Section 10A in The Delimitation Act, 2002
Title: Deferment of delimitation in certain cases
1[(10A).Deferment of delimitation in certain cases--Notwithstanding anything contained in sections 4, 8 and 9, if the President is satisfied that a situation has arisen whereby the unity and integrity of India is threatened or there is a serious threat to the peace and public order, he may, by order, defer the delimitation exercise in a State.
(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament.
1. Ins. by s. 3, ibid.(w.e.f. 14-1-2008).
Title: Delimitation Commission's order with respect to the State of Jharkhand not to have any legal effect.
Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2) of section 10, the final orders relating to readjustment of number of seats and delimitation of constituencies in respect of the State of Jharkhand published under the said section vide Order O.N. 63(E), dated 30th April, 2007 and O.N. 110(E), dated 17th August, 2007 shall have no legal effect and the delimitation of the constituencies as it stood before the publication of the said Orders shall continue to be in force until the year 2026 in relation to every election to the House of the People or to the Legislative Assembly, as the case may be, held after the commencement of the Delimitation (Amendment) Act, 2008 (9 of 2008).
Title: Power to maintain delimitation orders up-to-date
(1) The Election Commission may, from time to time, by notification in the Gazette of India and in the Official Gazette of the State concerned,--
(a) correct any printing mistake in any of the orders made by the Commission under section 9 or any error arising therein from an inadvertent slip or omission; and
(b) where the boundaries or name of any district or any territorial division mentioned in any of the said orders are or is altered, make such amendments as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for bringing the orders up-to-date, so, however, that the boundaries or areas or extent of any constituency shall not be changed by any such notification.
1[Provided that the Election Commission may make such amendments, as appear to it to be necessary or expedient, for bringing the said orders up-to-date by including therein and excluding therefrom the relevant areas, consequent upon the exchange of one hundred and eleven enclaves of India and fifty-one enclaves of Bangladesh with effect from 31st July, 2015, in pursuance of the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015].
(2) Every notification under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is issued, before the House of the People and the Legislative Assembly of the State concerned.
1. The proviso ins. by Act 10 of 2016, s. 3 (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).
The Delimitation Act, 1972 (76 of 1972), is hereby repealed.
Title: Short title, extent, application and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002.
(2) It extends to the whole of India including the limit of the territorial waters, the continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone or any other maritime zone of India within the meaning of section 2 of the Territorial Waters, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and other Maritime Zones Act, 1976 (80 of 1976).
(3) Save as otherwise provided, it shall apply—
(a) to any offence under section 3 committed outside India by any person;
(b) to a ship, if that ship is navigating or scheduled to navigate into, through or from waters beyond the outer limits of the territorial waters of India, or the lateral limits of its territorial waters with adjacent States;
(c) when the offence is committed on board a ship in the territorial waters of India or against a fixed platform located on the Continental Shelf of India.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (3), this Act shall apply only to offences committed by an offender or alleged offender,--
(a) when such an offender is found in the territory of a Convention State;
(b) when such an offender is found in the territory of a Protocol State in whose internal water or territorial waters or continental shelf the fixed platform is located; or
(c) when such an offender is found in the territory of a State other than the State referred to in clause (a) or clause (b).
(5) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
1 1st February, 2003, vide notification No. S.O. 115(E), dated 30th, January, 2003, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).