of 1986), s. 39 (w.e.f. 20-2-1987).


6. The entry (g) relating to Arunachal Pradesh omitted by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986 (69 of 1986), s. 42 (w.e.f. 20-2-1987).


7. Ins. by the Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 1962, s. 5.


8. Subs. by the Constitution (Twenty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1971, s. 4, for “Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu or Pondicherry” (w.e.f. 15-2-1972).


9. Subs. by the Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act, 1987 (18 of 1987), s. 63, for “Goa, Daman and Diu or Pondicherry” (w.e.f. 30-5-1987).


10. Ins. by the Constitution (Twenty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1971, s. 4 (w.e.f. 15-2-1972).


11. Subs. by the Constitution (Twenty-seventh Amendment) Act, 1971, s. 4 (w.e.f. 15-2-1972).


12. Subs. by the Constitution (Twenty Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, sec. 17, for art. 240.


13. Subs. by the Constitution (Twenty-seventh Amendment) Act, 19
71, sec. 4, for “any existing law” (w.e.f. 15-2-1972).

 

 

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