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THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI ACT, 1991

Title : THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI ACT, 1991

Year : 1991



(1) The Election Commission shall, in the manner herein provided, distribute the seats assigned to the Legislative Assembly under section 3 to single-member territorial constituencies and delimit them HAVING regard to the following provisions, namely:-

(a) All constituencies shall, as far as practicable, be delimited in such manner that the ratio between the population of each of such constituencies and the total population of the Capital is the same; and

(b) Constituencies in which seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes shall, as far as practicable, be located in areas where the proportion of their population to the total population is comparatively large.

(2) The Election Commission shall-

(a) Publish its proposals for the delimitation of constituencies in the Official Gazette and also in such other manner as the Commission may consider fit, together with a notice inviting objections and suggestions in relation to the proposals and specifying a date on or after which the proposals will be further considered by it;

(b) Consider all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified;

(c) After considering all objections and suggestions which may have been received by it before the date so specified, determine by one or more orders the delimitation of constituencies and cause such ORDER or orders to be published in the Official Gazette; and upon such publication, the ORDER or orders shall have the full force of law and shall not be called in question in any court.



The Election Commission may, FROM time to time, by notification in the Official Gazette,-

(a) Correct any printing mistakes in any ORDER made under section 38 or any error arising therein FROM inadvertent slip or omission; and

(b) Where the boundaries or name of any territorial division mentioned in any such ORDER are or is altered, make such amendments as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for bringing such ORDER up-to-date.



(1) For the purpose of constituting the Legislative Assembly, a general election will be held as soon as may be, after the delimitation of all the assembly constituencies under section 38.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1),the Lieutenant Governor shall, by one or more notifications published in the Official Gazette, call upon all the said assembly constituencies to elect members in accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), and of the rules and orders made or issued there under as applicable under sub-section (3).

(3) The Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), the rules and orders made or issued under the said Acts and all other laws for the time being in force relating to elections shall apply with necessary modifications (including modifications for construing references therein to a State, State Government and Governor as including references to the Capital, Government of the Capital and Lieutenant Governor, respectively) to, and in relation to,the general election referred to in sub-section (1).

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