Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000

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Enacted byAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Status: In force

Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 was a law passed by the parliament of India in 2000. Loksabha and Rajya sabha passed the bill on 2nd and 11th August respectively and on 15th November 2000, it gave birth to new State, Jharkhand.[1] It created the state of Jharkhand from a portion of Bihar.[2][3] The law was introduced by the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee to fulfil an election promise.


It was criticised by Arjun Munda, as he thought it to be biased.[4]


  • Article: means an article of the Constitution.[2]
  • Election Commission: means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324.[2]

Important sections[edit]

  • Section 113: It states that here will be Jharkhand comprising the following districts of the existing State of Bihar-
    • Bokaro
    • Chatra
    • Deogarh
    • Dhanbad
    • Dumka
    • Garhwa
    • Giridih
    • Godda
    • Gumla
    • Hazaribagh
    • Kodarma
    • Lohardaga
    • Pakur
    • Palamu
    • Ranchi (the new capital)
    • Sahebganj
    • Singhbhum (East)
    • Singhbhum (West)


  1. ^ The Unrest Axle: Ethno-social Movements in Eastern India edited by Gautam Kumar Bera. pp. 60–61.
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ "Parliament passes Jharkhand bill".
  4. ^ "Opp. backs Munda on 'unfair' Bihar law". Telegraph India. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2015 – via