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Chapter 85. Sections of The Representation of The People Act, 1950 (Indian Polity & Constitution Summary Laxmikanth)

Sections of The Representation of The People Act, 1950

A. Preliminary
1. Short title
2. Definitions
B. Allocation of Seats and Delimitation of Constituencies

(a) The House of the People

3. Allocation of seats in the House of the People
3A. [Repealed]
4. Filling of seats in the House of the People and Parliamentary Constituencies
5. [Repealed]
6. [Repealed]

(b) The State Legislative Assemblies

7. Total number of seats in Legislative Assemblies and Assembly Constituencies
7A. Total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim and assembly constituencies

(c) The Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order

8. Consolidation of delimitation orders
8A. Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur or Nagaland
9. Power of Election Commission to maintain Delimitation Order up-to-date
9A. [Repealed]
9B. [Repealed]

(d) The State Legislative Councils

10. Allocation of seats in the Legislative Councils
11. Delimitation of Council constituencies

(e) Provisions as to Orders Delimiting Constituencies

12. Power to alter or amend orders
13. Procedure as to orders delimiting constituencies
C. Officers
13A. Chief electoral officers
13AA. District election officers
13B. Electoral registration officers
13C. Assistant electoral registration officers
13CC. Chief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission
D. Electoral Rolls

(a) Electoral Rolls for Parliamentary Constituencies

13D. Electoral rolls for parliamentary constituencies

(b) Electoral Rolls for Assembly Constituencies

14. Definitions
15. Electoral roll for every constituency
16. Disqualifications for registration in an electoral roll
17. No person to be registered in more than one constituency
18. No person to be registered more than once in any constituency
19. Conditions of registration
20. Meaning of “ordinarily resident”
20A. Special provisions for citizens of India residing outside India
21. Preparation and revision of electoral rolls
22. Correction of entries in electoral rolls
23. Inclusion of names in electoral rolls
24. Appeals
25. Fee for applications and appeals
25A. Conditions of registration as elector in Sangha constituency in Sikkim

(c) Electoral Rolls for Council Constituencies

26. [Repealed]
27. Preparation of electoral rolls for Council Constituencies
E. Manner of Filling Seats in the Council of States to be Filled by Representatives of Union Territories
27A. Constitution of electoral colleges for the filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
27B. [Repealed]
27C. [Repealed]
27D. [Repealed]
27E. [Repealed]
27F. [Repealed]
27G. Termination of membership of Electoral College for certain disqualifications
27H. Manner of filling of seats in the Council of States allotted to Union territories
27-I. [Repealed]
27J. Powers of electoral colleges to elect notwithstanding vacancies therein
27K. [Repealed]
F. General Provisions
28. Power to make rules
29. Staff of local authorities to be made available
30. Jurisdiction of civil courts barred
31. Making false declarations
32. Breach of official duty in connection with the preparation, etc., of electoral rolls

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