What was the task of the States Reorganisation Commission? What was its most salient recommendation?

The task of States Reorganisation Commission (SRC) was to look into the question of redrawing of the boundaries of state.

In 1955, after nearly 2 years of study, the Commission recommended that India's state boundaries should be reorganised to form 16 states and 3 union territories.


1. The Indian Union was to consist of 16 States as against the existing 27 and three centrally and ministered territories.

2. The most salient recommendation was that the boundaries of state must reflect the boundaries of different languages.