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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951

Title : THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951

Year : 1951



For the purpose of filling the seats of members of the Council of States retiring on the expiration of their term of office the President shall, by one or more notifications published in the Gazette of India on such date or dates as may be recommended by the Election Commission, call upon the elected members of the Legislative Assembly or, as the case may be, the members of the electoral college, of each State concerned to elect members in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under :-

Provided that no notification under this section shall be issued more than three months prior to the date on which the term of office of the retiring members is due to expire.

12A.1* Notification for election to fill the seat allotted to the State of Sikkim in the Council States.

For the purpose of, filling for the first time the seat allotted to the State of Sikkim by the Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975 in the Council of States, the President shall, by a notification published in the Gazette of India, on such date as may be recommended by Election Commission, call upon the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Sikkim to elect a member in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under and the election so held shall for all purposes and intent be deemed to have been held under section 12.]

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1. Ins. by Act 10 of 1976, S. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).

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Rep. by the Territorial Councils Act, 1956 (103 of 1956), s. 66.
 

 
(1) A general election shall be held for the purpose of constituting a new House of the People on the expiration of the duration of the existing House or on its dissolution.

(2) For the said purpose the President shall, by one or more notifications published in the Gazette of India on such date or dates as may be recommended by the Election Commission, call upon all parliamentary constituencies to elect members in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under :-

Provided that where a general election is held otherwise than on the dissolution of the existing House of the People, no such notification shall be issued at any time earlier than six months prior to the date on which the duration of that House would expire under the provisions of clause (2) of article 83.

14A. Notification foretelling the representative of the State of Sikkim to the existing House of the People.

For the purpose of electing a representative of the State of Sikkim to the House of the People, specified in clause (e) article 371F of the Constitution, the Election Commission shall call upon the members of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Sikkim to elect the representative in accordance with such of the provisions of this Act, and the rules and orders made there under, as are applicable to the election of the members of the Council of States.]



(1) A general election shall be held for the purpose of constituting a new Legislative Assembly on the expiration of the duration of the existing Assembly or on its dissolution.

(2) For the said purpose, 2*[the Governor or Administrator, as the case may be], 3* * * shall, by one or more notifications published in the Official Gazette of the State on such date or dates as may be recommended by the Election Commission, call upon all Assembly con- stituencies in the State to elect members in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under :-

Provided that where a general election is held otherwise than on the dissolution of the existing Legislative Assembly, no such notification shall be issued at any time earlier than six months prior to the date on which the duration of that Assembly would expire under the provisions of clause (1), of article 172 1 * * * 2*[or under the provisions of section 5 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963, (20 of 1963.)as the case may be.]

15A. 3*Notification for certain elections to Legislative Councils.

For the purpose of constituting the Legislative Council of the State of Madhya Pradesh under the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 (37 of 1956.) and constituting the Legislative Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh under the Legislative Councils Act, 1957, (37 of 1957.)the Governor of each of the aforesaid States shall, by one or more notifications published in the Official Gazette of the State on such date or dates as may be recommended by the Election Commission, call upon the members of the Legislative Assembly of the State and all the Council constituencies to elect members in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under.]

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1. Ins. by Act 10 of 1976, s. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).

2. Subs. by Act 20 of 1963, s. 57 and Sch. II, for "the Governor".

3. The words "Rajpramukh, Lieutenant-Governor or Chief Commissioner. as the case may be," omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order 1956.

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For the purpose of filling the seats of members of the Legislative Council of a State retiring on the expiration of their term of office, the Governor shall, by one or more notifications published in the Official Gazette of the State on such date or dates as may be recommended by the Election Commission, call upon the members of the Legislative Assembly of the State and all the Council constituencies concerned to elect members in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made there under:-
 
Provided that no notification under this section shall be issued more than three months prior to the date on which the term of office of the retiring members is due to expire.]

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