Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day

  • On 15 April 1948, the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Himachal Pradesh was formed under the Himachal Pradesh (Administration) order, 1948 and the Extra-Provincial Jurisdiction Act, 1947 (Later Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1947).
  • On 26 January 1950, it became a state under the administration of a Lieutenant Governor.
  • On 1 November 1956, it became a union territory.
  • On 1 November 1966, several areas of Punjab were merged into Himachal Pradesh under the Punjab Reorganization Act, 1966.
  • On 25 January 1971, it became the 18th state under the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970.
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