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    Want some information on change of name of state


    Wondering how to change the name of an Indian state? Searching for detailed step by step procedure? On this page you can check out response from experts for your query.

    Some months back, the present Government of West Bengal brought a proposal in the Assembly of the state to change the name of the state from West Bengal to Bangla. Although many people opposed the proposal, the State Government got the resolution passed in the Assembly due to its strength in the Assembly.

    However, till now the proposal of change of the name of the state has not been implemented. Although I am against this proposed name change, I would like to know why this change has not yet been implemented? What is the procedure to formally and finally change the name of a state?

    Knowledgeable Members may kindly furnish to-the-point information on this aspect.
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  • Procedure for Renaming a State

    Article 3 and Article 4 of the constitution of India gives the procedure for renaming a state.

    Either the Parliament or the State Legislator can initiate the procedure of renaming the state. The procedure is as follows:

    The president will be receiving the request for change of the name of the state by the public or State Government. Then the president will send it to the respective state assembly for sending their views on the matter with a time frame. The views of the state need not be considered either by the president or the parliament. But it should be sent to the state as it is going to be affected by this name change. On completion of the given time to State Assembly, the bill will be sent to the parliament. The parliament should deliberate on the subject and should make a law for changing the name passing with a simple majority. Then the bill will be sent to the president for his approval.
    Once he approves the bill, the bill will become a law and the name of the state will be modified accordingly.
    I think State of West Bengal might have sent its proposal to the president. No further action is initiated after that. It has not gone to the parliament so far.

    drrao
    always confident

  • The name of a state generally represents it's people and their hidden connection to it. It represents their culture and traditions.

    During the Mughal invasions and their rule and afterwards British rule in India the names of the cities and states were deformed and changed to other names. After independence, the Govt laid down certain guidelines for changing them back to either their earlier glory or some new acceptable form. Based on that the names of states are changed.

    Whether the state Govt proposes this change or even the central Govt initiates it, this has to get the consent of the parliament before making it a law. So the bill after due consideration is to be put for approval in the parliament.

    If the state Govt proposes for the change of name but due to some constitutional reason or other democratic issue if the central Govt rejects it and turns down the proposal then the name can not be changed but state Govt can again propose another name and send the proposal to the central Govt.

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