Bengal District Act-1836



ACT NO. 21 OF 1836

[11th September, 1836.]

Power to create new zilas. It shall be lawful for the State Government, by notification in the Official Gazette to create new zilas in any part of West Bengal.

1. Short title given by the Amending Act, 1903 (1 of 1903), Sch. I. The Act has been declared by the Laws Local Extent Act, 1874 (15 of 1874), s. 6, to be in force throughout the former Province of Bengal, except the Scheduled Districts. It has been declared by notification under the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874 (14 of 1874), s. 3, to be in force in– West Jalpaiguri and Western Duars in the Jalpaiguri District See Gazette of India, 1881, Pt. I, p. 74. The districts of Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Palamau and Manbhum, and Pargana Dhalbhum and the Kolhan in the district of Singbhum, in the Chota Nagpur Division Ditto 1881, Pt. I, p. 504. It has also been declared to be in force in the Sonthal Parganas by the Sonthal Parganas Settlement Regulation, 1872 (3 of 1872), s. 3. The Act has been rep. in its application to :–

(1) Assam by Regn. 1 of 1886;

(2) Punjab by Act 17 of 1887; and

(3) Uttar Pradesh by Act 1 of 1903.

2. Formal words rep. by Act 16 of 1874.

3. The original words, viz., “the G.G. in C., by an Order in Council” have been successively amended by the Amending Act, 1903 (1 of 1903), the Devolution Act, 1920 (38 of 1920), the A. O. 1937 and the A. O. 1950 to read as above.

4. Subs. by the A. O. 1948, for “the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal”.

5. The words “and to alter the limits of existing zilas” rep. by the Amending Act, 1903 (1 of 1903).