In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression “State” does not include the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Draft Article 281, Draft Constitution of India (1948)
In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression "State" means a State for the time being specified in Part I of the First Schedule.
Draft Article 281 (Article 308, Constitution of India 1950) was debated on 7 September, 1949. It provided the definition of “State” for Part XII of the Draft Constitution.
The Chairman of the Drafting Committee proposed to substitution the Draft Article with a new one that had a few language changes made to it.
The motion was adopted without any debate or discussion and the Draft Article was added to the Constitution on the same day.