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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Title : THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Year : 1950

 
(1) The allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils of the States having such Councils shall be as shown in the Third Schedule.

(2) In the Legislative Council of each Slate specified in the first column of the Third Schedule, there shall be the number of seats specified in the second column thereof opposite to that State, and of those seats,-

(a) The numbers specified in the third, fourth and fifth columns shall be the numbers of seats to be filled by persons elected, respectively, by the electorates referred to in sub-clauses (a), (b) and (c) of clause (3) of article 171;

(b) The number specified in the sixth column shall be the number of seats to be filled by persons elected by the members of the Legislative Assembly of the State from amongst persons who are not members of that Assembly; and

(c) The number specified in the seventh column shall be the number of seats to be filled by persons nominated by the Governor1[***] of the State in accordance with the provisions of clause (5) of article 171.

2[***]

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1. The words "or Rajpramukh, as the case may be" omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.

2. Sub-section (3) Inserted by the Adaptation of Laws (No.2) Order, 1956 and omitted by Act 37 of 1957, Section 12.

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As soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, the President shall, by order, determine-

(a) The constituencies into which each State having a Legislative Council shall be divided for the purpose of elections to that Council under each of the sub-clauses (a), (b) and (c) of clause (3) of article 171;

(b) The extent of each constituency; and

(c) The number of seats allotted to each constituency.

 
1*[(1)] The President may, from time to time, after consulting the Election Commission, by order, alter or amend any order made by him under2[***] section 11.

3*[(2) An order under sub-section (1) may contain provisions for the allocation of any member representing any Council constituency immediately before the making of the order to any constituency delimited a new or altered by the order and for such other incidental and consequential matters as the President may deem necessary.]

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1. Section 12 re-numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 20 of 1960, Section 2.

2. The words and figures "section 6, section 9, or" omitted by Act 2 of 1956, Section 7.

3. Inserted by Act 20 of 1960, Section 2.

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