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Who among the following was NOT a member of States Reorganisation Committee constituted in 1953?


1. Fazal Ali
2. Pattabhi Sitarammayya
3. Hridaynath Kunzru
4. K.M. Panikkar

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Pattabhi Sitarammayya

The correct answer is Pattabhi Sitarammayya.

  • Pattabhi Sitarammayya was not a member of States Reorganisation Committee constituted in 1953.

  • States Reorganisation Commission:
    • ​The States Reorganisation Commission was formed after the Linguistic Provinces Commission (Dhar Commission) of 1948. 
    • Dhar Commission​ rejected language as a parameter for formation or division of states.
    • Then the States Reorganisation Commission was appointed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on December 1953.
    • The commission was headed by the retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Fazal Ali.
    • Its other two members were H. N. Kunzru and K. M. Panikkar.

  • A simple majority and ordinary legislative procedures are enough for Parliament to form new states or to change existing State boundaries.
  • 3 committees related to state reorganisation:
    • S.K Dhar Commission, 1948.
    • Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Pattabhi Sitaramayya Committee (JVP Committee).
    • States Reorganisation Commission,1953 or Fazal Ali Commission.

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