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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Title : THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Year : 1950

[Act, No. 43 of 1950]

[12th May, 1950]


PREAMBLE

An Act to provide the allocation of seats in and the delimitation of constituencies for the purpose of election to, the House of the People and the Legislatures of States, the qualifications of voters at such elections, the preparation of electoral rolls,1*[ the manner of filling seats in the Council of States to be filled by representatives of 2*[Union territories], and matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:

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1. Inserted by Act 73 of 1950, Section 2.

2. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for "Part C States".

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This Act may be called the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

1[***] In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Article" means an article of the Constitution;

(b) "Assembly constituency" means a constituency provided2[by law] for the purpose of elections to the Legislative Assembly of a State;

(c) "Council constituency" means a constituency provided 3*[by law] for the purpose of elections to the Legislative Council of a State;

4[***]

(d) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(e) "Order" means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(f) "Parliamentary constituency" means a constituency provided 5*[by law] for the purpose of elections to the House of the People;

6[***]

(g) "Person" does not include a body of persons;

(h) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

7*[(i) "State" includes a Union territory;]

(j) "State Government", in relation to a Union territory, means the administrator thereof.

8[***]

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1. The brackets and figure "(1)" omitted by Act 103 of 1956, Section 65.

2. Substituted by Act 2 of 1956, Section 2, for "by order made under section 9".

3. Substituted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956, for "by order made under section 11".

4. Clause (cc) Inserted by Act 73 of 1950, Section 3 and omitted by Act 103 of 1956, Section 65.

5. Substituted by Act 2 of 1956, Section 2, for "by section 6 or by order made thereunder".

6. Clause (ff) Inserted by Act 67 of 1951, Section 2, was omitted by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1974, Section 3 and Schedule w.e.f. 21-1-1972.

7. Substituted by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) (Adaptations of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1974, Section 3and Schedule, for the former clause (i) w.e.f. 21.1.1972.

8. Sub-section (2) omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.

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