Section 22 in The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
Title: Legislative Council for successor States.
(1) There shall be constituted a Legislative Council for each of the successor States consisting of not more than 1[58 members in the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh] and 40 members in the Legislative Council of Telangana in accordance with the provisions contained in article 169 of the Constitution.
(2) The existing Legislative Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh shall, on and from the appointed day, be deemed to have been constituted as two Legislative Councils of the successor States and the existing members shall be allotted to the Councils as specified in the Fourth Schedule.
1. Subs. by Act 12 of 2015, s. 2, for "50 members in the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh" (w.e.f. 29-4-2015).
Title: Provisions as to Legislative Councils.
(1) On and from the appointed day, there shall be 1[58 seats in the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh] and 40 seats in the Legislative Council of Telangana, respectively.
(2) In the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950),--
(i) in the Third Schedule,--
2[(a) for the existing entry 1, the following entry shall be substituted, namely:--
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Andhra Pradesh 58 20 5 5 20 8;']
(b) after entry 7, the following entry shall be inserted, namely:--
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
"7A. Telangana 40 14 3 3 14 6";
(ii) in the Fourth Schedule, after the heading "Tamil Nadu" and the entries relating thereunder, the following heading and the entries shall be inserted, namely:--
1. Municipal Corporations.
3. Nagar Panchayats.
4. Cantonment Boards.
5. Zila Praja Parishads.
6. Mandal Praja Parishads.".
1. Subs. by s.3, ibid., for "50 seats in the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh" (w.e.f. 29-4-2015).
2. Subs. by s.3, ibid., for entry 1 (w.e.f. 29-4-2015)
Title: Amendment of Delimitation of Council Constituencies Order.
(1) On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of Council Constituencies (Andhra Pradesh) Order, 2006 shall stand amended as directed in Part I of the Third Schedule.
(2) On and from the appointed day, the Delimitation of Council Constituencies (Telangana) Order, 2014, as specified in Part II of the Third Schedule shall apply to the successor State of Telangana.
(3) The Central Government may, in consultation with the successor States of Andhra Pradesh, or as the case may be, Telangana, by notification in the Official Gazette amend the Third Schedule.
Title: Chairman, Deputy Chairman and rules of procedure.
(1) The person who immediately before the appointed day is the Chairman of the Legislative Council of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall continue to be the Chairman of that Council on and from that day and the members of that Council shall choose from amongst the members of the Council, a member to be the Deputy Chairman of that Council.
(2) As soon as may be after the appointed day, the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh shall become the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of the successor State of Telangana and until the Chairman is chosen by that Council, the duties of the office of Chairman shall be performed by the Deputy Chairman so appointed.
(3) The rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh as in force immediately before the appointed day shall, until rules are made under clause (1) of article 208, be the rules of procedure and conduct of business of the Legislative Council of Telangana, subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be made therein by the Chairman thereof.
Title: Delimitation of constituencies.
(1) Subject to the provisions contained in article 170 of the Constitution and without prejudice to section 15 of this Act, the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of the successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shall be increased from 175 and 119 to 225 and 153, respectively, and delimitation of the constituencies may be determined by the Election Commission in the manner hereinafter provided—
(a) the number of seats to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, respectively, having regard to the relevant provisions of the Constitution;
(b) the assembly constituencies into which each State referred to in clause (a) shall be divided, the extent of each of such constituencies and in which of them seats shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes or for the Scheduled Tribes; and
(c) the adjustments in the boundaries and description of the extent of the parliamentary constituencies in each State referred to in clause (a) that may be necessary or expedient.
(2) In determining the matters referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1), the Election Commission shall have regard to the following provisions, namely: ––
(a) all the constituencies shall be single-member constituencies;
(b) all constituencies shall, as far as practicable, be geographically compact areas, and in delimiting them, regard shall be had to physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and conveniences to the public; and
(c) constituencies in which seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall, as far as practicable, be located in areas where the proportion of their population to the total population is the largest.
(3) The Election Commission shall, for the purpose of assisting it in the performance of its functions under sub-section (1), associate with itself as associate members, five persons as the Central Government may by order specify, being persons who are the members of the Legislative Assembly of the State or of the House of the People representing the State:
Provided that none of the associate members shall have a right to vote or to sign any decision of the Election Commission.
(4) If, owing to death or resignation, the office of an associate member falls vacant, it shall be filled as far as practicable, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (3).
(5) The Election Commission shall––
(a) publish its proposals for the delimitation of constituencies together with the dissenting proposals, if any, of any associate member who desires publication thereof in the Official Gazette and in such other manner as the Commission may consider fit, together with a notice inviting objections and suggestions in relation to the proposals and specifying a date on or after which the proposals will be further considered by it;
(b) consider all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified; and
(c) after considering all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified, determine by one or more orders the delimitation of constituencies and cause such order or orders to be published in the Official Gazette,
and upon such publication, the order or orders shall have the full force of law and shall not be called in question in any court.
(6) As soon as may be after such publication, every such order relating to assembly constituencies shall be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the concerned State.