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Section 30 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 30. Appointment of dates for nominations, etc

1[Appointment of dates for nominations, etc. As soon as the notification calling upon a constituency to elect a member or members is issued, the Election Commission shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint-

(a) The last date for making nominations, which shall be the 2[seventh day] after the date of publication of the first mentioned notification or if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(b) The date for the scrutiny of nominations, which shall be 3[the day immediately following] the last date for making nominations or, if that day is public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(c) The last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, which shall be 4[the second day] after the date for the scrutiny of nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day that is not a public holiday;

(d) The date or dates on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken which or the first of which shall be a date not earlier than the 5[fourteenth day] after the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, and

(e) The date before which the election shall be completed.

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1 956, sec. 14, for section 30.

2. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, sec. 7, for “tenth day” (w.e.f 20-9-1961).

3. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 27, for “the second day after” (w.e.f 14-12-1966)

4. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 27, for “the third day” (w.e.f. 14-12-1966)

5. Subs. by Act 21 of 1996, sec. 5 (w.e.f 1-8-1996).

6. Explanation omitted by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 27 (w.e.f 14-12-1966).

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