|Ajmer Province (1947 - 1950)
Ajmer State (1950 - 1956)
|State of India|
|•||Independence of India||1947|
|•||States Reorganisation Act||1956|
|•||1881||7,021 km2 (2,711 sq mi)|
|Density||65.6 /km2 (170 /sq mi)|
Ajmer State was a separate State within the Union of India from 1950 to 1956 with Ajmer as its capital. Ajmer State was formed in 1950 out of the territory of former province of Ajmer-Merwara, which became a province of the Indian Union on 15 August 1947. It formed an enclave within the state of Rajasthan. Following the States Reorganisation Act in 1956 it was merged with Rajasthan.
Ajmer State was formed out of territory of Ajmer-Merwara, which was a British controlled province during British India. The territory of Ajmer-Merwara had been purchased by British from the Marathas in 1818. Upon the independence of India, Ajmer-Merwara became a province of the Union of India.
In 1956, when India's state boundaries were reorganised, it became a district of the then Rajasthan state. Ajmer state was merged into Rajasthan state on November 1, 1956. Kishangarh sub-division of erstwhile Jaipur district was added to it to form Ajmer district
- Shankar Prasada, became its first Chief Commissioner from 1947 to 1948
- Chandrakant Balwantrao Nagarkar was Chief Commissioner from 1948 to 1951
- Anand Dattahaya Pandit, Chief Commissioner from 1952 to March 1954
- M.K. Kripalani, Chief Commissioner from March 1954 to 31 October 1956
- Ajmer State : Chief Commissioners
- "States Reorganisation Act, 1956". India Code Updated Acts. Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. 31 August 1956. pp. section 9. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- Census of India, 1961: Rajasthan
- Sharma, Nidhi (2000). Transition from Feudalism to Democracy, Jaipur: Aalekh Publishers, ISBN 81-87359-06-4, pp.197-201,205-6