78. Continuance of existing District Councils and Regional Council and members thereof.-
For the removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that all District Councils and the Regional Council constituted under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution and functioning immediately before the appointed day in the respective autonomous districts and in the autonomous region shall, as from that day, be deemed to have been constituted under the said Schedule as amended by clause (i) of section 71, read with the Eighth Schedule and accordingly,-
(a) every such District Council and the Regional Council shall, unless sooner dissolved, continue to function in the respective autonomous districts and in the autonomous region, notwithstanding that any such district or region ceases to be comprised in the territories of the State of Assam, by virtue of the provisions of Part II; and
(b) every member of such District Council or Regional Council shall continue to be a member thereof for the unexpired term of his office as such.