THE ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

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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
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.
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REGISTERED NO. DL—(N)04/0007/2003—16
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:—
CHAPTER II
AMENDMENT TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 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
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.”.
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DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Amendment 43 of 1950.
of section 9.
Amendment
of section 11.
33 of 2002.
2 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 1]
PRINTED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PRESS, MINTO ROAD, NEW DELHI
AND PUBLISHED BY THE CONTROLLER OF PUBLICATIONS, DELHI—2016.
GMGIPMRND—4755GI—04-03-2016.

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