(1) Unless the context
otherwise requires, the General Clauses Act, 1897, shall, subject to any adaptations and
modifications that may be made therein under article 372, apply for the interpretation of
this Constitution as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of the Legislature of the
Dominion of India.
(2) Any reference in this
Constitution to Acts or laws of, or made by, Parliament, or to Acts or laws of, or made
by, the Legislature of a State _346***, shall be construed as including a reference to an
Ordinance made by the President or, to an Ordinance made by a Governor _347***, as the
case may be.
(3) For the purposes of
this Constitution "foreign State" means any State other than India:
Provided that, subject to
the provisions of any law made by Parliament, the President may by order _348 declare any
State not to be a foreign State for such purposes as may be specified in the order.