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UNIONTERRITORIES (DIRECT ELECTION TO THE HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 49 of 1965


  • Act nº 49 of 1965

Preamble

THE UNION TERRITORIES (DIRECT ELECTION TO THE HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE) ACT, 1965

[Act, No. 49 of 1965]

[22nd December, 1965]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for direct election in certain Union territories for filling the seats allotted to them in the House of the People and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Union Territories (Direct Election to the House of the People) Act, 1965.

Section 2. Definitions

In this Act-

(a) "parliamentary constituency" has the same meaning as in the Representation of the People Act, 1950(43 of 1950);

(b) "sitting member" means a person who immediately before the commencement of this Act is a member of the House of the People;

(c) "Union territory" means any of the Union territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Section 3. Direct election to fill the seats in the House of the People allotted to certain Union territories

At the next general election to the House of the People and thereafter, the seats allotted under section 3 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950(43 of 1950) to the Union territories in the House of the People shall be seats to be filled by persons chosen by direct election and for that purpose each Union territory shall form one parliamentary constituency.

Section 4. Amendment of Act 43 of 1950

1[***]

1. Repealed by Repealing and Amending Act 1974 w.e.f. 20-12-1974. Prior to Repeal S.4 stood as follows

"In the Representation of the People Act, 1950,-

(a) in sub- section (1) of section 4, the words ", to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands, to Dadra and Nagar Haveli," shall be omitted;

(b) in sub- section (1) of section 13B, for the words "each parliamentary constituency in the Union territory of Delhi,", the words "a parliamentary constituency in each of the Union territories of Delhi, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands and Dadra and Nagar Haveli," shall be substituted;

(c) in sub- section (1) and sub- section (2) of section 13D, for the words "the Union territory of Delhi", the words "each of the Union territories of Delhi, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands and Dadra and Nagar Haveli" shall be substituted."


Section 5. Amendment of Act 43 of 1950

1[***]

1. Repealed by Repealing and Amending Act 1974 w.e.f. 20-12-1974. Prior to Repeal S.5 stood as follows

"In the Representation of the People Act, 1951, in section 4, the words "to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands, to Dadra and Nagar Haveli," shall be omitted."


Section 6. Provision as to sitting member

The sitting member representing each Union territory shall continue to represent that Union territory until the dissolution of the present House of the People and if before such dissolution the seat allotted to a Union territory in the House of the People becomes vacant it shall be filled by a person nominated by the President and that person shall represent the Union territory in the present House of the People until its dissolution.