Section 2 in The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) "appointed day" means the day1 which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint;
(b) "article" means an article of the Constitution;
(c) "assembly constituency", "council constituency" and "parliamentary constituency" have the same meanings as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950);
(d) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;
(e) "existing State of Andhra Pradesh" means the State of Andhra Pradesh as existing immediately before the appointed day;
(f) "law" includes any enactment, ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having, immediately before the appointed day, the force of law in the whole or in any part of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh;
(g) "notified order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;
(h) "population ratio", in relation to the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, means the ratio of 58.32 : 41.68 as per 2011 Census;
(i) "sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;
(j) "successor State", in relation to the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, means the State of Andhra Pradesh or the State of Telangana, as the case may be;
(k) "transferred territory" means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Andhra Pradesh to the State of Telangana;
(l) "treasury" includes a sub-treasury; and
(m) any reference to a district, mandal, tehsil, taluk or other territorial division of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day
1. 2nd June, 2014, vide notification No. S.O. 655(E), dated 4th March, 2014, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).
Title: Formation of Telangana State.
On and from the appointed day, there shall be formed a new State to be known as the State of Telangana comprising the following territories of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, namely:—
Adilabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Warangal, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, 1[Khammam (but excluding the Mandals of Kukunoor, Velairpadu and Bhurgampadu but not including its revenue villages of Pinapaka, Morampalli Banzar, Bhurgampad, Nagineniprolu, Krishnasagar, Tekula, Sarapaka, Iravendi, Mothepattinagar, Uppusaka, Sompalli and Nakripeta under the Palvancha Revenue Division, and the Mandals of Chintoor, Kunavaram, Vararamachandrapuram and Bhadrachalam but not including the revenue village of Bhadrachalam under the Bhadrachalam Revenue Division)] and Hyderabad districts,
and thereupon the said territories shall cease to form part of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh.
1. Subs. by Act 19 of 2014, s. 2, for certain words (w.e.f. 29-5-2014)
Title: State of Andhra Pradesh and territorial divisions thereof.
On and from the appointed day, the State of Andhra Pradesh shall comprise the territories of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh other than those specified in section 3.
Title: Hyderabad to be common capital for States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
(1) On and from the appointed day, Hyderabad in the existing State of Andhra Pradesh, shall be the common capital of the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh for such period not exceeding ten years.
(2) After expiry of the period referred to in sub-section (1), Hyderabad shall be the capital of the State of Telangana and there shall be a new capital for the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Explanation.—In this Part, the common capital includes the existing area notified as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation under the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 (Hyderabad Act No. 2 of 1956).
Title: Expert Committee for setting up of a capital for Andhra Pradesh.
The Central Government shall constitute an expert committee to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for the successor State of Andhra Pradesh and make appropriate recommendations in a period not exceeding six months from the date of enactment of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.