Journal officiel de l'Inde française, continued from Nov 1954 as La Gazette de l'État de Pondichéry, Karikal, Mahé et Yanoan, 105th year; Issues 1 to 42 of Journal officiel & issues 1-9 of La Gazette de l'Etat, 1954.

Missing issues: 43 of Journal officiel, 1-4 of La Gazette de l'Etat. Other missing pages: 127-128 of La Gazette de l'Etat (all missing pages are digitised from another copy and inserted at the end of the main run). Issues 4, 16, 17 and 40 have unnumbered supplements. No. 17 has 2 supplements. Issues 12, 38, 41 and 42 have supplements 12bis, 38bis, 41bis, 42bis. The pagination restarts at 1 when the series changes to La Gazette de l'Etat. Some of the topics covered are: budgets and accounts; salaries, allowances, pensions of civil and military personnel; decisions of the Council of Administrative Litigation and of the State Council; several decisions relating to education and schools; traffic regulations; nomination of provisional temple management committees; promulgation of some commercial agreements signed between France and other countries; competitive examinations for government jobs; results of elections and examinations; meetings of the health board; nominations, promotions, honours, terminations, transfers, leaves, etc; residency ban orders; scholarships and subsidies; notices from the electricity department; licences for tobacco, toddy and other indigenous liquors; prices of rice, salt, oil; taxes. The volume also contains various announcements and notices, including legal and judicial announcements, public auction of seized properties, information about recruitment, tenders, port traffic, list of those who have become renonçants, list of hazardous establishments, list of new acquisitions in the public library, and other miscellaneous information. Many of the announcements are translated in Tamil. Issue 42bis carries the text of the agreement between the French and Indian governments on the question of merger of the French establishments with India. It is followed by an exchange of several letters between the French Ambassador to India S. Ostrorog and the Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on the application of the agreement. All these texts are translated into Tamil. The issue also carries the proceedings of a congress of all municipal councillors and members of the Representative Assembly in Kijéour (Pondicherry) in which they are called upon to vote on the agreement. The 1st issue of November 1954 appears under the title La Gazette de l'Etat de Pondichéry, Karikal, Mahé et Yanaon. It is a special issue and carries the messages from the President and Prime Minister of India on the occasion of the merger, some notifications from the gazette of India reproduced for general information, and press releases. All these texts appear in both English and French. The remaining issues in the volume contain several notifications from the Collector of Customs and Excise and the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports, tenders for salt and rice, some orders of the government of India and of the local administration etc. The journal ''Swadanthiram'' (i.e. Freedom) that was banned in 1938 is restored. Some of these notices are translated in Tamil and English. 1 volume containing 51 issues and 9 supplement issues; 616 plus 138 pages. Dimensions: 33 x 24.5 cm. La Gazette de l'Etat issues 1-4: 25x16 cm. Issues 1-4 of La Gazette de l'Etat are smaller in size than the other pages. A white sheet has been placed behind them so that a clear copy could be obtained. It has also been placed behind pages 105-108 which are slightly torn.

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