Section 1 in The Pondicherry (Alteration of Name) Act, 2006

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Pondicherry (Alteration of Name) Act, 2006. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1. 1st October, 2006, vide notification No. S.O. 1627(E), dated, 28th September, 2006, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,— (a) "appointed day" means the date appointed under sub-section (2) of section 1 for the coming into force of this Act; (b) "appropriate Government" means the Central Government, and as respects a law relating to a matter enumerated in the State List or the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution in so far as any such matter is applicable in relation to the Union territory of Puducherry, also the administrator of the Union territory of Puducherry; (c) "law" includes any enactment, Ordinance, regulation, order, bye-law, rule, scheme, notification or other instrument having the force of law in the whole or any part of the Union territory of Pondicherry.

Title: Alteration of name of the Union territory of Pondicherry

Description: As from the appointed day, the Union territory of Pondicherry shall be known as the Union territory of Puducherry.

Title: Amendment of Part VIII of the Constitution

Description: In Part VIII of the Constitution, for the word “Pondicherry”, wherever it occurs, the word “Puducherry” shall be substituted.

Title: Amendment of First Schedule to the Constitution

Description: In the First Schedule to the Constitution, under the heading “II. THE UNION TERRITORIES”, in entry 6, under the column “Name”, for the word “Pondicherry”, the word “Puducherry” shall be substituted.