THE PARLIAMENT (PREVENTION OF DISQUALIFICATION) AMENDMENT ACT, 2006
[Act, No. 31 of 2006]
[18th August, 2006]
An Act further to amend the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:--
Section 1. Short title
This Act may be called the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Act, 2006.
Section 2. Amendment of section 3
In section 3 of the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act),--
(i) after clause (ac), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:--
"(ad) the office of the Chairperson of the National Advisory Council constituted by the Government of India in the Cabinet Secretariat vide Order No. 631/2/1/2004-Cab., dated the 31st May, 2004;";
(ii) after clause (j) and before Explanation 1, the following clauses shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 4th day of April, 1959, namely:--
"(k) the office of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary or Member (by whatever name called) in any statutory or non-statutory body specified in the Table;
(l) the office of Chairperson or trustee (by whatever name called) of any Trust, whether public or private, not being a body specified in the Schedule;
(m) the office of Chairman, President, Vice-President or Principal Secretary or Secretary of the Governing Body of any society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or under any other law relating to registration of societies, not being a body specified in the Schedule.".
Section 3. Insertion of new table
After the Schedule to the principal Act, the following Table shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been inserted with effect from the 4th day of April, 1959, namely:--
[See section 3(K)]
Name of body
The Tripura Khadi and Village Industries Board, a body constituted under the Tripura Khadi and Village Industries Act, 1966.
The Uttar Pradesh Development Council.
The Irrigation and Flood Control Commission, Uttar Pradesh.
The Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.
The West Bengal Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited,
The West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation Limited.
The West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited.
The Sriniketan Santiniketan Development Authority, a body constituted under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning and Development) Act, 1979 (West Bengal Act No. 13 of 1979).
The Haldia Development Authority, a body constituted under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning and Development) Act, 1979 (West Bengal Act No. 13 of 1979).
The West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, a body constituted under the West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation Act, 1995.
The Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners, constituted under the Hooghly River Bridge Act, 1 969 (West Bengal Act No. 36 of 1 969).
The Board of Wakf, West Bengal, a body constituted under the Wakf Act, 1995 (43 of 1995).
The State Fisheries Development Corporation Limited, West Bengal.
The West Bengal State Haj Committee, constituted under the Haj Committee Act, 2002 (35 of 2002).
The Asansol Durgapur Development Authority, West Bengal, a body constituted under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning and Development) Act, 1979 (West Bengal Act No. 13 of 1979).
The West Bengal Pharmaceutical and Phytochemical Development Corporation Limited.
The West Bengal Handloom and Powerloom Development Corporation Limited.
The West Bengal Khadi and Village Industry Board.
The Society for Self-employment for Urban Youth, a society registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 196 1 (West Bengal Act No. 26 of 1961 ).
The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Board.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, an authority constituted under section 4 of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985 (2 of 1986).
The National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED).
The Indian Farmer Fertilizers Co-operative Limited (IFFCO).
The Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited (KRIBHCO).
The National Co-operative Consumers Federation of India Limited (NCCF).
The Auroville Foundation established under sub-section (1) of section 10 of the Auroville Foundation Act, 1988 (54 of 1 988).
The National Commission of Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector.
The Planning Board (Asiatic Society) established under sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Asiatic Society Act, 1984 (5 of 1984).
The Delhi Rural Development Board.
The Maulana Azad Education Foundation,
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
The Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.
The Bihar State Board of Religious Trust, a body constituted under the Bihar Hindu Religious Trust Act, 1950 (Bihar Act No. 1 of 1951).
The Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries.
The Indian Institute of Psychometry.
The Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.
The Uttar Pradesh Provincial Co-operative Federation.
The Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Federation Limited.
The National Co-operative Union of India.
The Uttar Pradesh Krishi and Gram Vikas Bank.
The Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Bank Limited.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
The Board of Control -- A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna.
All India Council for Sports.
The Howrah Improvement Trust.
The Dalit Sena, 12, Janpath, New Delhi.
The Social Justice Trust, 12, Janpath, New Delhi.
The Bahujan Foundation (Charitable Trust), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The Bahujan Prerna Charitable Trust, Delhi.
The Central Wakf Council, established under section 9 of the Wakf Act, 1995 (43 of] 995).
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).
The Jalianwala Bagh Memorial Trust.
The Haj Committee of India constituted under section 3 of the Haj Committee Act, 2002 (35 of 2002).
The Mallickghat Phoolbazar Parichalan Committee,
The West Bengal Fisheries Corporation Limited.".
Section 4. Special provisions as to validation and other matters
(1) Notwithstanding any judgment or order of any court or tribunal or any order or opinion of any other authority, the offices mentioned in clauses (act), (k), (l) and (m) of section 3 of the principal Act shall not disqualify or shall be deemed never to have disqualified the holders thereof for being chosen as, or for being, a member of either House of Parliament as if the principal Act as amended by this Act had been in force at all material times.
(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall be construed as to entitle any person who has vacated a seat owing to any order or judgment as aforesaid, to claim any re-instatement or any other claim in that behalf.
(3) For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that any petition or reference pending before any court or other authority on the date of commencement of this Act, shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the principal Act, as amended by this Act.