Moreover there were some minor provinces of British India were well which were under the administration of a Chief Commissioner. These included North West Frontier Province, British Baluchistan, Coorg, Ajmer Merwara, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At the time of Indian independence in the year 1947, the British administration consisted of 17 provinces of British India, namely, Ajmer Merwara Kekri, Baluchistan, Bihar, Coorg, Orissa, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bombay Province, Assam, Delhi Province, North West Frontier Province, Central Provinces and Berar, Panth Piploda, Sindh, Madras Province, Punjab and Bengal Province.
During the Partition of India into the Dominion of Pakistan and the Union of India, 12 provinces, including Assam, Ajmer Merwara Kekri, Bombay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Central Provinces and Berar, Panth Piploda, Coorg, Orissa, Delhi, Madras and the United Provinces, became part of the Indian Union. The 3 provinces of Sindh, North West Frontier and Baluchistan became a part of Pakistan. The 2 provinces of Punjab and Bengal were divided between India and Pakistan.
After the adoption of the new Constitution of India in the year 1950, the provinces in India were replaced by restructured and redrawn states and union territories. In 1956, the province of East Bengal in Pakistan was renamed as East Pakistan and later became the independent country of Bangladesh in the year 1971.