`Gujarat` to replace `Bombay` in all state Acts

The word `Gujarat` will replace `Bombay` in all the Acts and rules in force in the state from Sunday, fifty-one years after Gujarat was carved out of erstwhile state of Bombay.

Ahmedabad: The word `Gujarat` will replace
`Bombay` in all the Acts and rules in force in the state
from Sunday, fifty-one years after Gujarat was carved out of
erstwhile state of Bombay.

The announcement was made by Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi yesterday, during a function to mark the
conclusion of the state`s Golden Jubilee celebrations, in
Gandhinagar.

Gujarat Assembly, on March 28, had passed a special bill
to replace Bombay with Gujarat in the names of all the Acts.

Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla had given approval to the
amendment, and the same had been now notified as `The Gujarat
Short Titles (Amendment) Act, 2011, in the extraordinary
Gazette of Gujarat government, Modi said.

"For example, the `Bombay Land Revenue Code 1879`, will
now be known as `Gujarat Land Revenue Code 1879`," the Chief
Minister said.

"Now onwards, all the 67 such Acts will be mentioned
as `Gujarat..Act` by the government machinery," he added.

PTI