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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Title : THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

Year : 1950


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(3) Every order made under 2[***] section 11 or section 12 shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after it is made, and shall be subject to such modifications as Parliament may make on a motion made within twenty days from the date on which the order is so laid.

13A - Chief electoral officers

(1) There shall be for each State a chief electoral officer who shall be such officer of Government as the Election Commission may, in consultation with that Government, designate or nominate in this behalf.

(2) Subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission, the chief electoral officer shall supervise the preparation, revision and correction of all electoral rolls in the Slate under this Act.

13AA -3* District election officers

(1) For each district in a State, 4[***], the Election Commission shall, in consultation with the Government of the State, designate or nominate a district election officer who shall be an officer of Government:-

Provided that the Election Commission may designate or nominate more than one such officer for a district if the Election Commission is satisfied that the functions of the office cannot be performed satisfactorily by one officer.

(2) Where more than one district election officer are designated or nominated for a district under the proviso to sub-section (1), the Election Commission shall in the order designating or nominating the district election officers also specify the area in respect of which each such officer shall exercise jurisdiction.

(3) Subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the chief electoral officer, the district election officer shall co-ordinate and supervise all work in the district or in the area within his jurisdiction in connection with the preparation and revision of the electoral rolls for all parliamentary, assembly and council constituencies within the district.

(4) The district election officer shall also perform such other functions as may be entrusted to him by the Election Commission and the chief electoral officer.]

13B - Electoral registration officers

(1) The electoral roll 5[6*[for each parliamentary constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in a Union territory not having a Legislative Assembly], each assembly constituency and each Council constituency] shall be prepared and revised by an electoral registration officer who shall be such officer of Government or of a local authority as the Election Commission may, in consultation with the Government of the State in which the constituency is situated, designate or nominate in this behalf.

(2) An electoral registration officer may, subject to any prescribed restrictions, employ such persons as he thinks fit for the preparation and revision of the electoral roll for the constituency.

13C - Assistant electoral registration officers

(1) The Election Commission may appoint one or more persons as assistant electoral registration officers to assist any electoral registration officer in the performance of his functions.

(2) Every assistant electoral registration officer shall, subject to the control of the electoral registration officer, be competent to perform all or any of the functions of the electoral registration officer.

13CC -7* Chief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission

The officers referred to in this Part and any other officer or staff employed in connection with the preparation, revision and correction of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections shall be deemed to be on deputation to the Election Commission for the period during which they are so employed and such officers and staff shall, during that period, be subject to the control, superintendence and discipline of the Election Commission.]

13D -8* Electoral rolls for parliamentary constituencies

(1) The electoral roll for every parliamentary constituency, other than a parliamentary constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in a Union territory not having a Legislative Assembly, shall consist of the electoral rolls for all the assembly constituencies comprised within that parliamentary constituency; and it shall not be necessary to prepare or revise separately the electoral roll for any such parliamentary constituency:-

Provided that for the period referred to in clause (2) of article 371A, it shall be necessary to prepare and revise separately the electoral roll for that part of the parliamentary constituency of Nagaland which comprises the Tuensang district and the provisions of Part III shall apply in relation to the preparation and revision of the electoral roll of the said part as they apply in relation to an assembly constituency.

(2) The provisions of Part III shall apply in relation to every parliamentary constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in a Union territory not having a Legislative Assembly as they apply in relation to an assembly constituency.]

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1. Sub-sections (1) and (2) omitted by Act 2 of 1956, Section 8.

2. The words and figures "section 6, section 9," omitted by Act 2 of 1956, Section 8.

3. Inserted by Act 47 of 1966, Section 5 w.e.f. 14-12-1966.

4. Words "other than a Union territory" omitted by Representation of The People (Second Amendment) Act, 2003 (2 of 2004).

5. Substituted by Act 103 of 1956, Section 65, for certain words.

6. Substituted by Act 47 of 1966, Section 6, for certain words w.e.f. 14-12-1966.

7.Inserted by Act 1 of 1989, Section 2 w.e.f. 15-3-1989.

8. Substituted by Act 47 of 1966, Section 7, for section 13D w.e.f. 14-12-1966.

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