The Representation of the People Act,1951
Section 34. Deposits
1[(1) A candidate shall not be deemed to be duly nominated for election from a constituency unless he deposits or causes to be deposited, –
(a) In the case of all election from a Parliamentary constituency, 3[a sum of twenty-five thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of twelve thousand five hundred rupees]; and
(b) In the case of an election from all Assembly or Council constituency, 4[a sum of ten thousand rupees or where the candidate is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a sum of five thousand rupees]-.
Provided that where a candidate has been nominated by more than one nomination paper for election in the same constituency, not more than one deposit shall be required of him under this sub-section.]
(2) Any sum required to be deposited under sub-section (1) shall not be deemed to have been deposited under that subsection unless at the time of deliver of the nomination paper 2[under subsection (1) or, as the case may be, sub-section (IA) of section 33] the candidate has either deposited or caused to be deposited that sum with the returning officer in cash or enclosed with the nomination paper a receipt showing that the said sum has been deposited by him or on his behalf in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government Treasury
1. Sub-section (3) was subs. bv Act 27 of 1956, sec. 17 and again subs. by Act 21 of 1996, sec. 7 (w.e.f. 1-8-1996).
2. Subs. by Act 10 of 1976, sec. 2 and Sch., for certain words (w.e.f. 9-9-1 975).
3. Subs. by Act No. 41 of 2009 w.e.f. 22.12.2009.
4. Subs. by Act No. 41 of 2009 w.e.f. 22.12.2009.