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2. Definitions. - 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" 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 Jammu and Kashmir" means the State of Jammu and Kashmir as existing immediately before the appointed day, comprising the territory which immediately before the commencement of the Constitution of India in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir;

(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 Jammu and Kashmir;

(g) "Legislative Assembly" means Legislative Assembly of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir;

(h) "Lieutenant Governor" means the Administrator of the Union territory appointed by the President under article 239;

(i) "notified order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(j) "population ratio", in relation to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and Union territory of Ladakh means the ratio as per 2011 Census;

(k) "Scheduled Castes" in relation to the Union territory means such castes, races or tribes or parts of groups within such castes, races or tribes as are deemed under article 341 to be Scheduled Castes in relation to that Union territory;

l) "Scheduled Tribes" in relation to the Union territory means such tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within such tribes or tribal communities as are deemed under article 342 to be Scheduled Tribes in relation to that Union territory;

1. 31st October, 2019 -clause (a) of Section 2, vide notification No. S.O. 2889 (E), dated 09th August, 2016 see Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, s. 3 (ii)

(m) "sitting member", in relation to either House of Parliament or of the Legislature of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir, means a person who immediately before the appointed day, is a member of that House;

(n) "Union territory", in relation to the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir, means the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir or Union territory of Ladakh, as the case may be;

(o) "transferred territory" means the territory which on the appointed day is transferred from the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir to Union territories formed under sections 3 and 4 of this Act; and

(p) any reference to a district, tehsil or other territorial division of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir shall be construed as a reference to the area comprised within that territorial division on the appointed day.



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