Amendment to the Election Laws Act, 2016 No.10 of 2016



EXTRAORDINARY
PART II — Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 11] NEW DELHI, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016/PHALGUNA 13, 1937 (SAKA)
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MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
 (Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 3rd March, 2016/Phalguna 13, 1937 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 3rd March, 2016, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016 NO.
 10 OF 2016
[3rd March, 2016.]
 An Act further to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and the Delimitation Act, 2002.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY

(Short title and commencementJ

1. (1) This Act may be called the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
CHAPTER II
AMENDMENT TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1950

(Amendment of section 9: 43 of 1950)

2. In section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, in sub-section (1), after clause (b), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:—
‘‘(c) make such amendments in the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008 as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for bringing the Order up-to-date by including therein and excluding therefrom the relevant areas, consequent upon the exchange of one hundred and eleven enclaves of India and fiftyone enclaves of Bangladesh with effect from 31st July, 2015, in pursuance of the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015.’’.

CHAPTER III
AMENDMENT TO THE DELIMITATION ACT, 2002
(Amendment of section 11: 33 of 2002)

3. In section 11 of the Delimitation Act, 2002, in sub-section (1), in clause (b), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:— "Provided that the Election Commission may make such amendments, as appear to it to be necessary or expedient, for bringing the said orders up-to-date by including therein and excluding therefrom the relevant areas, consequent upon the exchange of one hundred and eleven enclaves of India and fifty-one enclaves of Bangladesh with effect from 31st July, 2015, in pursuance of the Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015.".

DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.



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