(1) The President may make regulations for the peace, progress and good government of the Union territory of —


(a) the Andaman and Nicobar Islands;


(b) Lakshadweep;


(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli;


(d) Daman and Diu;


(e) Puducherry;


   Provided that when any body is created under article 239A to function as a Legislature for the Union territory of Puducherry, the President shall not make any regulation for the peace, progress and good government of that Union territory with effect from the date appointed for the first meeting of the Legislature


   Provided further that whenever the body functioning as a Legislature for the Union territory of Puducherry is dissolved, or the functioning of that body as such Legislature remains suspended on account of any  action taken under any such law as is referred to in clause (1) of article 239A, the President may, during the period of such dissolution or suspension, make regulations for the peace, progress and good          government of that Union territory.


(2) Any regulation so made may repeal or amend any Act made by Parliament or any other law]which is for the time being applicable to the Union territory and, when promulgated by the President, shall have the same force and effect as an Act of Parliament which applies to that territory.

Debate Summary

This Article in its present form was not debated in the Constituent Assembly. It was substituted by the Constitution (7th Amendment) Act, 1956.


Further additions and changes to the Article were made by way of the Tenth Amendment Act 1961, Twelfth Amendment Act 1962, the Fourteenth Amendment Act 1962, and Twenty-seventh Amendment Act 1971.