240.   Power  of  President   to make  regulations  for  certain  Union territories.-


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

(a) the Andaman and Nicobar Islands;

_196[(b) Lakshadweep;]

_197[(c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli;]

_198[(d) Daman and Diu;]

_199[(e) Pondicherry:]

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_202[Provided  that  when  any body is created under article  239A  to function   as   a  Legislature  for   the   _203[Union   territory   of _204[Pondicherry]],  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:]

_205[Provided  further  that  whenever   the   body  functioning  as  a Legislature for the Union territory of _204[Pondicherry] 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  _206[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.]