Section 2 in The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union territories) Act 2019

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, --- (a) “appointed day2” means the day on which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; (b) “existing Union territories” means the Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu as existing immediately before the appointed day; (c) “law” includes any enactment, Ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having a force of law in the whole or in any part of the existing Union territories immediately before the appointed day. 1. 26th January, 2020,vide notification No. S.O. 4543(E), dated 19th December, 2019, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Formation of Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Description: On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new Union territory to be known as the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu comprising the territory of the existing Union territories, namely:-- Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and thereupon the said territories shall have ceased to form part of the existing Union territories.

Title: Amendment of article 240 of Constitution

Description: In article 240 of the Constitution, in clause (1),-- (i) for entry (c), the following entry shall be substituted, namely:-- “(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu;”; (ii) entry (d) shall be omitted.

Title: Amendment of First Schedule to Constitution

Description: On and from the appointed day, in the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading “II. THE UNION TERRITORIES”, for entries 4 and 5 and the corresponding entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-- Name Extent “4. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu The territory which immediately before the eleventh day of August, 1961 was comprised in Free Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the territories specified in section 4 of the Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act, 1987 (18 of 1987)."

Title: Allocation of seats in House of People

Description: On and from the appointed day, there shall be allocated two seats to the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in the House of the People and the First Schedule to the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950) shall be deemed to be amended accordingly.