Indian Constitution

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What is the territory of India comprised of?

Territories of the States, Union territories, and acquired territories

How can new States be admitted or established into the Union?

By law passed by the Parliament

What did the Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975 do regarding Sikkim?

Omitted Sikkim to be associated with the Union

How can a new State be formed or an existing State's area be increased?

By law passed by the Parliament

What can be done by Parliament regarding the alteration of areas, boundaries, or names of existing States?

Parliament may do so by law

Study Notes

Territory of India

  • The territory of India comprises the territories of the States, the Union Territories, and any other territory that may be acquired.

Formation of New States

  • New States can be admitted or established into the Union by an act of the Indian Parliament.

Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975

  • The Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975, made Sikkim a full-fledged State of India.

Formation of New States or Alteration of Existing States

  • A new State can be formed or the area of an existing State can be increased by an act of the Indian Parliament.
  • The Parliament can also decrease the area of an existing State or change its boundaries.

Alteration of Existing States

  • The Parliament can alter the areas, boundaries, or names of existing States by passing a law.
  • The President must refer the bill to the State Legislature for its views, and the State Legislature may express its views within a specified period.

Test your knowledge of the Indian Constitution's provisions on the name and territory of the Union with this quiz. Dive into the details of India's status as a Union of States, the specified territories, and the criteria for acquiring additional territories.

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