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Q. What are the constitutional provisions with respect to creation of new States in the Union and alteration of boundaries of States?

Ans. The Union of India is not the result of an agreement or contract among the units of the Union. Therefore, the makers of Indian Constitution have empowered the Union Parliament to create by simple legal procedure the new Slates or to change the boundaries of the existing States.
According to Article 3 of the Constitution. Parliament may by law-
(a) form a new State by separation of territory from any State or re-uniting two or more States or parts of  States or by uniting any territory to part of any State;
(b) increase the area of any State;
(c) diminish the area of any State;
(d) alter the boundaries of any State; and
(e) alter the name of any State. The following legislative procedure is adopted by Parliament for this Purpose—
(1) No Bill to the above effect can be introduced in Parliament except on the recommendation of the President.
(2) The President, before giving his recommendation to such a Bill, shall refer the Bill to the Legislature of the concerned States to seek the views of…