The Representation of the People Act,1951
Section 21. Returning officers
For every constituency, for every election to fill a sea or seats in the Council of States and for every election by the members of the Legislative Assembly of a State to fill a seat or seats in the Legislative Council of the State, the Election Commission shall, in consultation with the Government of the State, designate or nominate a returning officer who shall be 1[an officer of Government or of a local authority]:
Provided that nothing in this section shall prevent the Election Commission from designating or nominating the same person to be the returning officer for more than one constituency.
1. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 23, for “an officer of Government” .