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|August 28, 2000||
President gives assent to new states
The process of formation of new states gathered momentum on Monday with President K R Narayanan giving assent to the three statehood bills passed by Parliament for the creation of Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal and Jharkhand.
The three Acts would come into force from the date of Gazette notification by the Centre in consultation with these states, an official release said.
The Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2000 seeks to carve out separate state of Chhattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh, while the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2000 seeks to form Uttaranchal out of Uttar Pradesh, it said.
The Bihar Reorganisation Act 2000 seeks to reconstitute Bihar to carve out the separate state of Jharkhand out of it, the release said.
The Acts provide for the territories of the new states, makes necessary supplemented and incidental provisions relating to representation in Parliament and in the state legislatures, distribution of revenues, appointment of assets and liabilities, management and development of water resources, it said.
Under the Acts, there would be separate high courts for the new states, it said, adding that the existing bench of the Patna high court at Ranchi would be converted and enlarged into a new high court called the Jharkhand high court.
The setting up of the new states would meet the democratic aspirations of the people of the three regions.
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