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The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

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The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

(Act No. 31 of 1952)

and

The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

2012

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Election Commission of india

Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001


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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

This is a diglot edition of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

as on 1st July, 1974 containing the authoritative Hindi text thereof and the, Hindi and English

versions of the rules made thereunder. The Hindi text of the Act was published in the Gazette

of India, Extraordinary, Part II. Section 1A, No. 2, Vol. III, dated 6th April, 1967 on pages

480 to 489. The Hindi text of the Presidential and Vice -Presidential Elections (Amendment)

Act,. 1974 which has been incorporated in the main Act was published in the Gazette of

India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1A, No. 15, Vol. X, dated 13th June, 1974. The Hindi

text of the rules was published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part n, Section 3A,

dated 21st May, 1974.

The Hindi texts were prepared by the Official Language (Legislative) Commission

and were published under the authority of the President under section 5(/) of the Official

Languages Act, 1963, and on such publication these became the authoritative texts thereof in

Hindi.

New Delhi

K. K. SUNDARAM,

1 st July, 1974 Secretary to the Government of India.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

As all the copies of the first diglot edition of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential

Elections Act, 1952 (31 of 1952) have been sold, the second edition is being published,

incorporating the amendments made in it till 1st September, 1978. The present edition also

gives, legislative history of the Act.

New Delhi

S. HARIHAR IYER

1 st September, 1978 Secretary to the Government of India.

LIST OF AMENDING ACTS

1 The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act, 1974 (5 of 1974).

2 The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act, 1977 (20 of 1977).


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1


THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1952

(ACT NO. 31 OF 1952)

[14th March, 1952]

An Act to regulate certain matters relating to or connected with elections to the offices of

President and Vice-President of India

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows: —

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title- This Act may be called the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952.

2. Definitions- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) "article" means an article of the Constitution ;

(b) "election" means a Presidential election or Vice-Presidential election ;

(c)

(d)

(e)

"Election Commission" means the Election Commission appointed by the President under

article 324 ;

"elector", in relation to a Presidential election, means a member of the electoral college

referred to in article 54, and in relation to a Vice-Presidential election, means 1 [a member

of the electoral college referred to in article 66] ;

"prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(f) "Presidential election" means an election to fill the office of the President of India ;

2 [(ff) "public holiday" means any day which is a public holiday for the purposes of section 25 of

the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(26 of 1881);]

(g)

(h)

"Returning Officer" includes an Assistant Returning Officer performing any function which

he is 3 [competent] to perform under sub-section (2) of section 3 ;

"Vice-Presidential election" means an election to fill the office of the Vice-President of

India.

PART II

CONDUCT OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

3. Returning Officer and his assistants. –

(1) For the purpose of each election the Election Commission shall, in consultation with the

Central Government, appoint a Returning Officer who shall have his office in New Delhi

and may also appoint one or more Assistant Returning Officers.

1. Substituted by section 2 of Act 5 of 1974, for "a member of either House of Parliament".

2. Inserted by section 2, ibid

3. Substituted by section 2, ibid., for "authorised".

1


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vf/klwpuk ds izdk“ku dh rkjh[k ds i“pkr~ PkkSngosa fnu dh rkjh[k gksxh] ;k ;fn og

fnu yksd vodk“k&fnu gS] rks mlds Bhd vxys fnu dh rkjh[k gksxh tks yksd

vodk“k&fnu u gks(

¼[k½ ukefunsZ“ku dh laoh{kk dh rkjh[k fu;r djsxk] tks ukefunsZ“ku djus dh vfUre

rkjh[k ds Bhd ckn ds fnu dh] ;k ;fn og fnu yksd vodk“k&fnu gS] rks mlds

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rkjh[k gksxh tks vH;kfFkZrk okil ysus dh vfUre rkjh[k ds i“pkr~ iUnzosa fnu ls

igys dh rkjh[k u gksxhA]

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¼3½ jk’Vªifr ;k mijk’Vªifr dh inkof/k ds volku ls gqbZ fjfDr dks Hkjus ds fy, fuokZpu dh

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tk ldsxkA

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

(2) Subject to rules made under this Act, every Assistant Returning Officer shall be competent

to perform all or any of the functions of the Returning Officer.

4. Appointment of dates for nominations, etc.-

1

[(1) The Election Commission shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint for every

election—

(a)

(b)

(c)

The last date for making nominations, which shall be the fourteenth day after the date

of publication of the notification under this sub-section, or, if that day is a public

holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday ;

The date for the scrutiny of nominations, which shall be the day immediately

following the last date for making nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the

next succeeding day which is not a public holiday ;

The last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, which shall be the second day after

the date for the scrutiny of nominations or, if that day is public holiday, the next

succeeding day which is not a public holiday;

(d) The date on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken, which shall be a date not

earlier than the fifteenth day after the last date for the withdrawal of the

candidatures.]

(2) In the case of the first Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections, the notifications under

sub-section (1) shall be issued as soon as may be after both Houses of Parliament have been

constituted.

(3) In the case of an election to fill a vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office of

the President or Vice-President, the notification under sub-section (1) shall be issued on, or

as soon as conveniently may be after, the sixtieth day before the expiration of the term of

office of the outgoing President or Vice-President, as the case may be, and the dates shall

be so appointed under the said sub-section that the election will be completed at such time

as will enable the President or the Vice-President thereby elected to enter upon his office on

the day following the expiration of the term of office of the outgoing President or Vice-

President, as the case may be.

(4) In the case of an election to fill a vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President

occurring by reason of his death, resignation or removal or otherwise, the notification under

sub-section (1) shall be issued as soon as may be after the occurrence of such vacancy.

2

[5. Public notice of election. - On the issue of a notification under sub-section (1) of section 4, the

Returning Officer for the election shall give public notice of the intended election in such form and

in such manner as may be prescribed, inviting nominations of candidates for such election and

specifying the place at which the nomination papers are to be delivered.

5A. Nomination of candidates. Any person may be nominated as a candidate for election to the office of

President or Vice-President if he is qualified to be elected to that office under the Constitution.

1. Substituted by section 3 of Act 5 of 1974, for sub-section (1).

2. Substituted by section 4, ibid., for section 5.

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ijUrq dksbZ Hkh ukefunsZ“ku i= fjVfuZax vkfQlj dks fdlh ,sls fnu izLrqr ugha fd;k tk,xk

tks yksd vodk“k&fnu gSA

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gLrk{kj djrk gS rks izFke ifjnÙk ukefunsZ“ku i= ls fHkUu fdlh Hkh ukefunsZ“ku i= ij

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gS] ogka bl mi/kkjk ds v/khu mlls ,d ls vf/kd fu{ksi dh vis{kk ugha dh tk,xhA

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952

5B. Presentation of nomination papers and requirements for a valid nomination.

(1) On or before the date appointed under clause (a) of subsection (1) of section 4, each

candidate shall, either in person or by any of his proposers or seconders, between the

hours of eleven o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon, deliver to the

Returning Officer at the place specified in this behalf in the public notice issued under

section 5 a nomination paper completed in the prescribed form and subscribed by the

candidate as assenting to the nomination, and

(a) in the case of Presidential election, also by at least 1 [fifty electors] as proposers

and at least 1 [fifty electors] as seconders ;

(b) in the case of Vice-Presidential election, also by at least 2 [twenty electors] as

proposers and at least 2 [twenty electors] as seconders:

Provided that no nomination paper shall be presented to the Returning Officer on a

day which is a public holiday.

(2) Each nomination paper shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the entry relating to

the candidate in the electoral roll for the parliamentary constituency in which the

candidate is registered as an elector.

(3) The Returning Officer shall not accept any nomination paper which is presented on any

day before eleven o'clock in the forenoon and after three o'clock in the afternoon.

(4) Any nomination paper which is not received before three o'clock in the afternoon on the

last date appointed under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 4 or to which the

certified copy referred to in sub-section (2) of this section is not attached shall be

rejected and a brief note relating to such rejection shall be recorded on the nomination

paper itself.

(5) No elector shall subscribe, whether as proposer or as seconder, more than one

nomination paper at the same election and, if he does, his signature shall be inoperative

on any paper other than the one first delivered.

(6) Nothing in this section shall prevent any candidate from being nominated by more than

one nomination paper for the same election:

Provided that not more than four nomination papers shall be presented by or on behalf of any

candidate or accepted by the Returning Officer.

5C. Deposit. –

(1) A candidate shall not be deemed to be duly nominated for election unless he deposits or

causes to be deposited a sum of 3 [fifteen thousand rupees]

Provided that where a candidate has been nominated by more than one nomination paper for

the same election, not more than one deposit shall be required of him under this sub-section.

1. Subs. by at 35 of 1997, 5.2 for “ten electors” (w.e.f.5-6-1997)

2. Subs. by 5.2 ibid for “five electors” (w.e.f.5-6-1997)

3. Subs. by at 35 of 1997, 5.3 for “two thousand five hundred rupees” (w.e.f5-6-1997)

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le>k tk;sxk fd og ml mi/kkjk ds v?khu fuf{kIr dh xbZ gS] tc rd fd vH;FkhZ us /kkjk

5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr djrs le;] og jkf“k fjVfuZax vkfQlj

ds ikl udn fuf{kIr u dj nh gks ;k fuf{kIr u djk nh gks vFkok ukefunsZ“ku i= ds lkFk

,d jlhn layXu u dj nh gks] ftlesa ;g nfZ“kZr fd;k x;k gks fd mDr jkf“k Hkkjrh; fjtoZ

cSad esa ;k fdlh ljdkjh [ktkus esa mlds }kjk ;k mldh vksj ls fuf{kIr dj nh xbZ gSA

5?k- uke funsZ’kuksaa dh lwpuk vkSj mudh laoh{kk dk le; vkSj LFkku & ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr fd;s

tkus ij fjVfuZax vkfQlj &

¼d½ mlesa ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr fd;s tkus dh rkjh[k vkSj le; dk dFku vius gLrys[k ls

izekf.kr djsxk rFkk ml ij mldk Øe la[;kad ntZ djsxk(

¼[k½ ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr djus okys O;fDr ;k O;fDr;ksa dks ukefunsZ“kuksa dh laoh{kk ds fy,

fu;r dh xbZ rkjh[k] le; vkSj LFkku dh lwpuk nsxk( rFkk

¼x½ [k.M ¼d½ ds v/khu ;Fkkizekf.kr vkSj la[;kafdr ukefunsZ“ku dh ,d izfr vius dk;kZy; esa

fdlh lgtn`“; LFkku ij yxok,xkA

5³ ukefunsZ’kuksa dh laoh{kk &

¼1½ /kkjk 4 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu ukefunsZ“kuksa dh laoh{kk ds fy, fu;r rkjh[k dks gj

vH;kFkhZ] izR;sd vH;FkhZ dk ,d izLFkkid ;k ,d leFkZd rFkk izR;sd vH;FkhZ }kjk fyf[kr :i

ls lE;d~r% izkf/kd`r ,d vU; O;fDr] ukefunsZ“kuksa dh laoh{kk ds le; mifLFkr jgus dk

gdnkj gksxk fdUrq vU; dksbZ O;fDr ugh] vkSj fjVfuZax vkfQlj mUgsa lc vH;kfFkZ;ksa ds

ukefunsZ“ku i=ksa dh] tks /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj ugh dj fn, x, gSa]

ijh{kk djus ds fy, lc mfpr lwfo/kk,a nsxkA

¼2½ “kadkvksa dks nwj djus ds fy, blds }kjk ;g ?kksf’kr fd;k tkrk gS fd ukefunsZ“kuksa dh laoh{kk

ds fy, fu;r rkjh[k dks mu ukefunsZ“ku i=ksa dh laoh{kk djuk vko“;d ugha gksxk tks /kkjk

5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu igys gh ukeatwj fd, x, gSaSA

¼3½ rRi“pkr~ fjVfuZax vkfQlj ukefunsZ“ku i=ksa dh ijh{kk djsxk vkSj ,sls lc vk{ksiksa dk

fofu“p; djsxk tks fdlh ukefunsZ“ku i= ij fd, tk,a rFkk] ;k rks ,sls fdlh vk{ksi ij ;k

Loizsj.kk ls] ,slh fdlh laf{kIr tkap ds i“pkr~] ;fn dksbZ gks] ftls og vko“;d le>s] fdlh

ukefunsZ“ku dks fuEufyf[kr vk/kkjksa esa ls fdlh ij ukeatwj dj ldsxk] vFkkZr~ %&

¼d½ ;g fd ukefunsZ“kuksa dh laoh{kk ds fy, fu;r dh xbZ rkjh[k dks vH;kFkhZ lafo/kku ds

v/khu] ;FkkfLFkfr] jk’Vªifr ;k mijk’Vªifr ds in ds fy, fuokZpu dk ik= ugh gS(

vFkok

¼[k½ ;g fd izLFkkidksa ;k leFkZdksa esa ls dksbZ /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu

ukefunsZ“ku i= ij gLrk{kj djus ds fy, vfgZr ugha gS( vFkok

¼x½ ;g fd ukefunsZ“ku i= ij mrus izLFkkidksa ;k leFkZdksa usa gLrk{kj ugha fd;s gSa]

ftrus visf{kr gS( vFkok

¼?k½ ;g fd vH;FkhZ ds ;k izLFkkidksa vFkok leFkZdksa esa ls fdlh ds gLrk{kj vlyh ugha gS

;k diV }kjk fy, x, gS( vFkok

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(2) The sum required to be deposited under sub-section (1) shall not be deemed to have

been deposited under that sub-section unless at the time of presentation of the

nomination paper under sub-section (1) of section 5B, 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.

5D. Notice of nominations and the time and place for their scrutiny- On the presentation of a

nomination paper, the Returning Officer shall—

(a)

(b)

(c)

sign thereon a certificate stating the date and time of presentation of the nomination

paper and enter thereon its serial number :

inform the person or persons presenting the nomination paper of the date, time and

place fixed for the scrutiny of nominations ; and

cause to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office a copy of the nomination

paper as certified and numbered under clause (a)

5E. Scrutiny of nominations-

(1) On the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations under subsection (1) of section 4, the

candidates, one proposer or one seconder of each candidate and one other person duly

authorised in writing by each candidate, but no other person, shall be entitled to be

present at the time of scrutiny of nominations and the Returning Officer shall give them

all reasonable facilities for examining the nomination paper of all candidates which

have not been rejected under sub-section (4) of section 5B

(2) For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that it shall not be necessary to

scrutinise on the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations the nomination papers

already rejected under sub-section (4) of section 5B.

(3) The Returning Officer shall then examine the nomination papers and shall decide all

objections which may be made to any nomination paper and may, either on such

objection or on his own motion, after such summary inquiry, if any, as he thinks

necessary, reject any nomination on any of the following grounds: —

(a) that, on the date fixed for the scrutiny of nominations, the candidate is not eligible

for election as President or Vice-President, as the case may be, under the

Constitution; or

(b) that any of the proposers or seconders is not qualified to subscribe a nomination

paper under sub-section (1) of section 5B ; or

(c) that the nomination paper is not subscribed by the required number of proposers

or seconders ; or

(d) that the signature of the candidate or any of the proposers or seconders is genuine

or has been obtained by fraud; or

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

¼M - ½

;g fd /kkjk 5[k ;k /kkjk 5x ds micU/kksa esa ls fdlh dk vuqikyu ugha fd;k x;k

gSA

¼4½ mi/kkjk ¼3½ ds [k.M ¼[k½ ls ¼M - ½ rd dh fdlh ckr ls ;g ugh le>k tk,xk fd og fdlh

vH;FkhZ ds ukefunsZ“ku dks ukefunsZ“ku i= dh ckcr fdlh vfu;ferrk ds vk/kkj ij ukeatwj

djus dss fy, izkf/kd`r djrh gS ;fn vH;FkhZ fdlh vU; ukefunsZ“ku i= }kjk] ftldh ckcr

dksbZ vfu;ferrk ugha gqbZ gS] lE;d~ :i ls ukefufnZ’V dj fn;k x;k gSA

¼5½ fjVfuZax vkfQlj fdlh ukefunsZ“ku i= dks fdlh ,slh =qfV ds vk/kkj ij ukeatwj ugha djsxk

tks egRoiw.kZ ugha gSA

¼6½ fjVfuZax vkfQlj /kkjk 4 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds [k.M ¼[k½ ds v/khu laoh{kk ds fy, fu;r rkjh[k

dks laoh{kk djsxk vkSj dk;Zokfg;ksa dk LFkxu vuqKkr rHkh djsxk tc ,slh dk;Zokfg;ksa esa cyos

;k [kqyh vke fgalk }kjk ;k mlds fu;a=.k ls ckgj ds dkj.kksa }kjk fo?u ;k ck/kk Mkyh tkrh

gS vU;Fkk ugha;

ijUrq ;fn fjVfuZax vkfQlj }kjk ;k fdlh vU; O;fDr }kjk dksbZ vk{ksi fd;k tkrk gS rks lEc)

vH;FkhZ dks mldk [k.Mu djus ds fy,] laoh{kk ds fy, fu;r rkjh[k ls ,d fnu NksM+dj vxys fnu

ls vuf/kd le; vuqKkr fd;k tk,xk] rFkk fjVfuZax vkfQlj ml rkjh[k dks viuk fofu“p;

vfHkfyf[kr djsxk ftlds fy, dk;Zokfg;ka LFkfxr dh xbZ gSaA

¼7½ fjVfuZax vkfQlj izR;sd ukefunsZ“ku i= ij mls Lohdkj ;k ukeatwj djus dk viuk fofu“p;

i`’Bkafdr djsxk vkSj ;fn ukefunsZ“ku i= ukeatwj dj fn;k tkrk gS] rks ,slh ukeatwjh ds

dkj.kksa dk ,d laf{kIr dFku vfHkfyf[kr djsxkA

¼8½ rRle; izo`Ùk fuokZpd ukekoyh esa izof’V dh izekf.kr izfr bl /kkjk ds iz;kstuksa ds fy,] rc

rd bl rF; dk fu“pk;d lk{; gksxh fd ml izfof’V esa fufnZ’V O;fDr ml fuokZpu&{ks= ds

fy, fuokZpd gS] tc rd fd ;g lkfcr u gks tk, fd og yksd izfrfuf/kRo vf/kfu;e] 1950

¼1950 dk 43½ dh /kkjk 16 esa of.kZr fujgZrkvksa esa ls fdlh ls xzLr gSA

6- vH;fFkZrk okil ysuk &

¼1½

¼2½

dksbZ vH;FkhZ viuh vH;fFkZrk fofgr iz:i dh vkSj vius }kjk gLrk{kfjr ,slh fyf[kr lwpuk

}kjk okil ys ldsxk tks fjVfuZax vkfQlj dks ,sls vH;FkhZZ }kjk Lo;a ;k 1 [mlds izLFkkidksa ;k

leFkZdks esa ls ,sls fdlh Hkh izLFkkid ;k leFkZd }kjk] tks ,sls vH;FkhZZ }kjk fyf[kr :i esa

bl fufeÙk izkf/kd`r fd;k x;k gS] /kkjk 4 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds [k.M ¼x½ ds v/khu fu;r rkjh[k

dks rhu cts vijkºu ls igys ifjnÙk dj nh xbZ gksA

ftl O;fDr us viuh vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu nh gS mls ml

lwpuk dks jÌ djus ds fy, vuqKkr u fd;k tk;sxkA

2

[¼3½ fjVfuZax vkfQlj] vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk ds vlyh gksus vkSj mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu

mls ifjnÙk djus okys O;fDr dh igpku ds ckjs esa viuk lek/kku gks tkus ij] lwpuk dks

vius dk;kZy; ds fdlh lgtn`“; LFkku esa yxok,xkA]

1- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la[;kad 5 dh /kkjk 5 }kjk ^^mlds ,sls izLFkkid ;k leFkZd }kjk** ds LFkku ij izfrLFkkfirA

2- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la[;kad 5 dh /kkjk 5 }kjk mi/kkjk ¼3½ ds LFkku ij izfrLFkkfirA

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(e) that there has been a failure to comply with any of the provisions of section 5B or

section 5C.

(4) Nothing contained in clauses (b) to (e) of sub-section (3) shall be deemed to authorise

the rejection of the nomination of any candidate on the ground of any irregularity in

respect of a nomination paper, if the candidate has been duly nominated by means of

another nomination paper in respect of which no irregularity has been committed.

(5) The Returning Officer shall not reject any nomination paper on the ground of any

defect which is not of a substantial character.

(6) The Returning Officer shall hold the scrutiny on the date appointed in this behalf under

clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4 and shall not allow any adjournment of the

proceedings except when such proceedings are interrupted or obstructed by riot or open

violence or by causes beyond his control:

Provided that in case an objection is raised by the Returning Officer or is made by any other

person the candidate concerned may be allowed time to rebut it not later than the next day but

one following the date fixed for scrutiny, and the Returning Officer shall record his decision

on the date to which the proceedings have been adjourned.

(7) The Returning Officer shall endorse on each nomination paper his decision accepting or

rejecting the same and if the nomination paper is rejected, shall record in writing a brief

statement of his reasons for such rejection.

(8) For the purposes of this section, a certified copy of an entry in the electoral roll for the

time being in force shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that the person referred to in

that entry is an elector for that constituency, unless it is proved that he is subject to any

of the disqualifications mentioned in section 16 of the Representation of the People

Act, 1950 (43 of 1950).

6. Withdrawal of candidature –

(1) Any candidate may withdraw his candidature by a notice in writing in the prescribed

form subscribed by him and delivered before three o'clock in the afternoon on the date

fixed under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 4, to the Returning Officer either by

such candidate in person or 1 [by any one of his proposers or seconders] who has been

authorized in this behalf in writing by such candidate.

(2) No person who has given a notice of withdrawal of his candidature under sub-section

(1) shall be allowed to cancel the notice.

2 [(3) The Returning Officer shall, on being satisfied as to the genuineness of a notice of

withdrawal and the identity of the person delivering it under sub-section (1), cause the

notice to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office.]

1. Substituted by Act 5 of 1974, section 5, for "by his proposer or seconder".

2. Substituted by Act 5 of 1974, section 5, ibid for sub-section (3).

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7- vH;FkhZZ dh ernku ls iwoZ e`R;q &

;fn dksbZ vH;FkhZZ] ftldk ukefunsZ“ku dj fn;k x;k gS vkSj laoh{kk ij Bhd ik;k tkrk gS] ukefunsZ“ku

ds fy, fu;r le; ds i“pkr ej tkrk gS vkSj mldh e`R;q dh fjiksZV fjVfuZax vkfQlj dks ernku ds

izkjEHk gksus ds iwoZ izkIr gks tkrh gS rks fjVfuZax vkfQlj ml vH;FkhZZ dh e`R;q ds rF; ds lEcU/k esa

viuk lek/kku gks tkus ij ernku dks izR;kfn’V dj nsxk vkSj rF; dh fjiksVZ fuokZpu vk;ksx dks

nsxk vkSj fuokZpu lEcU/kh lc dk;Zokfg;ka gj izdkj ls u, fljs ls izkjEHk gksaxh ekuks os u, fuokZpu ds

fy, gksa %

ijUrq ml vH;FkhZZ dh n“kk esa] ftldk ukefunsZ“ku ernku ds izR;kfn’V fd, tkus ds le; fof/kekU;

Fkk] dksbZ vfrfjDr ukefunsZ“ku vko“;d u gksxk %

ijUrq ;g vkSj Hkh fd ftl O;fDr us ernku ds izR;kfn’V fd, tkus ds iwoZ viuh vH;fFkZrk dh okilh

dh lwpuk 6 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu ns nh gS og ,sls izR;kns“k ds i“pkr~ fuokZpu ds fy, vH;FkhZZ ds

:i esa ukefufnZ’V fd;s tkus dk vik= u gksxkA

8- lfojks/k vkSj vfojks/k fuokZpuksa es izfØ;k &

ftl dkykof/k ds vUnj /kkjk 6 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu vH;fFkZrk okil yh tk ldrh gS mlds

vo“kku ds i“pkr~ ;fn&

¼d½ dsoy ,d vH;FkhZZ gS tks fof/kekU; :i esa ukefufnZ’V fd;k x;k gS vkSj ftlus ml mi/kkjk esa

fofufnZ’V jhfr esa vkSj le; ds Hkhrj viuh vH;fFkZrk okil ugha yh gS rks fjVfuZax vkfQlj

RkR{k.k ;g ?kks’k.kk dj nsxk fd ,slk vH;FkhZZ] ;FkkfLFkfr] jk’Vªifr ;k mijk’Vªifr ds in ds

fy, lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr gks x;k gS]

¼[k½ ,sls vH;fFkZ;ksa dh la[;k] tks lE;d~ :i ls ukefufnZ’V fd, x, gSa fdUrq ftUgksaus viuh

vH;fFkZrk okil ugha yh gS] ,d ls vf/kd gS] rks fuokZpu vkfQlj vH;fFkZ;ksa ds ukeksa dks

o.kZØe esa vkSj irksa dks ml :i esa] ftlesa os ukefunsZ“ku i=ksa esa fn, gSa] vUrfoZ’V djus okyh

vkSj ,slh vU; fof“kf’V;ksa ds lfgr] tSlh fofgr dh tk,] ,d lwph ,sls iz:i vkSj jhfr esa]

tSlh fofgr dh tk,] rR{k.k izdkf“kr djsxk rFkk ernku gksxk]

¼x½ ,slk dksbZ vH;FkhZZ ugha gS ftldk lE;d~ :i ls ukefufnZ’V fd;k x;k gS vkSj ftlus viuh

vH;fFkZrk okil ugha yh gS rks fuokZpu vkfQlj ml rF; dh fjiksZV fuokZpu vk;ksx dks dj

nsxk vkSj rRi“pkr~ fuokZpu lEc/kh lc dk;Zokfg;ka u, fljs ls izkjEHk gksaxh vkSj ml iz;kstu

ds fy, fuokZpu vk;ksx ,sls fuokZpu ds lEcU/k esa /kkjk 4 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu fudkyh

xbZ vf/klwpuk dks jÌ djsxk vkSj ,sls u, fuokZpu ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, ml mi/kkjk esa fufnZ’V

rkjh[k fu;r djrs gq,] ml mi/kkjk ds v/khu nwljh vf/klwpuk fudkysxkA

9- fuokZpuksa esa ernku dh jhfr &

,sls gj fuokZpu esa] ftlesa ernkrk gksrk gS] eri=ks a }kjk ,slh jhfr esa er fn, tk,axs tSlh fofgr dh

tk, vkSj dksbZ er ijks{kh }kjk u fy, tk,axsA

10- erksa dh x.kuk &

,sls gj fuokZpu esa] ftlesa ernkrk gksrk gS] erksa dh x.kuk fjfVZfux vkfQlj }kjk ;k mlds i;Zos{k.k

ds v/khu dh tk;sxh] vkSj gj ,d vH;kFkhZ dk rFkk gj ,d vH;FkhZ ds ,sls ,d izfrfuf/k dk] tks

vH;FkhZ }kjk fyf[kr :i esa izkf/kd`r gks] vf/kdkj gksxk fd og x.kuk ds le; mifLFkr jgsA

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7. Death of candidate before poll-

If a candidate, whose nomination has been made and is found to be in order on scrutiny, dies

after the time fixed for nomination and a report of his death is received by the Returning

Officer before the commencement of the poll, the Returning Officer shall, upon being

satisfied of the fact of the death of the candidate, countermand the poll and report the fact to

the Election Commission, and all proceedings with reference to the election shall be

commenced a new in all respects as if for a new election:

Provided that no further nomination shall be necessary in the case of a candidate whose

nomination was valid at the time of the countermanding of the poll:

Provided further that no person who has under sub-section (1) of section 6 given a notice of

withdrawal of his candidature before the countermanding of the poll shall be ineligible for

being nominated as a candidate for the election after such countermanding.

8. Procedure in contested and uncontested elections-

If after the expiry of the period within which candidatures may be withdrawn under subsection

(1) of section 6—

(a) there is only one candidate who has been validly nominated and has not withdrawn his

candidature in the manner and within the time specified in that sub-section, the

Returning Officer shall forthwith declare such candidate to be duly elected to the office

of President or Vice-President, as the case may be ;

(b) the number of candidates who have been duly nominated but have not so withdrawn

their candidatures exceeds one, the Returning Officer shall forthwith publish in such

form and manner as may be prescribed a list containing the names in alphabetical order

and addresses of candidates as given in the nomination papers, together with such other

particulars as may be prescribed, and a poll shall be taken ;

(c) there is no candidate who has been duly nominated and has not so withdrawn his

candidature, the Returning Officer shall report the fact to the Election Commission and

thereafter all the proceedings in relation to the election shall be commenced afresh and

for that purpose the Election Commission shall cancel the notification issued under subsection

(1) of section 4 in respect of such election and issue another notification under

that sub-section appointing the dates referred to in that sub-section for the purposes of

such fresh election.

9. Manner of voting at elections-

At every election where a poll is taken, votes shall be given by ballot in such manner as may

be prescribed, and no votes shall be received by proxy.

10. Counting of votes-

At every election where a poll is taken, votes shall be counted by, or under the supervision of

the Returning Officer, and each candidate and one representative of each candidate

authorized in writing by the candidate, shall have a right to be present at the time of counting.

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11- fuokZpu ifj.kkeksa dh ?kks"k.kk &

jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

tc erksa dh x.kuk lekIr gks tk,] rc fjVfuZx vkfQlj fuokZpu dk ifj.kke bl vf/kfu;e ;k

rn/khu cuk, x, fu;eksa }kjk micfU/kr jhfr esa rR{k.k ?kksf’kr djsxkA

12- fuokZpu ifj.kke dh fjiksVZ &

fuokZpu ds ifj.kke ds ?kksf’kr fd, tkus ds i“pkr~ ;Fkk“kD; “kh?kz fjVfuZx vkfQlj fuokZpu ifj.kke

dh fjiksVZ dsUnzh; ljdkj vkSj fuokZpu vk;ksx dks djsxk vkSj dsUnzh; ljdkj “kkldh; jkti= esa ,d

,slh ?kks’k.kk izdkf“kr djk;xh ftlesa] ;FkkfLFkfr] jk’Vªifr ;k mijk’Vªifr ds in ij fuokZfpr O;fDr

dk uke vUrfoZ’V gksxkA

1 Hkkx 3

fuokZpu lEcU/kh fookn

13- ifjHk"kk,a & bl Hkkx esa tc rd fd lanHkZ ls vU;Fkk visf{kr u gks &

¼d½ ^^vH;FkhZ** ls og O;fDr vfHkizsr gS] tks fuokZpu esa vH;FkhZ ds :i esa lE;d~r% ukefufnZ’V gqvk

gS ;k lE;d~r% ukefufnZ’V gksus dk nkok djrk gS(

¼[k½ ^^[kpsZ** ls fuokZpu vthZ ds fopkj.k ds ;k mlls vkuq’kafxd lHkh [kpsZ] izHkkj vkSj O;; vfHkizsr

gSaS(

¼x½ ^^fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ** ls og vH;FkhZ vfHkizsr gS ftldk uke lE;d~r% fuokZfpr :i esa /kkjk 12

ds v/khu izdkf“kr fd;k x;k gSA

14- fuokZpu vftZ;ksa dk fuiVkjk djus ds fy, izkf/kdj.k &

¼1½ dksbZ Hkh fuokZpu mi/kkjk ¼2½ esa fofufnZ’V izkf/kdj.k dks is“k dh xbZ fuokZpu vthZ }kjk gh

iz“uxr fd;k tk,xk] vU;Fkk ughaA

¼2½ mPpre U;k;ky; fuokZpu vthZ dk fopkj.k djus dh vf/kdkfjrk j[kus okyk izkf/kdj.k gksxkA

¼3½ gj fuokZpu vthZ ,sls izkf/kdj.k dks ml Hkkx ds micU/kkssa vkSj mPpre U;k;ky; }kjk vuqPNsn

145 ds v/khu cuk, x, fu;eksa ds vuqlkj is“k dh tk,xhA

14d- vftZ;ksa dk is’k fd;k tkuk &

¼1½ fuokZpu dks iz“uxr djus okyh vthZ /kkjk 18 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ esa vkSj /kkjk 19 esa fofufnZ’V esa

ls ,d ;k vf/kd vk/kkjksa ij ,sls fuokZpu ds fdlh vH;FkhZ }kjk] ;k&

(i) jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu dh n“kk esa chl ;k vf/kd fuokZpdksa }kjk la;qDr vthZnkjksa ds :i

esa(

(ii) mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu dh n“kk esa nl ;k vf/kd fuokZpdksa }kjk la;qDr vthZnkjksa ds

:i esa mPpre U;k;ky; esa is“k dh tk ldsxhA

1- 1977 ds vf/kfu;e la[;kad 20 dh /kkjk 2 }kjk ^^Hkkx 3** ds LFkku ij izfrLFkkfirA

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11. Declaration of result-

When the counting of the votes has been completed, the Returning Officer shall forthwith

declare the result of the election in the manner provided by this Act or the rules made

thereunder.

12. Report of the result-

As soon as may be after the result of an election has been declared, the Returning Officer

shall report the result to the Central Government and the Election Commission, and the

Central Government shall cause to be published in the Official Gazette the declaration

containing the name of the person elected to the office of President or Vice-President, as the

case may be.

[PART III]

DISPUTES REGARDING ELECTIONS

13. Definitions- In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) "candidate" means a person who has been or claims to have been duly nominated as a

candidate at an election ;

(b) "costs" means all costs, charges and expenses of, or incidental to, a trial of an election

petition ;

(c) "returned candidate" means a candidate whose name has been published under section

12 as duly elected.

14. Authority to try election petitions-

(1) No election shall be called in question except by presenting an election petition to the

authority specified in sub-section (2).

(2) The authority having jurisdiction to try an election petition shall be the Supreme Court.

(3) Every election petition shall be presented to such authority in accordance with the

provisions of this Part and of the rules made by the Supreme Court under article 145.

14A. Presentation of petition-

(1) An election petition calling in question an election may be presented on one or more of

the grounds specified in sub-section (1) of section 18 and section 19, to the Supreme

Court by any candidate at such election, or—

(a)

(b)

in the case of Presidential election, by twenty or more electors joined together as

petitioners ;

in the case of Vice-Presidential election, by ten or more electors joined together

as petitioners.

1. Substituted by Act 20 of 1977, section 2. for "Part III".

7


jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

¼2½ ,slh dksbZ vthZ ml ?kks’k.kk ds] ftlesa /kkjk 12 ds v/khu fuokZpu esa fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk uke

gks] izdk”ku dh rkjh[k ds i”pkr~ fdlh Hkh le; is”k dh tk ldsxh fdUrq ,sls izdk”ku dh

rkjh[k ls rhl fnuksa ds i”pkr~ is”k ugh dh tk ldsxhA

15- vftZ;ksa ds iz:i] bR;kfn vkSj izfØ;k & bl Hkkx ds mica/kksa ds v/;/khu jgrs gq, ;g fd

mPpre U;k;ky; }kjk vuqPNsn 145 ds v/khu cuk, x, fu;e [pkgs os jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh;

fuokZpu ¼la'kks/ku½ vf/kfu;e] 1977 ds izkjEHk ds iwoZ ;k i'pkr~ cuk, x, gksa] fuokZpu vftZ;ksa ds iz:i

dk] ml jhfr dk] ftlesa mUgsa is'k fd;k tkuk gS] mu O;fDr;ksa dk] tks blds i{k/kj cuk, tkus gaS]

mlls lacaf/kr viukbZ tkus okyh izfØ;k dk vkSj mu ifjfLFkfr;ksa dk fofu;eu dj ldsaxs ftlesa

vftZ;ksa dk “keu gks tk,xk ;k ftlesa os okil yh tk ldasxh vkSj ftlesa u, vthZnkj izfrLFkkfir

fd, tk ldsaxs vkSj os [kpsZ ds fy, izfrHkwfr fn;s tkus dh vis{kk dj ldsaxsA

16- vuqrks"k ftldk nkok vthZnkj dj ldsxk & vthZnkj fuEufyf[kr ?kks’k.kkvksa esa ls fdlh ?kks’k.kk

dk nkok dj ldsxk] vFkkZr~%&

¼d½

¼[k½

fd fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu “kwU; gS(

fd fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu “kwU; gS vkSj og Lo;a ;k dksbZ vU; vH;FkhZ lE;d~ :i ls

fuokZfpr gqvk gSA

17- mPpre U;;k;ky; ds vkns’k &

¼1½

¼2½

fuokZpu vthZ ds fopkj.k dh lekfIr ij mPpre U;k;ky; fuEufyf[kr vkns”k djsxk]

vFkkZr~ %&

¼d½

¼[k½

¼x½

fuokZpu vthZ dks [kkfjt djuk( vFkok

fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ ds fuokZpu dks “kwU; ?kksf’kr djuk ( vFkok

fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ ds fuokZpu dks “kwU; ?kksf’kr djuk vkSj vthZnkj ;k fdlh vU; vH;FkhZ dks

lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr ?kksf’kr djuk vkSj ;g ?kks’k.kk djuk fd vthZnkj ;k dksbZ vU; vH;FkhZ

lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr gqvk gSA

mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu vkns”k djrs le;] mPpre U;k;ky; lans; [kpsZ dh dqy jde fuf“pr djrs gq,

vkSj mu O;fDr;ks dks fofufnZ’V djrs gq,] ftuds }kjk ;k ftudks [kpsZ fn;s tk,axs] vkns”k djsxkA

18- fuokZfpr vH;kFkhZ ds fuokZpu dks “kwU; ?kksf"kr djus ds vk/kkj &

¼1½

;fn mPpre U;ky; dh ;g jk; gS fd &

¼d½

¼[k½

fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ ;k fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dh lgefr ls fdlh vU; O;fDr }kjk fuokZpu esa fj”or

;k vlE;d~ vlj dk vijk/k fd;k x;k gS] vFkok

fuokZpu dk ifj.kke ij &

(i)

fdlh er ds vuqfpr rkSj ij fy, tkus ;k badkj fd, tkus ds dkj.k ls] vFkok

(ii) lafo/kku ds ;k bl vf/kfu;e ds ;k bl vf/kfu;e ds v/khu cuk, x, fu;eksa ;k

fd, x, vkns”kksa ds micU/kksa dk vuqikkyu u fd;s tkus ls] vFkok

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(2) Any such petition may be presented at any time after the date of publication of the

declaration containing the name of the returned candidate at the election under section

12, but not later than thirty days from the date of such publication.

15. Form of petitions, etc., and procedure.-

Subject to the provisions of this Part, rules made [whether before or after the commencement

of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act, 1977 (20 of 1977)] by

the Supreme Court under article 145 may regulate the form of election petitions, the manner

in which they are to be presented, the persons who are to be made parties thereto, the

procedure to be adopted in connection therewith and the circumstances in which petitions are

to abate, or may be withdrawn, and in which new petitioners may be substituted, and may

require security to be given for costs,

16. Relief that may be claimed by the petitioner-

A petitioner may claim either of the following declarations: —

(a) that the election of the returned candidate is void ;

(b) that the election of the returned candidate is void and that he himself or any other

candidate has been duly elected.

17. Orders of the Supreme Court-

(1) At the conclusion of the trial of the election petition, the Supreme Court shall make an

order—

(a) dismissing the election petition ; or

(b) declaring the election of the returned candidate to be void ; or

(c) declaring the election of the returned candidate to be void and the petitioner or

any other candidate to have been duly elected

(2) At the time of making an order under sub-section (/), the Supreme Court shall also

make an order fixing the total amount of costs payable and specifying the persons by

and to whom costs shall be paid.

18. Grounds for declaring the election of a returned candidate to be void-

(1) If the Supreme Court is of opinion,—

(a) that the offence of bribery or undue influence at the election has been committed

by the returned candidate or by any person with the consent of the returned

candidate ; or

(b) that the result of the election has been materially affected—

(i) by the improper reception or refusal of a vote, or under this Act; or

(ii) by any non-compliance with the provisions of the Constitution or of this

Act or of any rules or orders made;

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¼2½

(iii)

jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

bl rF; ds dkj.k fd fdlh ,sls vH;FkhZ dk ¼fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ ls fHkUu½ ukefunsZ”ku] ftlus

viuh vH;fFkZrk okil ugha yh gS] xyr :i esa Lohdkj fd;k x;k gS]

rkfÙod :i ls izHkko iMk+ gS] vFkok

¼x½

fdlh vH;FkhZ dk ukefunsZ”ku xyr :i ls badkj fd;k x;k gS ;k fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk

ukefunsZ”ku xyr :i ls Lohdkj fd;k x;k gS]

rks mPpre U;k;ky; ;g ?kks’k.kk djsxk fd fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu “kwU; gSA

bl /kkjk ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, fuokZpu esa fj”or vkSj vlE;d~ vlj ds vijk/k ds ogh vFkZ gSa tks

Hkkjrh; n.M lafgrk ¼1860 dk 45½ ds v/;k; 9d esa gaSA

19- fuokZfpr vH;kFkhZ ls fHkUu vH;kFkhZ dks fuokZfpr ?kksf"kr fd, tkus ds vk/kkj & ;fn fdlh

O;fDr us] ftlus fuokZZpu vthZ is'k dh gS fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ ds fuokZpu dks iz'uxr djus ds vfrfjDr]

bl ?kks’k.kk ds fy, nkok fd;k gS fd og Lo;a ;k dksbZ vU; vH;FkhZ lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr gqvk gS

vkSj mPpre U;k;ky; dh ;g jk; gS fd okLro esa vthZnkj ;k ,sls vU; vH;FkhZ us fof/kekU; erksa esa

ls cgqla[;d er izkIr fd, gSa rks mPpre U;k;ky; fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu “kwU; ?kksf’kr djus ds

i'pkr~] ;FkkfLFkfr] vthZnkj ;k ,sls vU; vH;FkhZ dks lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr ?kksf’kr djsxk%

ijUrq ;fn ;g lkfcr gks tkrk gS fd ,sls vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu ml n”kk esa “kwU; gksrk ftlesa og

fuokZfpr vH;FkhZ jgrk vkSj mlds fuokZpu dks iz”uxr djus okth vthZ is”k dh xbZ gksrh rks ,sls

vthZnkj ;k vU; vH;FkhZ dks lE;d~ :i ls fuokZfpr ?kksf’kr ugha fd;k tk;sxkA

20- dsUnzh; ljdkj dh vkns’kkssa dk Hkstk tkuk vkSj mudk izd’ku & mPpre U;k;ky; /kkjk 17 ds

v/khu vkns'kksa dh ?kks’k.kk djus ds i'pkr~ mudh ,d izfr dsUnzh; ljdkj dks Hkstsxk vkSj ,slh izfr dh

izkfIr ij dsUnzh; ljdkj rqjar ml vkns'k dks jkti= esa izdkf'kr djk,xhA

Hkkx 4

izdh.kZ

1

[20d vH;FkhZ ds fu{ksi dk ykSVk;k tkuk ;k leigj.k &

¼1½

¼2½

¼3½

/kkjk 5x ds v/khu fd;k x;k fu{ksi bl /kkjk ds micU/kksa ds vuqlkj ;k rks fu{ksi djus okys

O;fDr dks vFkok mlds fof/kd izfrfuf/k dks ykSVk fn;k tk;xk ;k dsUnzh; ljdkj ds i{k esa

leiâr gks tk,xkA

bl /kkjk esa blds i”pkr~ of.kZr n”kkvksa ds flok;] fuokZpu ds ifj.kke ds ?kksf’kr gksus ds

i”pkr~ ;Fkklk/; “kh?kz fu{ksi ykSVk fn;k tk,xkA

;fn vH;FkhZ dk Ukke /kkjk 8 ds [k.M ¼[k½ esa fufnZ’V lwph esa ugh gS] vFkok ernku ds izkjEHk

ds iwoZ gh mldh e`R;q gks tkrh gS] rks fu{ksi] ;FkkfLFkfr] lwph ds izdk”ku ;k vH;FkhZ dh e`R;q

ds i”pkr~ ;Fkklk/; “kh?kz ykSVk fn;k tk,xkA

1- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la[;kad 5 dh /kkjk 8 }kjk vUrLFkkfirA

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(iii)

by reason of the fact that the nomination of any candidate (other than the

successful candidate), who has not withdrawn his candidature, has been

wrongly accepted ; or

(c) that the nomination of any candidate has been wrongly rejected or the nomination

of the successful candidate has been wrongly accepted;

the Supreme Court shall declare the election of the returned candidate to be void.

(2) For the purposes of this section, the offences of bribery and undue influence at an

election have the same meaning as in Chapter IXA of the Indian Penal Code (45 of

1860)

19. Grounds for which a candidate other than the returned candidate may be declared to

have been elected –

If any person who has lodged an election petition has, in addition to calling in question the

election of the returned candidate, claimed a declaration that he himself or any other

candidate has been duly elected and the Supreme Court is of opinion that in fact the petitioner

or such other candidate received a majority of the valid votes, the Supreme Court shall, after

declaring the election of the returned candidate to be void, declare the petitioner or such other

candidate, as the case may be, to have been duly elected:

Provided that the petitioner or such other candidate shall not be declared to be duly elected if

it is proved that the election of such candidate would have been void if he had been the

returned candidate and a petition had been presented calling in question his election.

20. Transmission of orders to the Central Government and its publication-

The Supreme Court shall, after announcing the orders made under section 17, send a copy

thereof to the Central Government, and on receipt of such copy the Central Government shall

forthwith cause the order to be published in the Official Gazette.

PART IV

MISCELLANEOUS

1 [20A. Return or forfeiture of candidate ‘deposit-

(1) The deposit made under section 5C shall either be returned to the person making it or

his legal representative or be forfeited to the Central Government in accordance with

the provisions of this section.

(2) Except in cases hereafter mentioned in this section, the deposit shall be returned as

soon as practicable after the result of the election is declared.

(3) If the candidate is not shown in the list referred to in clause (b) of section 8, or if he

dies before the commencement of the poll, the deposit shall be returned as soon as

practicable after the publication of the list or after his death, as the case may be.

1. Inserted by Act 5 of 1974, section 8.

9


jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

¼4½ mi/kkjk ¼3½ ds micU/kksa ds v/khu jgrs gq,] ;fn ml fuokZpu esa] ftlesa ernku gks x;k gS]

vH;FkhZ fuokZfpr ugha gqvk gS] vkSj ,sls vH;FkhZ }kjk izkIr fof/kekU; erksa dh la[;k ,sls

fuokZpu esa vH;FkhZ ds fuokZpu dks lqfuf”pr djus ds fy, vuko”;d er la[;k ds NBosa Hkkx

ls vf/kd ugh gS] rks fu{ksi leigr gks tk,xkA]

21- fu;e cukus dh 'kfDr &

¼1½ dsUnzh; ljdkj bl vf/kfu;e ds iz;kstuksa dks dk;ZfUor djus ds fy, fu;e] fuokZpu vk;ksx

ls ijke”kZ djus ds i”pkr~ “kkldh; jkti= esa] vf/klwpuk }kjk cuk ldsxhA

¼2½ fof”k’Vr% vkSj iwoZxkeh “kfDr dh O;kidrk ij izfrdwy izHkko Mkys fcuk] ,sls fu;e

fuEufyf[kr ckrksa ;k muesa ls fdlh ds fy, mica/k dj ldsaxs] vFkkZr%&

¼d½ jk’Vªirh; fuokZpuksa ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, vuqPNsn 54 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds lnL;ksa

dh lwph] muds vn~;ru “kq)d`r irksa lfgr] cuk, j[kuk(

¼[k½

¼x½

mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpuksa ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, 2 [vuqPNsn 66 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds

lnL;ksa] dh lwph] muds vn~;ru “kq)d`r irksa lfgr] cuk, j[kuk(

fjVfuZx vkfQlj dh “kfDr;ka vkSj drZO; vkSj fjVfuZax vkfQlj dh lgk;rk ds fy,

fu;qDr fdlh vkfQlj }kjk fjVfuZx vkfQlj ds fdlh drZO; dk ikyu(

3

[ ¼xx½ og iz:i vkSj jhfr ftlls fjVfuZax vkfQlj }kjk /kkjk 5 ds v/khu yksd lwpuk nh

tk,xh(]

¼?k½ og iz:i vkSj jhfr ftlesa ukefunsZ”ku fd;s tk ldsaxs vkSj ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa ds

miLFkkiu ds lEcU/k esa vuqlj.k dh tkus okyh izfØ;k(

¼M - ½ ukefunsZ”kuksa dh laoh{kk vkSj fof”k’Vr% og jhfr ftlls ,slh laoh{kk dh tk;sxh vkSj os

“krsZaa vkSj ifjfLFkfr;ka ftlds v/khu dksbZ O;fDr ogka mifLFkr gks ldsxk ;k vk{ksi dj

ldsxk (

¼p½ fof/kekU; ukefunsZ”kuksa dh lwph dk izdk”ku (

4

[¼N½ ernku dk LFkku vkSj le;] og jhfr ftlls lk/kkj.kr% vkSj vf”kf{kr ernkrkvksa vFkok

ftl Hkk’kk esa eri= eqfnzr gq, gSa mudk Kku u j[kus okys ernkrkvksa ;k “kkjhfjd ;k vU;

fu%”kDrrk ls xzLr ernkrkvksa dh n”kk esa] er fn, tkus gS] rFkk ernku ds laca/k esa vuqlj.k

dh tkus okyh izfØ;k (]

¼t½ erksa dh laoh{kk vkSj x.kuk ftlds vUrxZr os ekeys vkrs gSa ftUkesa fuokZpu ds

ifj.kke dh ?kks’k.kk ds iwoZ erksa dh iquxZ.kuk dh tk ldsxh(

¼>½ erisfV;ksa] er i=ksa vkSj vU; fuokZpu dkxt&i=ksa dh lqjf{kr vfHkj{kk] og dkykof/k

ftl rd ,sls dkxt&i= ifjjf{kr fd, tk,axs vkSj ,sls dkxt&i=ksa dk fujh{k.k

vkSj is”k fd;k tkuk (

1- jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk"Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 ds fy, nsf[kr Hkkjr dk jkti=] vlk/kkj.k] Hkkx 2 vuqHkkx 3 (ii), i`- 429 A

2- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la- 5 dh /kkjk 9 }kjk ^^laln ds nksuksa lnuksa ds lnL;ksa^^ ds LFkku ij izfrLFkkfirA

3- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la- 5 dh /kkjk 9 }kjk var%LFkkfirA

4- 1973 ds vf/kfu;e la- 5 dh /kkjk 9 }kjk [k.M N% ds LFkku ij izfrLFkkfirA

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(4) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), the deposit shall be forfeited if at the

election where the poll has been taken, the candidate is not elected, and the number of

valid votes polled by such candidate does not exceed one-sixth of the number of votes

necessary to secure the return of a candidate at such election.]

21. Power to make rules-

(1) The Central Government may, after consulting the Election Commission, by

notification in the Official Gazette, make 1 rules for carrying out the purposes of this

Act.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules

may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:

(a)

(b)

(c)

the maintenance of a list of members of the electoral college referred to in article

54 with their addresses corrected up to date for the purposes of Presidential

elections ;

the maintenance of a list of 2 [members of the electoral college referred to in

article 66] with their addresses corrected up to date for the purposes of Vice-

Presidential elections ;

the powers and duties of a Returning Officer and the performance by any officer

appointed to assist the Returning Officer of any function of the Returning

Officer ;

(d)

3

[(cc) the form and manner in which public notice under section 5 shall be given

by the Returning Officer ;]

the form and manner in which nominations may be made and the procedure to be

followed in respect of the presentation of nomination papers ;

(e) the scrutiny of nominations and, in particular, the manner in which such scrutiny

shall be conducted and the conditions and circumstances under which any person

may be present or may enter objections thereat;

(f) the publication of a list of valid nominations:

4

[(g) the place and hours of polling, the manner in which votes are to be given both

generally and in the case of illiterate voters or voters not conversant with the

language in which ballot papers are printed or voters under physical or other

disability and the procedure as to voting to be followed at elections ;]

(h) the scrutiny and counting of votes including cases in which a recount of the votes

may be made before the declaration of the result of the election;

(i) the safe custody of ballot boxes, ballot papers and other election papers, the

period for which such papers shall be preserved and the inspection and

production of such papers ;

1. for Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Ruls, 1952 see Gazette of India, Extraordinary Pt II Sec. 3 (ii), p. 429

2. Substituted by Act 5 of 1974, section 9, for "members of both Houses of Parliament".

3. Inserted by section 9, ibid.

4. Substituted by section 9, ibid., for clause (g)

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952

¼´½

dksbZ vU; ,slh ckr tks bl vf/kfu;e }kjk fofgr dh tkus ds fy, visf{kr gSA

1

[¼3½ bl vf/kfu;e ds v/khu cuk;k x;k izR;sd fu;e cUkk, tkus ds i”pkr~ ;Fkk”kh?kz] laln~ ds izR;sd

lnu ds le{k] tc og l= esa gks] rhl fnu dh vof/k ds fy, j[kk tk;xkA ;g vof/k ,d l= esa

vFkok nks ;k vf/kd vkuqØfed l=ksa esa iwjh gks ldsxhA ;fn ml l= ds ;k iwoksZDr vkuqØfed l=ksa ds

Bhd ckn ds l= ds volku ds iwoZ nksuksa lnu ml fu;e esa dksbZ ifjoZru djus ds fy, lger gks

tk,a rks rRi”pkr~ og ,sls ifjofrZr :i esa gh izHkkoh gksxkA ;fn mDr volku ds iwoZ nksuksa lnu

lger gks tk,a fd og fu;e ugha cuk;k tkuk pkfg, rks rRi”pkr~ og fu’izHkko gks tk,xkA fdUrq

fu;e ds ,sls ifjofrZr ;k fu’izHkko gksus ls igys mlds v/khu dh xbZ fdlh ckr dh fof/kekU;rk ij

izfrdwy izHkko ugha iMs+xkA]

22- ernku dh xksiuh;rk dks cuk, j[kuk &

¼1½

¼2½

,slk gj vkfQlj] fyfid ;k vU; O;fDr tks fuokZpu esa erksa dks vfHkfyf[kr djus ;k mudh

x.kuk djus ds lEcU/k esa fdlh drZO; dk ikyu djrk gS ernku dh xksiuh;rk dks cuk,

j[ksxk vkSj cuk, j[kus esa lgk;rk djsxk vkSj ,slh xksiuh;rk dk vfrØe.k djus ds fy,

izdfYir dksbZ tkudkjh fdlh O;fDr dks ¼fdlh fof/k ds }kjk ;k v/khu izkf/kd`r fdlh

iz;kstu ds fy, lalwfpr djus ds flok;½ lalwfpr u djsxkA

tks dksbZ O;fDr mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds micU/kksa dk mYya?ku djsxk og dkjkokl ls] ftldh vof/k

rhu ekl rd gks ldsxh ;k tqekZus ls] ;k nksuksa ls] n.Muh; gksxkA

23- flfoy U;k;ky;ksa dh vf/kdkfjrk oftZr & Hkkx 3 esa ;Fkk micfU/kr ds flok;] fdlh Hkh flfoy

U;k;ky; dks ;g vf/kdkfjrk u gksxh fd og fjVfuZx vkfQlj ;k ,sls fdlh vU; O;fDr }kjk tks bl

vf/kfu;e ds v/khu fu;qDr gS] fuokZpu ds lEcU/k esa dh xbZ dk;Zokgh ;k fn, x, fdlh fofu'p; dh

oS/krk dks iz'uxr djsaA

1- 1974 ds vf/kfu;e la[;kad 5 dh /kkjk 9 }kjk vUr%LFkkfirA

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(j)

any other matter required to be prescribed by this Act.

1 [(3) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before

each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which

may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before

the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions

aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses

agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such

modified form, or be of no effect, as the case may be ; so, however, that any such

modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything

previously done under that rule.]

22. Maintenance secrecy of voting-

(1) Every officer, clerk or other person who performs any duty in connection with the

recording or counting of votes at an election shall maintain, and aid in maintaining, the

secrecy of the voting and shall not (except for some purpose authorised by or under any

law) communicate to any per son any information calculated to violate such secrecy.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with

imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.

23. Jurisdiction of Civil Courts barred-

Save as provided in Part III, no Civil Court shall have jurisdiction to question the legality of

any action taken or of any decision given by the Returning Officer or by any other person

appointed under this Act in connection with an election.

1. Inserted by section 9, ibid

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THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RULES, 1974

1. Short title and commencement.—

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

(1) These rules 1 may be called the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2. Interpretation.—

(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) "Act" means the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 ;

(b) "article" means an article of the Constitution of India ;

(c) "Form" means a Form appended to these rules ;

(d) "section" means a section of the Act.

(2) The General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897), shall apply for the interpretation of these

rules as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3. Public notice of intended election.—

CHAPTER II

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES

The public notice of an intended election referred to in section 5 shall be in Form 1 and shall

be published by the Returning Officer by such means, in such language or languages and in

such places as the Election Commission may direct.

4. Nomination paper.—

Every nomination paper presented under subsection (1) of section 5B shall be completed in

Form 2 or Form 3, as may be appropriate

5. Notice of withdrawal of candidature.—

(1) A notice of withdrawal of candidature under sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be in

Form 4.

(2) On receipt of such notice, the Returning Officer shall note thereon the date on which

and the hour at which it was delivered, and cause a copy thereof, together with the note,

to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office.

1. These rules were published with the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs(Legislative Department) Notification No. S.O..

305(E), dated the 21st May, 1974.See Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3(ii).

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jk"Vªirh; vkSj mijk"Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

1- laf{kIr uke vkSj izkjEHk &

v/;k; 1

izkjfEHkd

¼1½

¼2½

2- fuokZpu

¼1½

¼2½

bu fu;eksa 1 dk uke jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974 gSA

;s fu;e rqjUr izo`r gksaxsA

bu fu;eksa esa tc rd fd lanHkZ ls vU;Fkk visf{kr u gks]&

¼d½

¼[k½

¼x½

¼?k½

^^vf/kfu;e** ls jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e 1952 vfHkizsr gS(

^^vuqPNsn** ls Hkkjr ds lafo/kku dk vuqPNsn vfHkizsr gS(

^^iz:i** ls bu fu;eksa ls layXu iz:i vfHkizsr gS(

^^/kkjk** ls vf/kfu;e dh /kkjk vfHkizsr gSA

lk/kkj.k [k.M vf/kfu;e] 1897 ¼1897 dk 10½] bu fu;eksa ds fuokZpu ds fy, oSls gh ykxw

gksxk tSls og laln~ ds vf/kfu;e ds fuokZpu ds fy, ykxw gSA

v/;k; 2

vH;fFkZ;ksa dk ukefunsZ’ku

3- vk’kf;r fuokZpu dh yksd lwpuk & vk”kf;r fuokZpu dh yksd lwpuk tks /kkjk 5 esa fufnZ’V gS

iz:i 1 esa gksxh vkSj fjVfuZax vkfQlj }kjk ,slh jhfr esa] ,slh Hkk’kk ;k Hkk’kkvksa esa vkSj ,sls LFkkuksa esa

izdkf”kr dh tk,xh tSlh ;k tSls fuokZpu vk;ksx fufnZ’V djsaA

4- ukefunsZ’ku i= & gj ukefunsZ'ku i=] tks /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu izLrqr fd;k x;k gS]

iz:i 2 ;k iz:i 3 esa ls tks mi;qDr gks mlesa iwjk fd;k tk,xkA

5- vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk &

¼1½

¼2½

/kkjk 6 dks mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk iz:i 4 esa gksxhA

fjVfuZx vkfQlj ,slh lwpuk dh izkfIr ij mlesa og rkjh[k ftldks] vkSj og le; ftl ij]

og ifjnÙk dh xbZ Fkh] fy[ksxk vkSj ml ys[k lfgr mldh ,d izfr vius dk;kZy; ds fdlh

lgt n`”; LFkku esa yxok,xkA

1- ;s fu;e fo/kh] U;k; vkSj dEiuh dk;Z ea=ky; ¼fo/kk;h foHkkx½ dh vf/klwpuk la[;kad dk0 vk0 305 ¼M-½] rkjh[k 21 ebZ] 1974 ds lkFk izdkf”kr fd, x, FksA Hkkjr

dk jkti=] vlk/kkj.k] Hkkx 2 [k.M 3 ¼ii½ nsf[k,A

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

6- fuokZpu yM+us okys vH;fFkZ;ksa dh lwph dk rS;kj fd;k tkuk vkSj mldk izdk’ku &

gj ,slh n”kk esa] ftlesa /kkjk 8 ds [k.M ¼[k½ ds v/khu ernku gksuk gS] fjVfuZx vkfQlj] ml vof/k

dh lekfIr ds Bhd i”pkr~ ftlds Hkhrj /kkjk 6 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu vH;fFkZrk okil yh tk

ldsxh]&

¼d½ fuokZpu yM+us okys vH;fFkZ;ksa dh lwph ¼ vFkkZr mu vH;fFkZ;ksa dh lwph ftldk lE;d~ :i ls

ukefunsZ”ku fd;k x;k gS fdUrq ftUgksaus ml fufeÙk fofufnZ’V vof/k ds Hkhrj viuh vH;fFkZ;rk

okil ugh yh gS½ iz:i 5 esa rS;kj djsxk] ftlesa ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa esa fn;s x, :i esa o.kZØe

ls vH;fFkZ;ksa ds uke vkSj irs vUrfoZ’V gksaxs(

¼[k½ lwph dks Hkkjr ds jkti= esa vkSj ,slh vU; jhfr esa] tSlh fuokZpu vk;ksx fufnZ’V djs]

izdkf”kr djk,xk( vkSj

¼x½ lwph dh ,d izfr vius dk;kZy; ds fdlh lgt n`”; LFkku esa yxok,xkA

v/;k; 3

ernku

7- jk"Vªifr fuokZpu ds fy, ernku dk LFkku vkSj le; fu;r djuk & gj jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa]

ml n”kk esa ftlesa ernku gksuk gS] fuokZpu vk;ksx] &

¼d½ ernku dk LFkku ubZ fnYyh esa laln~ Hkou esa] vkSj gj ,d jkT; esa ml ifjlj essa] ftlesa

jkT; dh fo/kku lHkk dk] ;fn dksbZ gks] dkedkt ds lapkyu ds fy, vf/kos”ku gksrk gS] fu;r

djsxk(

¼[k½ ernku ds gj ,d ,sls LFkku ds izfr funsZ”k ls mu fuokZPkdksa ds lewg dks] tks ,sls LFkku ij

er nsus ds gdnkj gksaxs vkSj ml le; dks] ftlds nkSjku ,sls LFkku ij ernku gksxk]

fofufnZ’V djsxk( vkSj(

¼x½ ,sls fu;r LFkkuksa vkSj ,sls fofufnZ’V fuokZpdksa ds lewgks a vkSj le; dk lE;d~ :i ls izpkj

djsxkA

8- mijk"Vªifr fuokZpu ds fy, ernku dk LFkku vkSj le; fu;r djuk & gj mijk’Vªirh;

fuokZpu esa] ml n”kk esa ftlesa ernku gksuk gS] fuokZpu vk;ksx] &

¼d½ ernku dk LFkku ubZ fnYyh esa laln~ Hkou esa fu;r djsxk(

¼[k½ ml ernku dks ftlds nkSjku ernku gksxk fofufnZ’V djsxk( vkSj

¼x½ ,sls fu;r LFkku vkSj ,sls fofufnZ’V le; dk lEk;d~ :i ls izpkj djsxkA

9- ihBklhu vkSj ernku vkfQlj&

¼1½ fjVfuZx vkfQlj ;k ,slk lgk;d fjVfuZax vkfQlj] tks fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk bl fufeÙk

fofufnZ’V fd;k tk,] ernku ds gj ,d LFkku ij ernku dk lapkyu djsxkA gj ,sls

vkfQlj dks blesa blds i”pkr~ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh dgk x;k gSA

¼2½ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh ,sls ernku vkfQlj ;k vkfQljksa dks] ftUgsa og ernku esa viuh lgk;rk

ds fy, vko”;d le>sa] fu;qDr dj ldsxk] fdUrq og fdlh ,sls O;fDr dks] tks ml fuokZpu

esa ;k ml fuokZpu dh ckcr fdlh vH;FkhZ }kjk ;k mldh vksj ls fu;ksftr jg pqdk gS ;k

mlds fy, dke djrk jgk gS] ,sls fu;qDr ugha djsxkA

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6. Preparation and publication of the list of contesting candidates.—

In every case in which a poll is to be taken under clause (b) of section 8, the Returning

Officer shall, immediately after the expiry of the period within which candidature may be

withdrawn under sub-section (1) of section 6—

(a)

(b)

(c)

prepare in Form 5 a list of contesting candidates (that is to say, candidates who have

been duly nominated but have not withdrawn their candidatures within the time

specified in that behalf), containing the names in alphabetical order as given in the

nomination papers together with their addresses ;

cause the list to be published in the Gazette of India and in such other manner as the

Election Commission may direct; and

cause a copy of the list to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office,

CHAPTER III

THE POLL

7. Fixing place and time of polling for Presidential election.—

At every Presidential election where a poll is to be taken, the Election Commission shall—

(a)

(b)

fix a place of polling in the Parliament House in New Delhi, and also in the premises in

each State in which the Legislative Assembly, if any, of that State meets for the

transaction of business;

specify with reference to each such place of polling the group of electors who will be

entitled to vote, and the hours during which the poll will be taken, at such place ; and

(c) give due publicity to the places so fixed and the groups of electors and the hours so

specified.

8. Fixing place and time of polling for Vice-Presidential election.—

At every Vice-Presidential election where a poll is to be taken, the Election Commission shall—

(a) fix a place of polling in the Parliament House in New Delhi;

(b) specify the hours during which the poll will be taken; and

(c) give due publicity to the place so fixed and the hours so specified.

9. Presiding and polling officers.—

(1) The Returning Officer or such Assistant Returning Officer as may be specified in this

behalf by the Election Commission shall conduct the poll at each place of polling.

Every such officer is hereinafter referred to as the Presiding Officer.

(2) The Presiding Officer may appoint such polling officer or officers as he thinks

necessary to assist him in taking the poll, but he shall not so appoint any person who

has been employed by, or on behalf of, or has been working for, a candidate in or about

the election.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

10- eri= dk ifjdYi vkSj iz:i &

¼1½ gj eri= ds lkFk ,d izfri.kZ layXu gksxk vkSj mDr eri= vkSj izfri.kZ ,sls iz:i esa gksxsa

vkSj muesa dh fof”kf’V;ka ,slh Hkk’kk ;k Hkk’kkvksa esa gksaxh tSlk ;k tSlh fuokZpu vk;ksx fufnZ’V

djsA

¼2½ vH;fFkZ;ksa ds uke] eri= esa mlh Øe esa eqfnzr fd, tk,axs ftlesa os fu;e 6 ds v/khu

izdkf”kr fuokZpu yM+us okys vH;fFkZ;ksa dh lwph esa gSaA

¼3½ gj ihBklhu vf/kdkjh dks fuokZfpr vk;ksx }kjk i;kZIr la[;k esa eri= fn, tk,axsA

11- erisfV;ka &

ernku esa mi;ksx esa ykbZ tkus okyh gj erisVh fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk iwoZ vuqeksfnr ifjdYi dh gksxhA

12- ernku ds izkjEHk gksus ds iwoZ izfØ;k &

¼1½ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh ernku ds izkjEHk gksus ds Bhd iwoZ ,sls vH;fFkZ;ksa vkSj vH;fFkZ;ksa ds izkf/kd`r

izfrfuf/k;ksa dks] tks ernku ds LFkku esa mifLFkr gksa] ernku ds fy, mi;ksx esa ykbZ tkus

okyh erisVh dk fujh{k.k djus nsxkA

¼2½ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh rc isVh dks ,slh jhfr esa lqjf{kr :i ls cUn vkSj eqgjcUn djsxk fd

eri=ksa dks mlesas Mkyus ds fy, Nsn [kqyk jgs vkSj ;fn ,sls vH;FkhZ vkSj vH;fFkZ;ksa ds

izkf/kd`r izfrfuf/k] tks mifLFkr gksa] ,slk djus dh okaNk djsa] rks mUgsa viuh eqgj Hkh ml ij

yxkus nsxkA

13- ernku ds LFkkuksa esa izos’k &

¼1½ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh &

¼d½ ernku vf/kdkjh;ksa vkSj vU; drZO;k:


Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

10. Design and form of ballot papers.—

(1) Every ballot paper shall have a counterfoil attached thereto and the said ballot paper

and the counter foil shall be in such form, and the particulars therein shall be in such

language or languages, as the Election Commission may direct.

(2) The names of the candidates shall be printed on the ballot paper in the same order as in

the list of contesting candidates published under rule 6.

(3) Every Presiding Officer shall be supplied with a sufficient number of ballot papers by

the Election Commission.

11. Ballot boxes.—

Every ballot box used at the poll shall be of a design previously approved by the Election

Commission.

12. Procedure before the commencement of poll.—

(1) The Presiding Officer shall, immediately before the commencement of the poll, allow

inspection of the ballot box to be used at the poll to such candidates and authorised

representatives of candidates as may be present at the place of polling.

(2) The Presiding Officer shall then secure and seal the box in such manner that the slit for

the insertion of ballot papers remains open, and shall also allow such candidates and

authorised representatives of candidates as may be present to affix their own seals, if

they so desire.

13. Admission to the place of polling.—

(1) The Presiding Officer shall exclude from the place of polling all persons except—

(a) the polling officers and other public servants on duty ;

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

the candidates, and one representative authorised in writing by each candidate;

the electors;

persons authorised by the Election Commission ; and

such other persons as the Presiding Officer may from time to time admit for the

purpose of assisting him in taking the poll.

(2) The Presiding Officer shall close the place of polling at the hour fixed under clause (b)

of rule 7 or, as the case may be, under clause (b) of rule 8 for the close of the poll and

shall not admit therein any elector after that hour:

Provided that all electors present at the place before it is so closed shall be entitled to have

their votes recorded.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

14- eri= nsus dh izfd;k&

¼1½ ernku ds LFkku esa er nsus ds fy, gdnkj fuokZpdks dh vf/kizek.khd`r lwph ;k mldk Hkkx

ernku vf/kdkjh dks nh tk;sxh ;k fn;k tk,xkA

¼2½ fuokZpd dks eri= ifjnÙk djus ds Bhd ml lwph esa mlds uke ds lkeus ,d fpà yxk;k

tk;sxk] vkSj ml lwph esa ;Fkknf”kZr fuokZpd ds la[;kad dks eri= ds izfri.kZ esa ntZ fd;k

tk;sxkA

¼3½ fuokZpd lwph esa viuk uke eri= dh izkfIr ds lk{;Lo:i gLrk{kfjr djsxk vkSj rc] u fd

mlls iwoZ eri= mls ifjnÙk fd;k tk,xkA

15- dqN ifjfLFk;ksa esa u, eri= dk iznk; &

¼1½ og fuokZpd] ftlus vius eri= dkss vuo/kkurk ls ,slh jhfr ls cjrk gS fd og eri= ds

:i esa lqfo/kkuqlkj mi;ksx esa ugha yk;k tk ldrk] ihBklhu vf/kdkjh dks og eri= ifjnÙk

djds vkSj viuh vuo/kkurk ds ckjs esa ml vf/kdkjh dk lek/kku djds] ,sls ifjnÙk eri=

ds LFkku esa nwljk eri= izkIr dj ldsxk vkSj mlds izfri.kZ lfgr iwoZdfFkr eri= ij

ihBklhu vf/kdkjh ^^jÌ** “kCn vfdar djsxkA

¼2½ ,sls jÌ fd, x, dksbZ eri= bl iz;kstu ds fy, vyx j[ks x, i`Fkd~ fyQkQs esa j[ks tk,axsA

16- fuokZpdksa }kjk mi;sx esa u yk, x, eri=ksa dk ykSVk;k tkuk &

;fn fuokZpd viuk er vfHkfyf[kr djus ds fy, dksbZ eri= izkIr djus ds i”pkr~ mls mi;ksx esa u

ykus dk fofu”p; djrk gS] rks og ihBklhu vf/kdkjh dks eri= ykSVk nsxk tks ml ij ^^ ykSVk;k

x;k vkSj jÌ** “kCn vafdr djsxk vkSj mls bl iz;kstu ds fy, vyx j[ks x, i`Fkd~ fyQkQs esa

j[ksxkA

17- erks dks vfHkfyf[kr djus dh jhfr &

¼1½ gj fuokZpd dks mrus vf/keku izkIr gksaxs ftrus vH;FkhZ gSa] fdUrq dksbZ eri= dsoy bl

vk/kkj ij vfof/kekU; ugha le>k tk;sxk fd ,sls vf/keku fpfàr ugha fd, x, gSaA

¼2½ fuokZpd viuk er nsus esa] &

¼d½ vius eri= ij ml vH;FkhZ ds] ftldks og vius izFke vf/keku ds fy, pqurk gS]

uke ds lkeus okys LFkku esa vad 1 yxk nsxk ( vkSj

¼[k½ blds vfrfjDr vius eri= ij nwljs vH;fFkZ;ksa ds ukeksa ds lkeus okys LFkkuksa esa

vf/keku&Øe esa mrus i“pkr~orhZ vf/keku] ftls og pkgrk gS 2] 3] 4 vad vkSj blh

izdkj ds vU; vad yxkdj] fpfàr dj ldsxkA

Li"Vhdj.k &

bl mifu;e ds [k.M ¼d½ vkSj ¼[k½ esa fufnZ’V vad Hkkjrh; vadks ds vUrjk’Vªh; :i esa ;k jkseu :i

esa ;k fdlh Hkkjrh; Hkk’kk esa iz;qDr :i esa fpfàr fd, tk ldsaxs] fdUrq “kCnksa esa minf“kZr ugha fd,

tk,axsA

¼3½ ihBklhu vf/kdkjh] ml n“kk esa ftlesa fd mlls fuokZpd ,slh izkFkZuk djs] ml fuokZpd dks

os vuqns“k le>k,xk tks erksa dks vfHkfyf[kr djus ds fy, eri= esa vUrfoZ’V gSaA

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

14. Procedure for giving ballot papers.—

(1) The polling officer shall be furnished with an authentic list or part thereof of the

electors entitled to vote at the place of polling.

(2) Immediately before a ballot paper is delivered to an elector, a mark shall be placed

against his name in that list, and the number of the elector as shown in that list shall be

entered on the counterfoil of the ballot paper.

(3) The elector shall sign his name in the list in token of receipt of the ballot paper,

whereupon, but not earlier, the ballot paper shall be delivered to him.

15. Supply of fresh ballot paper in certain circumstances.—

(1) An elector who has inadvertently dealt with his ballot paper in such a manner that it

cannot be conveniently used as a ballot paper may, on delivering it to the Presiding

Officer and on satisfying him of the inadvertence, obtain another ballot paper in place

of the ballot paper so delivered, and the latter shall, together with its counterfoil, be

marked as cancelled by the Presiding Officer.

(2) Any ballot papers so cancelled shall be kept in a separate envelope set apart for the

purpose.

16. Return of unused ballot papers by electors.—

If an elector after obtaining any ballot paper for the purpose of recording his vote decides not

to use the same, he shall return the ballot paper to the Presiding Officer, who shall mark it

'Returned and cancelled' and keep it in a separate envelope set apart for the purpose.

17. Manner of recording votes.—

(1) Every elector shall have as many preferences as there are candidates but no ballot paper

shall be considered invalid solely on the ground that all such preferences are not

marked.

(2) An elector in giving his vote—

(d) shall place on his ballot paper the figure 1 in the space opposite the name of the

candidate whom he chooses for his first preference ; and

(e) may, in addition, mark as many subsequent preferences as he wishes by placing

on his ballot paper the figures 2, 3, 4 and so on, in the spaces opposite the names

of other candidates, in order of preference.

Explanation.—

The figures referred to in clauses (a) and (b) of this sub-rule may be marked in the

international form of Indian numerals or in the Roman form or in the form used in any

Indian language but shall not be indicated in words.

(3) The Presiding Officer shall, if requested by an elector, explain to him the instructions

contained on the ballot paper for the recording of votes.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

18- fuokZpdksa }kjk ernku ds LFkku esa ernku dh xksiuh;rk cuk, j[kuk vkSj ernku izfØ;k &

¼1½

¼2½

¼3½

¼4½

gj og fuokZpd] ftls fu;e 14 ds v/khu eri= fn;k x;k gS] ernku ds LFkku esa ernku dh

xksiuh;rk cuk, j[ksxk vkSj bl iz;kstu ds fy, blesa blds i“pkr~ vf/kdfFkr ernku izfØ;k

dk vuqikyu djsxkA

fuokZpd] eri= izkIr gksus ij rR{k.k]&

¼d½

¼[k½

¼x½

¼?k½

¼³½

ernku dks’Bksa esa ls ,d esa tk,xk(

fu;e 17 ds mifu;e ¼2½ ds vuqlkj] viuk er vfHkfyf[kr djsxk(

eri= dks bl rjg eksM+ ysxk fd mldk er fNi tk,(

eqM+s gq, eri= dks erisVh esa Mky nsxk( vkSj

ernku ds LFkku ls ckgj pyk tk,xkA

gj fuokZpd vlE;d~ foyEc ds fcuk er nsxkA

tc ernku dks’B esa dksbZ fuokZpd gks rc vU; fdlh fuokZpd dks mlesa izos“k ugha djus fn;k

tk,xkA

19- fuj{kj ;k fu%’kDr fuokZpd ds erksa dk vfHkfyf[kr fd;k tkuk &

¼1½

¼2½

¼3½

20- eri=ksa dk ys[kk &

;fn dksbZ fuokZpd] fuj{kjrk ;k vU/ksiu ;k ml Hkk’kk ls] ftlesa eri= eqfnzr gS] vufHkK gksus

ds dkj.k vFkok fdlh “kkjhfjd ;k vU; fu%“kDrrk ds dkj.k eri= i


Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules. 1974

18. Maintenance of secrecy of voting by electors within place of polling and voting

procedure.—

(1) Every elector to whom a ballot paper has been delivered under rule 14 shall maintain

secrecy of voting with in the place of polling and for that purpose observe the voting

procedure herein after laid down.

(2) An elector on receiving the ballot paper shall forthwith—

(a) proceed to one of the voting compartments;

(b) record his vote in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 17;

(c) fold the ballot paper so as to conceal his vote ;

(d) insert the folded ballot paper into the ballot box: and

(e) quit the place of polling

(3) Every elector shall vote without undue delay.

(4) No elector shall be allowed to enter a voting compartment when another elector is

inside it.

19. Recording of votes of illiterate or disabled elector.—

(1) If an elector is unable to read the ballot paper or to record his vote thereon in

accordance with rule 17 by reason of illiteracy or blindness or, by not being converscnt

with the language in which the ballot papers are printed or, by reason of any physical or

other disability, the Presiding Officer shall record the vote on the ballot paper in

accordance with the wishes of the elector.

(2) The elector shall then himself or with the assistance of the Presiding Officer fold up the

ballot paper so as to conceal his vote and insert it into the ballot box.

(3) While acting under this rule, the Presiding Officer shall observe as much secrecy as is

feasible and shall keep a brief record of each such instance but shall not indicate therein

the manner in which any vote has been cast.

20. Account of ballot papers.—

(1) The Presiding Officer shall at the close of the poll prepare a ballot paper account in

Form 6 and enclose it in a separate cover with the words "Ballot Paper Account"

superscribed thereon.

(2) The Presiding Officer shall permit the authorised representative of a candidate, who so

desires, to take a true copy of the entries in the ballot paper account and shall attest it as

true copy.

21. Sealing up of ballot boxes and papers after the close of poll.—

(1) As soon as practicable after the close of poll the Presiding Officer shall, in the presence

of such candidates and authorised representatives of candidates as may be present,

close and seal up the slit as well as the ballot box.

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¼2½ og &

¼d½ fu;e 14 ds vuqlkj fpfàr fuokZpdksa dh lwph dh izfr dks (

¼[k½ eri=ksa ds izfri.kksZaa dks (

¼x½ fu;e 15 vkSj 16 ds v/khu jí fd, x, eri=ksa dks( vkSj

¼?k½ mi;ksx esa u yk, x, eri=ksa dks]

i`Fkd~& i`Fkd~ iSdsVksa esa cukdj j[ksxk vkSj gj ,d ,sls iSdsV dks viuh futh eqgj vkSj mu vH;fFkZ;ksa

ds izkf/kd`r izfrfuf/k;ksa dh] tks ml ij viuh eqgj yxkuk pkgs] eqgjksa ls eqgjcUn djsxkA

22- dqN n’kkvksa esa erisfV;ksa ls eri= dk vUrj.k &

¼1½ fuokZpu vk;ksx jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa] ubZ fnYyh esa laln~ Hkou ls fHkUu fdlh ernku ds

LFkku ij ihBklhu vf/kdkjh dks] fu;e 21 esa fdlh ckr ds gksrs gq, Hkh] ;g funs“k ns ldsxk

fd og vkfQlj fu;e 21 ds mifu;e ¼1½ ds vf/kdfFkr izfØ;k ds ctk; bl fu;e esa

vf/kdfFkr izfØ;k dk vuqlj.k ernku ds cUn gks tkus ds i“pkr~ djasA

¼2½ tgka mifu;e ¼1½ ds v/khu dksbZ funs“k fn;k x;k gks] ogka ihBklhu vf/kdkjh] ernku ds cUn

gks tkus ds i“pkr~ ;Fkklk/; “kh?kzrk ls ,sls vH;fFkZ;ksa vkSj vH;fFkZ;ksa ds izkf/kd`r izfrfuf/k;ksa

dh] tks mifLFkr gksa] mifLFkfr esa erisVh dks [kksysxk vkSj mlesa vUrfoZ’V lc eri=ksa dks]

mudh ijh{kk ;k x.kuk fd, fcuk] i`Fkd~ fyQkQs esa j[ksxk vkSj ,sls fyQkQs ij] &

¼d½ ernku ds LFkku dk uke( vkSj

¼[k½ ernku dh rkjh[k

vfHkfyf[kr djsxk A

¼3½ ,sls j[ks tkus ds i“pkr~ og vH;fFkZ;ksa vkSj muds izkf/kd`r izfrfuf/k;ksa dks] tks mifLFkr gkas]

erisVh dk fujh{k.k djus nsxk vkSj mUgsa ;g funf“kZr djsxk fd og [kkyh gSA

¼4½ mlds ckn og fyQkQs dks viuh futh eqgj vkSj mu vH;fFkZ;ksa vkSj vH;fFkZ;ksa ds izkf/kd`r

izfrfuf/k;ksa dh] tks mu ij viuh eqgjsa yxkuk pkgs] eqgjksa ls eqgjcUn djsxkA

¼5½ ,sls eqgjcUn fyQkQs ds ckjs esa] fu;e 23] 25] 32 vkSj 33 ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, ;g le>k

tk;sxk fd og ml ernku ds LFkku ij mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ erisVh gS vkSj rnuqlkj mu

fu;eksa ds mica/k ykxw gksaxsA

23- erisfV;ksa vkSj dkxtksa dk izs"k.k vkSj vfHkj{kk &

¼1½ jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa] ubZ fnYyh esa laln~ Hkou ls fHkUu ernku ds gj LFkku dk ihBklhu

vf/kdkjh] ernku esa mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ eqgjcUn erisVh vkSj iSdsVksa vkSj vU; lc dkxti=ksa

dks ,sls lk/kkj.k vkSj fo“ks’k vuqns“kksa ds vuqlkj] tks fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk ml fufeÙk fn,

tk,] fjVfuZx vkfQlj dks rR{k.k fHktok,xkA

¼2½ fjVfuZx vkfQlj ernku esa mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ lc erisfV;ksa vkSj iSdsVksa vkSj vU; dkxti=ksa

dh lqjf{kr vfHkj{kk] erksa dh x.kuk izkjEHk gksus rd] djus ds fy, ;Fkk;ksX; bUrtke djsxkA

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(2) He shall also make up into separate packets—

(a) the copy of the list of electors marked in accordance with rule 14;

(b) the counterfoils of ballot papers ;

(c) the ballot papers cancelled under rules 15 and 16 : and

(d) the unused ballot papers,

and seal each such packet with his own seal and the seals of those candidates and

authorised representatives of candidates who may desire to affix their seal thereon.

22. Transfer of ballot papers from ballot boxes in certain cases.—

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 21, the Election Commission may, at a

Presidential election, direct the Presiding Officer at any place of polling other than the

Parliament House in New Delhi to follow after the close of the poll the procedure laid

down in this rule instead of the procedure laid down in sub-rule (1) of rule 21.

(2) Where a direction has been issued under sub-rule (1), the Presiding Officer shall, as

soon as practicable after the close of the poll, open the ballot box in the presence of

such candidates and authorised representatives of candidates as may be present and

transfer all the ballot papers contained in it without examining or counting them into a

separate cover and record on such cover—

(a) the name of the place of polling ; and

(b) the date of the poll

(3) After such transfer he shall allow the candidates and their authorised representatives

who may be present, to inspect the ballot box and demonstrate to them that it is empty.

(4) He shall then seal the cover with his own seal and the seals of those candidates and

authorised representatives of candidates who may desire to affix their seals thereon.

(5) The cover so sealed shall, for the purposes of rules 23, 25, 32 and 33, be deemed to be

the ballot box used at that place of polling and the provisions of those rules shall apply

accordingly.

23. Dispatch and custody of ballot boxes and paper.—

(1) At a Presidential election, the Presiding Officer at every place of polling other than the

Parliament House in New Delhi shall forthwith cause the sealed ballot box and packets

and all other papers used at the poll to be sent to the Returning Officer in accordance

with such general or special instructions as may be issued in that behalf by the Election

Commission.

(2) The Returning Officer shall make adequate arrangements for the safe custody of all

sealed ballot boxes and packets and other papers used at the poll, until the

commencement of the counting of votes.

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24- vkikr esa ernku dk LFkxu &

¼1½ ;fn ernku ds fdlh LFkku esas cYos ;k [kqysvke fgalk ls dk;Zokfg;ksa esa fo?u ;k ck/kk iM+

tk, ;k fdlh ,sls LFkku esa fdlh izkd`frd foifRr ds dkj.k ;k vU; i;kZIr gsrqd ls ernku

gksuk laHko ugha gks] rks ihBklhu vkfQlj ernku dks ,slh rkjh[k rd ds fy, LFkfxr fd,

tkus dh ?kks’k.kk djsxk tks rRi“pkr~ vf/klwfpr dh tk,xh vkSj rR{k.k mu ifjfLFkfr;ksa dh

fjiksVZ fuokZpu vk;ksx dks vkSj ml n“kk esa] ds flok;] ftlesas fd og Lo;a fjVfuZax vkfQlj

ugha gS( fjVfuZx vkfQlj dks Hkh djsxkA

¼2½ tc dHkh ernku mifu;e ¼1½ ds v/khu LFkfxr fd;k tkuk gS rc] fuokZpu vk;ksx ;Fkk“kD;

“kh?kz og fnu ftldks] og LFkku ftlesas vkSj og le; ftlds nkSjku] LFkfxr ernku gksxk]

fu;r djsxk vkSj lc lEc) O;fDr;ksa dks ,slh jhfr esa] tSlh og Bhd le>s] mDr C;kSjs

vf/klwfpr djsxkA

¼3½ ml rkjh[k dks ftldks ,slk LFkfxr ernku gksrk gS] ,sls fuokZpd] tks ernku ds LFkxu ls

iwoZ viuk er ns pqds gksa] er nsus ds gdnkj ugh gksssaxs] fdUrq dsoy ,sls “ks’k fuokZpd] ernku

ds LFkxu ls iwoZ ernku ds LFkku ij er nsus ds gdnkj Fks] er ns ldsaxsA

25- erisfV;ksa ds fouk’k] vkfn dh n’kk esa Uk;k ernku &

¼1½ ;fn fuokZpu esa dksbZ erisVh ihBklhu vkfQlj ;k fjVfuZx vkfQlj dh vfHkj{kk ls

fof/kfo:)r;k fudky yh tkrh gS ;k fdlh izdkj mlesa xM+cM+ dj nh tkrh gS ;k fou’V

dj nh ;k [kks tkrh gS] rks ml ernku ds LFkku ij fd, x, ernku ds ckjs esa] tgka erisVh

mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ Fkh] ;g le>k tk;sxk fd og nwf’kr gqvk gS] vkSj fjVfuZx vkfQlj

;Fkklk/; “kh?kzrk ls fuokZpu vk;ksx dks ml ekeys dh fjiksVZ djsxk tks ml LFkku ij u;k

ernku djus ds fy, fnu fu;r djsxk vkSj og le; fu;r djsxk ftlds nkSjku ernku

gksxkA

¼2½ ;FkkiwoksZDr gj n“kk esa bu fu;eksa ds micU/k u, ernku dks ,sls ykxw gkszaxs tSls os ewy

ernku dks ykxw gksrs gSaA

26- fuokjd fojks/k ds v/khu fuokZpdksa }kjk ernku &

¼1½ bl v/;k; ds iwoZxkeh micU/kksa esa fdlh ckr ds gksrs gq, Hkh] ;fn fuokZpd rRle; izo`Ùk

fdlh fof/k ds v/khu fuokjd fujks/k esa j[kk x;k gks] rks og viuk er Mkd eri= }kjk ns

ldsxkA

¼2½ fuokZpu vk;ksx ml tsy ;k vU; LFkku ds] tgka ,slk fuokZpd fu:) gS] Hkkjlk/kd vkfQlj

dks leqfpr eri=] igpku dh ?kks’k.kk vkSj gLrk{kj ds vuqizek.ku dk iz:i rFkk bl iz;kstu

ds fy, fo“ks’k :i ls rS;kj fd, x, vko“;d fyQkQksa vkSj ,d vuqns“ki= ds lkFk]

jftLVªhd`r Mkd }kjk Hkstsxk ftlls fd os ernku ds fy, fu;r rkjh[k ls iwoZ ;Fkksfpr le;

ij ml vkfQlj ds ikl igqap tk,aA

¼3½ ernku dh rkjh[k dks mDr vkfQlj og eri= vkSj vU; vko“;d dkxti= fuokZpd dks

ifjnÙk djsxk] mls fuokZpu vk;ksx ds vuqns“kksa ds vuqlkj viuk er vfHkfyf[kr djus ds fy,

lc ;qfDr;qDr lqfo/kk,a vkSj i;kZIr le;] tks nks ?kaVs ls vf/kd ugh gksxk] vuqKkr djsxk] rFkk

;fn vkSj tc fuokZpd us viuk er oSls vfHkfyf[kr dj fn;k gks rks rc] eri= vkSj vU;

lacf/kr dkxti=ksa dks eqgjcUn fyQkQs esa ;k rks jftLVªhd`r Mkd }kjk ;k fo“ks’k lans“kokgd

}kjk fjVfuZx vkfQlj dks Hkstsxk ftlls fd os fu;e 27 ds v/khu erksa dh x.kuk ds fy,

fu;r le; ls iwoZ mlds ikl igqap tk,aA

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24. Adjournment of poll in emergencies.—

(1) If the proceedings at any place of polling are interrupted or obstructed by riot or open

violence, or if it is not possible to take the poll at any such place on account of a natural

calamity or other sufficient cause, the Presiding Officer shall announce an adjournment

of the poll to a date to be notified later, and immediately report the circumstances to the

Election Commission and, unless he is the Returning Officer, also to the Returning

Officer.

(2) Whenever a poll is adjourned under sub-rule (1), the Election Commission shall, as

soon as may be, fix the day on which, the place at which, and the hours during which

the adjourned poll shall be taken, and shall notify the said details to all concerned in

such manner as it may think fit.

(3) On the date on which such adjourned poll is taken, the electors who have already voted

at the poll before its adjournment will not be entitled to vote, but only the remaining

electors who were entitled to vote at the place of polling before its adjournment may

vote.

25. Fresh poll in case of destruction, etc., of ballot boxes.—

(1) If at an election, any ballot box is unlawfully taken away from the custody of the

Presiding Officer or the Returning Officer or is in any way tampered with, destroyed or

lost, the poll taken at the place of polling where that ballot box was used shall be

deemed to have been vitiated ; and the Returning Officer shall, as soon as practicable,

report the matter to the Election Commission, which shall appoint a day for the taking

of a fresh poll at that place and fix the hours during which it will be taken.

(2) In every such case as aforesaid, the provisions of these rules shall apply to the fresh

poll as they apply to the original poll.

26. Voting by electors under preventive detention.—

(1) Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this Chapter, an elector may, if

he is subjected to preventive detention under any law for the time being in force, give

his vote by postal ballot.

(2) The Election Commission shall send by registered post to the officer-in-charge of the

jail or other place where the elector is detained the appropriate ballot paper, together

with a form of declaration of identity and attestation of signature and necessary

envelopes specially prepared for the purpose and a letter of instructions, so as to reach

that officer in good time before the date fixed for polling.

(3) On the date of polling the said officer shall deliver the ballot paper and other necessary

papers to the elector, allow him all reasonable facilities and sufficient time, not

exceeding two hours, for recording his vote in accordance with the instructions of the

Election Commission, and if and when the elector has so recorded his vote, send the

ballot paper and other connected papers in a sealed cover, either by registered post or

through a special messenger, to the Returning Officer so as to reach him before the time

fixed for the counting of votes under rule 27.

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gj ljdkj dk ;g drZO; gksxk fd ;fn dksbZ fuokZpd ml ljdkj }kjk ;k mlds izkf/kdkj ds

v/khu fuokjd fujks/k esa j[ks x, gSa] rks og muds ukeksa dh lwpuk] muds fujks/k ds LFkkuksa ds

ckjs esa vko“;d fof“kf’V;ksa lfgr] leqfpr le; ij fuokZpu vk;ksx dks nsA

27- erksa dh x.kuk ds fy, LFkku vkSj le; &

v/;k; 4

erksa dh x.kuk vkSj ifj.kkeksa dh ?kks"k.kk

erksa dh x.kuk ubZ fnYyh esa fjVfuZx vkfQlj ds dk;kZy; esa ,sls fnu vkSj ,sls le; ij dh tk,xh]

tks fuokZpu vk;kssx bl fufeÙk fu;r djs] vkSj fuokZpu vk;ksx ,sls fu;r rkjh[k vkSj le; dh

lwpuk lc vH;fFkZ;ksa dks nsxkA

28- x.kuk ds fy, fu;r LFkku esa izos’k &

fjVfuZaax vkfQlj &

¼d½

,sls O;fDr;ksa ds] ftUgsa og x.kuk esa viuh lgk;rk ds fy, fu;qDr djsa(

¼[k½ vH;fFkZ;ksa vkSj gj ,d vH;FkhZ }kjk fyf[kr :i ls izkf/kd`r ,d le; ij ,d izfrfuf/k ds (

¼x½

¼?k½

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(4) It shall be the duty of every Government to intimate to the Election Commission at the

appropriate time the names of electors, if any, who are subjected to preventive

detention by or under the authority of that Government, together with the necessary

particulars as to their places of detention.

CHAPTER IV

COUNTING OF VOTES AND DECLARATION OF RESULTS

27. Place and time for counting of votes.—

The counting of votes shall take place at the office of the Returning Officer in New Delhi on

such day and at such time as the Election Commission may appoint in this behalf; and the

Election Commission shall give notice to all the candidates of the date and time so appointed.

28. Admission to the place fixed for counting.—

The Returning Officer shall exclude from the place fixed for counting of vote all persons

except —

(a) such persons as he may appoint to assist him in the counting ;

(b) the candidates and one representative at a time authorised in writing by each candidate :

(c) public servants on duty in connection with the election ; and

(d) persons authorised by the Election Commission.

29. Maintenance of secrecy of voting.—

Before the counting begins, the Returning Officer shall read out the provisions of section 22

to the persons present.

30. Statement showing the number of votes of each elector at the Presidential election.—

For the purposes of every Presidential election, the Election Commission shall furnish the

Returning Officer with a statement showing the number of votes which every elector has

under the provisions of clause (2) of article 55 ; and every ballot paper put in by an elector at

that election shall be deemed to represent as many votes as that elector is shown as having in

that statement.

31. Ballot papers when invalid.—

(1) A ballot paper shall be invalid on which—

(a) the figure 1 is not marked ; or

(b) the figure 1 is marked opposite the name of more than one candidate or is so

marked as to render it doubtful to which candidate it is intended to apply; or

(c) the figure 1 and some other figure are marked opposite the name of the same

candidate ; or

(d) any mark is made by which the elector may afterwards be identified.

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Li"Vhdj.k & bl mifu;e ds [k.M ¼d½] ¼[k½ vkSj ¼x½ esa fufnZ’V vad Hkkjrh; vadks ds vUrjkZ’Vªh;

:i esa ;k fdlh Hkkjrh; Hkk’kk esa iz;qDr :i esa fpfàr fd;s tk ldsaxss] fdUrq “kCnksa esa minf”kZr ugha

fd, tk,axsA

¼2½ eri= ml n”kk esa Hkh vfof/kekU; gksxk ftlesa Mkd eri= gksrs gq, ml ij fuokZpd ds

gLrk{kj lE;d~ :i ls vuqizekf.kr ugha gSaA

32- gj ,d erisVh ds [kksys tkus ij izfØ;k &

gj ,d erisVh ds vkSj fu;e 26 ds mifu;e ¼3½ ds v/khu izkIr gj ,d eqgjcUn fyQkQs ¼;fn dksbZ

gks½ ds Hkh [kksys tkus ds i”pkr~] fjVfuZax vkfQlj] &

¼d½ mu esa ls fudkys x, eri=ksa dh x.kuk djsxk vkSj iz:i 6 esa eri= ys[kk ds Hkkx 2 dks iwjk

djsxk(

¼[k½ eri=ksa dh laoh{kk djsxk vkSj mudks tks mldh jk; esa fof/kekU; gaS] muls i`Fkd~ djsxk tks

mldh jk; esa vfof/kekU; gS vkSj i“pkr~dfFkr eri=ksa ij ^^ukeatwj** “kCn vkSj ukeeatwjh dk

vk/kkj i`’Bkafdr djsxk ( vkSj

¼x½ lc fof/kekU; eri=ksa dks gj ,d vH;FkhZ ds fy, vfHkfyf[kr izFke vf/keku ds Øe ds

vuqlkj iklZyksa esa j[ksxk %

ijUrq ;fn jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa fdlh ernku ds LFkku esa iz;qDr erisVh esa ,sls fuokZpdksa ds eri= gSa

ftUgsa muds vius fuosnu ij mDr ernku ds LFkku esa er Mkyus ds fy, fu;e 7 ds vuqlj.k esa

fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk fo”ks’k :i ls vuqKk nh xbZ gS] rks ,sls eri=] x.kuk vkSj iz:i 6 esa vfHkys[ku

ds i”pkr~] i`Fkd dj fy, tk,axs vkSj ,d gh izoxZ ds fuokZpdksa }kjk iz;qDr mlh izdkj ds vU;

eri=ksa ds lkFk feyk fy, tk,axs vkSj mlds i”pkr~ mudh laoh{kk dh tk,xhA

33- ifj.kke dk vo/kkj.k &

lc erisfV;ksa vkSj eqgjcUn fyQkQksa ¼;fn dksbZ gks½ ds [kksys tkus vkSj eri=ksa dh laoh{kk vkSj muds

Øec) fd;s tkus ds i”pkr~] fjVfuZax vkfQlj bu fu;eksa dh vuqlwph esa vUrfoZ’V vuqns”kksa ds

vuqlkj ernku ds ifj.kke dk vo/kkj.k djus ds fy, dk;Zokgh djsxkA

34- iquxZ.kuk &

tc fjVfuZax vkfQlj dk fdlh iwoZru x.kuk dh “kq)rk ds ckjsa esa lek/kku u gks] rc og erksa dh

iquZx.kuk ,d ckj ;k ,d ls vf/kd ckj] ;k rks Loizsj.kk ls ;k fdlh vH;FkhZ ds ;k ml vH;FkhZ dh

vuqifLFkfr esa ml vH;FkhZ ds izkf/kd`r izfrfuf/k ds fuosnu ij dj ldsxk %

ijUrq blesa vUrfoZ’V fdlh ckr ls fjVfuZax vkfQlj ds fy, ;g ck/;dj u gks tk,xk fd og mUgha

erksa dh iquxZ.kuk ,d ls vf/kd ckj djsA

35- ifj.kke dh ?kks"k.kk &

¼1½ tc x.kuk lekIr gks tk, vkSj ernku ds ifj.kke dk vo/kkj.k dj fy;k tk,] rc fjVfuZax vkfQlj

rR{k.k] &

¼d½ mifLFkr O;fDr;ksa dks ifj.kke crk,xk (

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Explanation—The figures referred to in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this sub-rule may be

marked in the international form of Indian numerals or in the Roman form or in the form

used in any Indian language, but shall not be indicated in words.

(2) A ballot paper shall also be invalid if, being a postal ballot paper, the signature of the

elector is not duly attested.

32. Procedure upon opening each ballot box.—

After each ballot box and also each sealed cover (if any) received under sub-rule (3) of rule

26, has been opened, the Returning Officer shall—

(a)

(b)

count the number of ballot papers taken out there from and complete Part II of the

Ballot Paper Account in Form 6 ;

scrutinise the ballot papers and separate those which in his opinion are valid from those

which in his opinion are invalid, endorsing on the latter the word 'rejected' and the

ground of rejection ; and

(c) arrange all the valid ballot papers in parcels according to the first preferences recorded

for each candidate:

Provided that if, at a Presidential election, the ballot box used at a place of polling contains

ballot papers of electors who, at their request are specially permitted by the Election

Commission in pursuance of rule 7 to cast their votes at the said place of polling, such ballot

papers shall, after the counting and recording in Form 6 is completed, be separated and added

to the other ballot papers of the same kind used by electors in the same category and shall

thereafter be scrutinised.

33. Determination of result.—

After all the ballot boxes and sealed covers (if any) have been opened and the ballot papers

have been scrutinised and arranged, the Returning Officer shall proceed to determine the

result of the voting in accordance with the instructions contained in the Schedule to these

rules.

34. Recounting.—

The Returning Officer may, either on his own initiative or at the instance of any candidate or

of the authorised representative of a candidate in the absence of that candidate, recount votes,

whether once or more than once, when the Returning Officer is not satisfied as to the

accuracy of a previous count:

Provided that nothing herein contained shall make it obligatory on the Returning Officer to

recount the same votes more than once.

35. Declaration of result.—

(1) When the counting is complete and theresult of the Voting has been determined, the

Returning Officer shall forth with—

(a) announce the result to those present;

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

¼[k½ /kkjk 12 ds v/khu dsUnzh; ljdkj vkSj fuokZpu vk;ksx dks fuokZpu ifj.kke dh fjiksVZ

Hkstsxk (

¼x½ iz:i 7 esa fuokZpu ifj.kke dh fooj.kh rS;kj vkSj izekf.kr djsxk ( vkSj

¼?k½ fof/kekU; eri=ksa vkSj ukeatwj eri=ksa dks i`Fkd~&i`Fkd~ iSdsVksa esa eqgjcUn djsxk vkSj

gj ,d ,sls iSdsV ij mldh vUroZLrqvksa dk o.kZu vfHkfyf[kr djsxkA

¼2½ fjVfuZax vkfQlj rRi”pkr~ ;Fkk”kD; “kh?kz fuokZpu vk;ksx dks izekf.kr ifj.kke dh fooj.kh

izf’kr djsxkA

v/;k; 5

izdh.kZ

36- erisfV;ksa vkSj fuokZpu dkxti=ksa dh vfHkj{kk &

fuokZpu esa mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ lc erisfV;ksa vkSj eri=ksa ds iSdsV vkSj fuokZpu ls lEc) lc vU;

dkxti= fuokZpu ds i”pkr~ ,slh vfHkj{kk esa j[ks tk,axs tSlk fuokZpu vk;ksx fufnZ’V djsA

37- fuokZpu dkxti=ksa dk is’k djuk vkSj fujh{k.k &

¼1½ eri=ksa ds] pkgs os fof/kekU; gksa ;k ukaetwj] vkSj muds izfri.kkZsa ds iSdsV vkSj fu;e 14 ds

vuqlkj fpfàr fuokZpdksa dh lwfp;ksa ds iSdsV mPpre U;k;ky; ;k vU; l{ke U;k;ky; ds

vkns”k ds v/khu [kksys tkus ds flok;] fdlh O;fDr ;k izkf/kdkjh }kjk u rks [kksys tk,axs vkSj

u vudh vUroZLrqvksa dk fujh{k.k fd;k tk,xk vkSj u muds le{k is”k fd, tk,axsA

¼2½ fuokZpu laca/kh vU; lc dkxti= ,slh “krksZa ds v/khu vkSj ,slh Qhl] vfn dksbZ gks] fn,

tkus ij] tSlh fuokZpu vk;ksx fufnZ’V djs] turk ds fujh{k.k ds fy, [kqys gksaxsA

38- fuokZpu dkxti=ksa dk O;;u &

fu;e 37 esa fufnZ’V iSdsV vkSj vU; dkxti= fuokZpu ds ifj.kke dh ?kks’k.kk dh rkjh[k ls nks o’kZ dh

vof/k rd j[ks tk,axs vkSj rRi”pkr~ ml n”kk ds flok; fofu’V dj fn, tk,axs ftlesa fd mPpre

U;k;ky; ;k vU; l{ke U;k;ky; }kjk ;k fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk rRÁzfrdwy funs”k fn;k x;k gksA

39- fuokZpu ifj.kke dh fooj.kh dh izfr;ka&

fu;e 35 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpu ifj.kke dh izekf.kr fooj.kh dh izfr;ka] gj izfr ds fy, ,d :i;k Qhl

fn, tkus ij] fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk nh tk,axhA

40- fuokZpdksa dh lwph&

fuokZpu vk;ksx jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu ds iz;kstuksa ds fy, Øe”k% vuqPNsn 54

esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds lnL;ksa dh lwph vkSj vuqPNsn 66 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds lnL;ksa dh lwph

muds v|ru “kq)d`r irksa lfgr] cuk, j[ksxkA

41- fujlu &

jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e 1952 blds }kjk fujflr fd, tkrs gSaA

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(b)

(c)

(d)

report the result to the Central Government and the Election Commission under

section 12 ;

prepare and certify a return of the election in Form 7 ; and

seal up in separate packets the valid ballot papers and the rejected ballot papers

and record on each such packet a description of its contents.

(2) The Returning Officer shall, as soon as may be thereafter, forward the certified return

to the Election Commission.

CHAPTER V

MISCELLANEOUS

36. Custody of ballot boxes and election papers.—

All ballot boxes used at the election and the packets of ballot papers and all other papers

relating to the election shall, after the election, be kept in such custody as the Election

Commission may direct.

37. Production and inspection of election papers.—

(1) The packets of ballot papers, whether valid or rejected, and their counterfoils and the

packets containing the lists of electors marked in accordance with rule 14 shall not be

opened, not shall their contents be inspected by, or produced before, any person or

authority, except under the order of the Supreme Court or other competent court.

(2) All other papers relating to the election shall be open to public inspection subject to

such conditions and to the payment of such fee, if any, as the Election Commission

may direct.

38. Disposal of election papers.—

The packets and other papers referred to in rule 37 shall be retained for a period of two years

from the date of declaration of the result of the election, and shall thereafter be destroyed

unless a direction to the contrary is given by the Supreme Court or other competent court or

by the Election Commission.

39. Copies of return of election.—

Copies of the certified return of the election referred to in rule 35 shall be furnished by the

Election Commission on payment of a fee of one rupee per copy.

40. List of electors.—

The Election Commission shall maintain a list of members of the electoral college referred to

in article 54 and a list of members of the electoral college referred to in article 66, with their

addresses correct up to date for the purposes, respectively, of Presidential election and Vice-

Presidential election.

41. Repeal.—

The Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1952, are hereby repealed.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

iz:i 1

¼fu;e 3 nsf[k,½

Hkkjr ds jk"Vªifr*@mijk"Vªifr* in ds fy, fuokZpu dh yksd lwpuk

Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr@mijk’Vªifr in Hkjus ds fy, fuokZpu djus ds fy,] fuokZpu vk;ksx }kjk] jk’Vªirh; vkSj

mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh /kkjk 4 dh mi/kkjk ¼1½ ds v/khu vf/klwpuk fudky nh xbZ gS] vr%

,sls fuokZpu ds fy, fjVfuZax vkfQlj] eSa&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&lwpuk nsrk gwa fd &&&

(i) vH;FkhZ ;k mlds izLFkkidksa ;k leFkZdksa esa ls fdlh ,d }kjk ukefunsZ”ku i= fuEugLrk{kjdrkZ

dks &&&&&&&ubZ fnYyh esa mlds dk;kZy; esa ;k ;fn og vifjotZuh; :i ls muqifLFkr

gks] rks&&&&&&&& dks mDr dk;kZy; esa &&&&&&&&& ds mijkUr ¼ yksd vodk”k&fnu ls

fHkUu½ fdlh fnu 11 cts iwokZà vkSj 3 cts vijkà ds chp ifjnÙk fd;s tk ldsaxs(

(ii) gj ,d ukefunsZ”ku i= ds lkFk ml lalnh; fuokZpu&{ks= dh fuokZpd ukekoyh esa vH;FkhZ ls

lEc) izfof’V dh ,d izekf.kr izfr yxkbZ tk,xh ftlesa vH;FkhZ fuokZpd ds :i esa

jftLVhªd`r gS(

(iii) gj vH;FkhZ dsoy nks gtkj ikap lkS :i;s dh jkf”k tek djsxk ;k tek djok,xkA ;g jde

ukefunsZ”ku i= izLrqr djrs le; fjVfuZax vkfQlj ds ikl udn tek dh tk ldsxh ;k

Hkkjrh; fjtoZ cSad ;k fdlh ljdkjh [ktkus esa blls igys tek dh tk ldsxh vkSj

i”pkr~dfFkr n”kk esa ,slh jlhn dk] ftlesa ;g nf”kZr fd;k gks fd mDr jkf”k tek dj nh

xbZ gS] ukefunsZ”ku i= ds lkFk yxk;k tkuk vko”;d gksxk(

(iv) ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa ds iz:i iwoksZDr dk;kZy; ls iwoksZDr le; ij izkIr fd, tk ldsaxs(

(v) vf/kfu;e dh /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj fd, x, ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa ls fHkUu

ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa dh laoh{kk&&&&&&&&&&&&&&¼LFkku½ esa &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼rkjh[k½ dks&&&&&&&&&&¼cts½ dh tk,xh(

(vi) vi)vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk vH;FkhZ] ;k mlds izLFkkidksa ;k leFkZdksa esa ls fdlh ,d

}kjk] tks vH;FkhZ }kjk fyf[kr :i ls bl fufeÙk izkf/kd`r fd;k x;k gks] fuEugLrk{kjdrkZ dks]

mijksDr iSjk (i) esa fofufnZ’V LFkku esa&&&&&&&&&&¼rkjh[k½ dks rhu cts vijkà ls igys

ifjnÙk dh tk ldsxh (

(vii)

fuokZpu yMs+ tkus dh n'kk esa ernku bu fu;eksa ds v/khu fu;r fd;s x;s ernku ds LFkku esa

&&&&&&&&&¼rkjh[k½ dks &&&&&&&&&&&cts vkSj&&&&&&&&&&cts ds chp gksxkA

LFkku --------------------------------------------- gLrk{kj -------------------------------------------------

¼fjVfuZax vkWfQlj

rkjh[k---------------------------------------------- ¼inkfHk/kku½ ------------------------------------------

* ;fn ykxq u gks rks dkV nhft,A

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 1

(See rule 3)

PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF

*PRESIDENT/*VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA

WHEREAS a notification under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential

Elections Act, 1952, for the holding of an election to fill the office of President/Vice-President of

India has been issued by the Election Commission, I, ...................................................the Returning

Officer for such election, do hereby give notice that—

(i) nomination papers may be delivered by a candidate or any one of his proposers or seconders to

the undersigned at his office in ........... .................................. New Delhi, or if he is unavoidably

absent, to... ........................... at the said office between 11 A.M. and 3 P.M. on any day (other

than a public holiday) not later than the ...............................;

(ii) each nomination paper shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the entry relating to the

candidate in the electoral roll for the Parliamentary constituency in which the candidate is

registered as an elector;

(iii) every candidate shall deposit or cause to be deposited a sum of rupees fifteen thousand only.

This amount may be deposited in cash with the Returning Officer at the time of presentation of

the nomination paper or deposited earlier in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government

Treasury and in the latter case a receipt showing that the said deposit of the sum has been so

made is required to be enclosed with the nomination paper;

(iv) forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the above said office at the times aforesaid;

(v) the nomination papers, other than those rejected under subsection (4) of section 5B of the Act,

will be taken up for scrutiny at .............{place) on ...................................... {date) at

......................... {hours);

(vi) the notice of withdrawal of candidatures may be delivered by a candidate, or any one of his

proposers or seconders who has been authorised in this behalf in writing by the candidate, to

the undersigned at the place specified in paragraph (i) above before three o'clock in the

afternoon of............................ {date);

(vii) in the event of the election being contested, the poll will be taken on..................{date) between

hours of......................and.............. at the places of polling fixed under the rules.

Place ............................... (Signature) ....................

Dated the........................

(Returning Officer)

(Designation) ....................

* Strike off if inapplicable.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

iz:i 2

¼fu;e 4 nsf[k,½

ukefunsZ“ku i=

Hkkjr ds jk"Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu

ge Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu ds fy, vH;FkhZ ds :i esa&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼vH;FkhZ dk iwjk uke vkSj irk½dks ukefunsZf“kr djrs gSaA

geus lR;kfir dj fn;k gS] vkSj ge ?kksf’kr djrs gaS] fd mDr vH;FkhZ us 35 o’kZ dh vk;q iqjh dj yh gS vkSj

og &&&&&&&&&&&&& jkT; esa&&&&&&&&&&& &&&&&&&&&&lalnh; fuokZpu&{ks= dh fuokZpd

ukekoyh esa jftLVªhd`r gSA

ml fuokZpd ukekoyh esa mDr vH;FkhZ ls lEc) izfof’V dh ,d izekf.kr izfr layXu gSA

ge ;g vkSj ?kksf’kr djrs gaS fd ge] blds uhps ;Fkk minf“kZr yksd lHkk ;k jkT; lHkk ;k fo/kku lHkk ds

fuokZfpr lnL; gksus ds ukrs] lafo/kku ds vuqPNsn 54 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds lnL; gSa vkSj ge ;g

ukefunsZ“ku djus ds izek.k Lo:i uhps vius gLrk{kj djrs ga %&

izLFkkidksa dh fof'kf"V;ka vkSj muds gLrk{kj

Øe iwjk uke yksd lHkk dk fuokZfpr jkT;@¼ fdlh la?k jkT; gLrk{kj rkjh[k

la0 lnL; gS ;k jkT; lHkk {ks= ls yksd lHkk ;k

dk ;k fo/kku lHkk dk jkT; lHkk ds fy, fuokZfpr

lnL; dh n“kk esa½

la?k jkT; {ks= tgka ls

ls fuokZfpr gqvk

1 2 3 4 5 6

1-

2-

3-

4-

5-

6-

7-

8-

9-

10-

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*vkfn

* de ls de ipkl fuokZpd izLFkkidksa ds :i esa gksus pkfg,aA

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 2

(See rule 4)

NOMINATION PAPER

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

We hereby nominate .......................................................................... (Full name and address of the

candidate) as a candidate for election to the office of the President of India.

We have verified, and do hereby declare, that the said candidate has completed the age of 35 years

and is registered in the electoral roll for the Parliamentary constituency of ..................,

.......................... in the State of .........................................

A certified copy of the entry in that electoral roll relating to the said candidate is attached.

We further declare that we are members of the electoral college referred to in article 54 of the

Constitution being elected members of the House of the People or Council of States or the

Legislative Assembly as indicated hereunder and we append our signatures below in token of

subscribing to this nomination: —

Particulars of the proposers and their signatures

SI. Full Whether elected State/Union territory Signature Date

No. name member of the House (in the case of member

of the People/Council elected to the House of

of States/Legislative People or Council of States

Assembly from a Union territory) in/

From which elected

1. 2 3 4 5 6

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.






50.

*etc.

*There should be at least fifty elections as proposers.

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izLFkkidksa dh fof'kf"V;ka vkSj muds gLrk{kj

Øe iwjk uke yksd lHkk dk fuokZfpr jkT;@¼ fdlh la?k jkT; gLrk{kj rkjh[k

la0 lnL; gS ;k jkT; lHkk {ks= ls yksd lHkk ;k

dk ;k fo/kku lHkk dk jkT; lHkk ds fy, fuokZfpr

lnL; dh n“kk esa½

la?k jkT; {ks= tgka ls

ls fuokZfpr gqvk

1 2 3 4 5 6

1-

2-

3-

4-

5-

6-

7-

8-

9-

10-

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*vkfn

* de ls de ipkl fuokZpd izLFkkidksa ds :i esa gksus pkfg,aA

eSa bl ukefunsZ“ku ds fy, viuh vuqefr nsrk gwa

vH;FkhZ ds gLrk{kj &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼fjVfuZx vkfQlj }kjk Hkjk tk,½

ukefunsZ“ku i= dh Øe la0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

;g ukefunsZ“ku i= eq>s esjs dk;kZy; esa&&&&&&&&&&&rkjh[k dks&&&&&&&&&&&¼cts½ vH;FkhZ@izLFkkid

&&&&&&&&¼uke½@leFkZd&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ }kjk uhps ;Fkk minf”kZr layXudksa] ftudk

¼1½

¼2½

gksuk rkRif;Zr gS] lfgr ifjnÙk fd;k x;kA

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

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Particulars of the Seconders and their signatures

SI. Full Whether elected State/Union territory Signature Date

No. name member of the House (in the case of member

of the People/Council elected to the House of

of States/Legislative People or Council of States

Assembly from a Union territory) in/

From which elected

1. 2 3 4 5 6

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.






50.

*etc.

*There should be at least fifty electors as seconders

I assent to this nomination.

...……………………..

Signature of candidate

Date................................

(To be filled by the Returning Officer)

Serial Number of nomination paper .....................................................

This nomination paper was delivered to me at my office at................... (hour) on ................ (date) by

the candidate/proposer .................................. (name)/ seconder ...................................... (name) with

enclosures as indicated below purporting to be—

(1)

(2)

Date ……………………………..

……………………………

Returning Officer

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

¼/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu fjVfuZax vkfQlj dk fofu“p; ¼;fn dksbZ gks½

eSaus bl ukefunsZ“ku i= dks uhps fn, x, dkj.kkssa ls jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh

/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj dj fn;k x;k gS %&

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ukefunsZ’ku i= Lohdkj ;k ukeatwj djus okys fjVfuZax vkfQlj dk fofu’p;

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

eSaus bl ukefunsZ“ku i= dh jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh /kkjk 5M - ds vuqlkj

ijh{kk dj yh gS vkSj eSa fuEufyf[kr :i esa fofu“p; djrk gwa %&

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

¼fNnz.k½ &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ukefunsZ’ku i= ds fy, jlhn vkSj laoh{kk dh lwpuk

¼ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr djus okys O;fDr dks fn, tkus ds fy,½

ukefunsZ“ku i= dh Øe la0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ dk]tks Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu ds fy, vH;FkhZ

gS] ukefunsZ“ku i= eq>s esjs dk;kZy; esa &&&&&&&&& ¼rkjh[k½ dks &&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼cts½

vH;FkhZ@izLFkkid &&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½@leFkZd &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ }kjk ifjnÙk fd;k

x;kA

jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj fd, x,

ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa ls fHkUu lc ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa dhlaoh{kk&&&&&&&&&&&¼rkjh[k½ dks&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼cts½ &&&&&&&&&&& ¼LFkku½ esa dh tk,xh

eSaus bl vH;FkhZ ds ukefunsZ“ku i= dks uhps fn, x;s dkj.kksa ls jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e]

1952 5[k dh mi/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj dj fn;k gS %&]

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

[ ] ;fn ykxw u gks rks dkV nhft,A

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[Decision of the Returning Officer (if any) under subsection (4) of section 5B

I have rejected this nomination paper under sub-section (4) of section 5B of the Presidential and

Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the reasons given below: —

Date ……………………………..

………………………………

Returning Officer

Decision of the Returning Officer accepting or rejecting the nomination paper

I have examined this nomination paper in accordance with section 5E of the Presidential and Vice-

Presidential Elections Act, 1952 and decide as follows: —

Date ……………………………..

…………………………

Returning Officer

(Perforation)……………………………………………………………………………………………

Receipt for Nomination Paper and Notice of Scrutiny

(To be handed over to the person presenting the nomination paper)

Serial Number of the nomination paper ........................................................

The nomination paper of..............................................(name), a candidate for election to the office of

the President of India, was delivered to me at my office at............................................................(hour)

on.............................(date) by the candidate/ proposer..............................................(name)/ seconder

....................................(name).

All nomination papers, other than those rejected under sub-section (4) of section 5B of the

Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, will be taken up for scrutiny at

................................... (hour) on ................................ (date) at ............................... (place).

[2. The nomination paper of this candidate has been rejected by me under sub-section (4) of section

5B of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the reasons given below:—]

Date ……………………………..

………………………………

Returning Officer

[ ] Score out if not applicable.

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iz:i 3

¼fu;e 4 nsf[k,½

ukefunsZ’ku i=

Hkkjr ds mijk"Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu

ge laln~ lnL; gksus ds ukrs lafo/kku ds vuqPNsn 66 esa fufnZ’V fuokZpdx.k ds lnL; ftUgksaus uhps gLrk{kj

fd;s gSa] Hkkjr ds mijk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu dsfy, vH;FkhZ ds :Ik esa&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼vH;FkhZ dk iwjk uke vkSj irk½ dks ukefunsZf“kr djrs gSaA

geus lR;kfir dj fn;k gS] vkSj ge ?kksf’kr djrs gS] fd mDr vH;FkhZ us 35 o’kZ dh vk;q iqjh dj yh gS vkSj

og &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& jkT; esa&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&lalnh;

fuokZpu&{ks= dh fuokZpd ukekoyh esa jftLVªhd`r gSA

ml fuokZpd ukekoyh es mDr vH;FkhZ ls lEc) izfof’V dh ,d izekf.kr izfr layXu gSA ge blds uhps ;Fkk

minf“kZr viuh iwjh fof”kf’V;ka nsrs gaS vkSj ge ;g ukefunsZ“ku djus ds izek.kLo:i uhps vius gLrk{kj djrs gSa

%&

izLFkkidksa dh fof'kf"V;ka vkSj muds gLrk{kj

Øe iwjk uke yksd lHkk dk lnL; jkT;@la?k jkT;{ks= gLrk{kj rkjh[k

la0 gS ;k jkT; lHkk dk tgka ls fuokZfpr gqvk

1 2 3 4 5 6

1-

2-

3-

4-

5-

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*vkfn

* de ls de ipkl fuokZpd izLFkkidksa ds :i esa gksus pkfg,aA

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 3

(See rule 4)

NOMINATION PAPER

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA

We, the undersigned Members of the electoral college referred to in article 66 of the Constitution

being Members of Parliament hereby nominate ............................................................................ (full

name and address of candidate) as a candidate for election to the office of the Vice-President of

India.

We have verified, and do hereby declare, that the said candidate has completed the age of 35 years

and is registered in the electoral roll for the Parliamentary constituency of ..........................................

in the State of ...........................................

A certified copy of the entry in that electoral roll relating to the said candidate is attached. We furnish

our full particulars as indicated hereunder and append our signatures below in token of subscribing to

this nomination.

Particulars of the proposers and their signatures

SI. Full Whether member of State/Union territory Signature Date

No. name the House of the from which elected

People/Council of

States

1. 2 3 4 5 6

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.






20.

*etc.

*There should be at least twenty electors as proposers.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

izLFkkidksa dh fof'kf"V;ka vkSj muds gLrk{kj

Øe iwjk uke yksd lHkk dk lnL; jkT;@la?k jkT;{ks= gLrk{kj rkjh[k

la0 gS ;k jkT; lHkk dk tgka ls fuokZfpr gqvk

1 2 3 4 5 6

1-

2-

3-

4-

5-

6-

7-

8-

9-

10-

---

---

---

---

---

20

*vkfn

* de ls de ipkl fuokZpd izLFkkidksa ds :i esa gksus pkfg,aA

eSa bl ukefunsZ“ku ds fy, viuh vuqefr nsrk gwa

vH;FkhZ ds gLrk{kj &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼fjVfuZx vkfQlj }kjk Hkjk tk,½

ukefunsZ“ku i= dh Øe la0 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

;g ukefunsZ“ku i= eq>s esjs dk;kZy; esa&&&&&&&&&&&rkjh[k dks&&&&&&&&&&&¼cts½ vH;FkhZ@izLFkkid

&&&&&&&&¼uke½@leFkZd&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ }kjk uhps ;Fkk minf”kZr layXudksa] ftudk

¼1½

¼2½

gksuk rkRif;Zr gS] lfgr ifjnÙk fd;k x;kA

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

Particulars of the Seconders and their signatures

SI. Full Whether member of State/Union territory Signature Date

No. name the House of the from which elected

People/Council of

States

1. 2 3 4 5 6

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.






20.

*etc.

*There should be at least twenty electors as seconders.

I assent to this nomination.

...……………………..

Signature of candidate

Date................................

(To be filled by the Returning Officer)

Serial Number of nomination paper .....................................................

This nomination paper was delivered to me at my office at................... (hour) on ................ (date) by

the candidate/proposer .................................. (name)/ seconder ...................................... (name) with

enclosures as indicated below purporting to be—

(1)

(2)

Date ……………………………..

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………………………………

Returning Officer


jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

¼/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu fjVfuZax vkfQlj dk fofu“p; ¼;fn dksbZ gks½

eSaus bl ukefunsZ“ku i= dks uhps fn, x, dkj.kkssa ls jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh

/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj dj fn;k x;k gS %&

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ukefunsZ’ku i= Lohdkj ;k ukeatwj djus okys fjVfuZax vkfQlj dk fofu’p;

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

eSaus bl ukefunsZ“ku i= dh jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh /kkjk 5M - ds vuqlkj

ijh{kk dj yh gS vkSj eSa fuEufyf[kr :i esa fofu“p; djrk gwa %&

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

¼fNnz.k½ &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ukefunsZ’ku i= ds fy, jlhn vkSj laoh{kk dh lwpuk

¼ukefunsZ“ku i= izLrqr djus okys O;fDr dks fn, tkus ds fy,½

ukefunsZ“ku i= dh Øe la0&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ dk]tks Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu ds fy, vH;FkhZ

gS] ukefunsZ“ku i= eq>s esjs dk;kZy; esa &&&&&&&&& ¼rkjh[k½ dks &&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼cts½

vH;FkhZ@izLFkkid &&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½@leFkZd &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ }kjk ifjnÙk fd;k

x;kA

jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh /kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj fd, x,

ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa ls fHkUu lc ukefunsZ”ku i=ksa dhlaoh{kk&&&&&&&&&&&¼rkjh[k½ dks&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼cts½ &&&&&&&&&&& ¼LFkku½ esa dh tk,xh

eSaus bl vH;FkhZ ds ukefunsZ“ku i= dks uhps fn, x;s dkj.kksa ls jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e]

1952 5[k dh mi/kkjk 5[k dh mi/kkjk ¼4½ ds v/khu ukeatwj dj fn;k gS %&]

rkjh[k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZx vkfQlj

[ ] ;fn ykxq u gks rks dkV nhft,A

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

[Decision of the Returning Officer (if any) under subsection (4) of section 5B

I have rejected this nomination paper under sub-section (4) of section 5B of the Presidential and

Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the reasons given below: —

Date ……………………………..

………………………………

Returning Officer

Decision of the Returning Officer accepting or rejecting the nomination paper

I have examined this nomination paper in accordance with section 5E of the Presidential and Vice-

Presidential Elections Act, 1952 and decide as follows: —

Date ……………………………..

………………………………

Returning Officer

(Perforation)……………………………………………………………………………………………

Receipt for Nomination Paper and Notice of Scrutiny

(To be handed over to the person presenting the nomination paper)

Serial Number of the nomination paper ........................................................

The nomination paper of..............................................(name), a candidate for election to the office of

the President of India, was delivered to me at my office at............................................................(hour)

on.............................(date) by the candidate/ proposer..............................................(name)/ seconder

....................................(name).

All nomination papers, other than those rejected under sub-section (4) of section 5B of the

Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, will be taken up for scrutiny at

................................... (hour) on ................................ (date) at ............................... (place).

[2. The nomination paper of this candidate has been rejected by me under sub-section (4) of section

5B of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for the reasons given below:—]

Date ……………………………..

………………………………

Returning Officer

[ ] Score out if not applicable.

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

iz:i 4

¼fu;e 5 ¼1½ nsf[k,½

vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk

izfr fjVfuZax vkfQlj] Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr@mijk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpuA

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&¼irk½ dk eSa] &&&&&&&&& ¼uke½ tks fd Åij dgs x,

fuokZpu ds fy, vH;FkhZ gw¡] lwpuk nsrk gwa fd eSa viuh vH;fFkZrk okil ysrk gwa A

LFkku &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

vH;FkhZ ds gLrk{kj

fVIi.k %&

vH;fFkZrk okil ysus dh lwpuk dk] jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu vf/kfu;e] 1952 dh

/kkjk 6¼1½ ds v/khu vH;FkhZ }kjk Lo;a mlds ,sls izLFkkidksa ;k leFkZdksa esa ls fdlh ,d ds

}kjk] tks ,sls vH;FkhZ }kjk fyf[kr :i ls bl fufeÙk izkf/kd`r fd;k x;k gks] ifjnÙk fd;k

tkuk visf{kr gSA

iz:i 5

¼fu;e 6 nsf[k,½

Hkkjr ds jk"Vªifr@mijk"Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpuA

fuokZpu yM+us okys vH;fFkZ;ksa dh lwph

Øe la- vH;FkhZ dk uke vH;FkhZ dk irk

1-

2-

3-

4-

vkfn

LFkku &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZax vkWfQlj

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 4

[See rule 5(1)]

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL

To

The Returning Officer for the election to the office of President/Vice-President of India.

I, ................................................ (name) of ...................................... (address) a candidate at the

above-mentioned election do hereby give notice that 1 withdraw my candidature.

Place ............................

Date ...............................

…………………………………..

Signature of candidate

Note . -

The notice of withdrawal is required to be delivered under section 6(1) of the Presidential

and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, by the candidate in person or by any one of

his proposers or seconders who has been authorized in this behalf in writing by such

candidate.

FORM 5

(See rule 6)

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT /VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA

List of Contesting Candidates

Sl. No. Name of candidate Address of candidate

1.

2.

3.

4.

etc.

Place ………………………………

Date ………………………………

.…………………………….

Returning Officer

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

iz:i 6]

¼fu;e 20 nsf[k,½

Hkkx 1

eri= ys[kk Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr@mijk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpuA

ernku ds LFkku dk uke &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Øe l[;kad

dqy la[;k

ls rd

1-izkIr eri=

2-mi;ksx esa u yk, x, eri=

3-ernkrkvksa dks fn, x, eri=

4-jÌ fd, x, eri=

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ihBklhu vkfQlj ds gLrk{kj

¼1½

¼2½

Hkkx 2

x.kuk dk Qy

¼fu;e 32 nsf[k,½

ernku ds LFkku esa mi;ksx esa ykbZ xbZ erisVh ¼erisfV;ksa½ esa ik, x, eri=ksa dh dqy la[;k&&&&&

bl Hkkx esa en ¼1½ ds lkeus ;Fkknf”kZr dqy la[;k vkSj Hkkx 1 dh en 3 esa ;Fkknf”kZr ernkrkvksa dks

fn, x, eri=ksa dh dqy la[;k esa ls Hkkx 1 dh en 4 esa ;Fkknf”kZr jÌ fd, x, eri=ksa dh la[;k

?kVkdj izkIr la[;k ds chp dksbZ vUrj] ;fn gksA

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZax vkfQlj ds gLrk{kj

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 6

(See rule 20)

PART I—BALLOT PAPER ACCOUNT

ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT/VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA

Name of the place of polling ........................................

Serial Numbers

From to

1. Ballot papers received

Total Numbers

2. Ballot papers unused

3. Ballot papers issued to voters

4. Ballot papers cancelled

Date .........................................

……….………………...

Signature of Presiding Officer

PART II—RESULT OF COUNTING

(See rule 32)

(1) Total number of ballot papers found in the ballot box (boxes) usedat the place of polling

...............................................

(2) Discrepancy if any between the total number as shown against item (1) in this Part and the

total number of ballot papers issued to voters as shown in item 3 of Part I minus the number

of ballot papers cancelled as shown in item 4 of Part I.

Date .........................................

……….………………...

Signature of Presiding Officer

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

iz:i 7]

¼fu;e 35 ¼1½ ¼x½ nsf[k,½

Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr@mijk’Vªifr in ds fy, fuokZpu ifj.kke dh fooj.kh

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Øe la0

vH;FkhZ dk uke

izFke x.kuk esa izkIr er

izFke vioZtu esa uke esa vkdfyr

LrEHk 3 vkSj 4 dk TkksM

f}rh; viotZu esa uke esa

vkdfyr er

LrEHk 5 vkSj 6 dk TkksM+

r`rh; viotZu esa uke esa vkdfyr

er

LrEHk 7 vkSj 8 dk TkksM

prqFkZ viotZu esa uke esa vkdfyr

er

LrEHk 9 vkSj 10 dk TkksM

fu““ksf’kr er

TkksM+

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&erksa ds lwpd fof/kekU; eri=ksa dh dqy la[;k&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&erksa

ds lwpd vfof/kekU; eri=ksa dh dqy la[;k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& eSa ?kksf’kr djrk gwa fd

¼uke½ &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

¼irk½ &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Hkkjr ds jk’Vªifr@mijk’Vªifr in ds fy, lE;d~ :i ls fuokZpr gks x, gSA

LFkku &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

rkjh[k &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

fjVfuZax vkfQlj

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

FORM 7

[See rule 35(1) (c)]

RETURN OF ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT/ VICEPRESIDENT OF INDIA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1

1

No.

Name

Candidate

of

Votes secured at first count

Votes credited at first exclusion

Total of columns 3 and 4

Votes credited at second

exclusion

Total of columns 5 and 6

Votes credited at third

exclusion

Total of columns 7 and 8

Votes credited at fourth

exclusion

Total of columns 9 and 10

12 13 14 15

Exhausted votes

Total

Total number of valid ballot papers ……………………..representing ………………… votes.

Total number of invalid ballot papers ……………………..representing ………………votes.

I declare that

(Name)................................................................................

(Address) ................................................................................

has been duly elected to the office of the President /Vice-President of India.

Place....................................... ...................................................

Date.......................................

Returning Officer

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

vuqlwph

¼fu;e 33 nsf[k,½

ifj.kke ds vo/kkj.k ds fy, vuqns“k

1- bl vuqlwph esa &

¼1½ ^^cus jgus okyk vH;FkhZ** in ls dksbZ ,slk vH;FkhZ vfHkizsr gS] tks fuokZfpr ugh gqvk gS vkSj

fdlh fn, x, le; ij ernku ls vioftZr ugh gqvk gS (

¼2½ ^^izFke vf/keku** in ls fdlh vH;FkhZ ds uke ds lkeus yxk;k x;k vad 1 vfHkizsr gS] blh

izdkj ^^f}rh; vf/keku** ls vad 2] ^^r`rh; vf/keku** ls vad 3 vkSj blh izdkj vkxs vfHkizsr

gS (

¼3½ ^^vxyk miyH; vf/keku** in ls] cus jgus okys vH;FkhZ ds fy, yxkrkj la[;k Øe esa

vfHkfyf[kr f}rh; ;k i“pkr~orhZ vf/keku vfHkizsr gS] rRiwoZ vioftZr fd, tk pqds vH;fFkZ;ksa

ds fy, vf/kekuksa dks fxurh esa ugh fy;k tk,xk (

¼4½ ^^vfu““ksf’kr i=** ls og eri= vfHkizsr gS ftl ij] cus jgus okys vH;FkhZ ds fy, vkxs vkSj

vf/keku vfHkfyf[kr gS (

¼5½ ^^fu““ksf’kr i=** ls og eri= vfHkizsr gS ftl ij] jgus okys vH;FkhZ ds fy, vkxs vkSj

vf/keku vfHkfyf[kr ugh gS] ijUrq fdlh i= dks ,slh n“kk esa fu““ksf’kr le>k tk,xk ftlesa

fd &&&

¼d½ nks ;k vf/kd vH;fFkZ;ksa ds uke pkgs os cus jgus okys gksa ;k u gksa] ,d gh vad ls

fpfàr gSa vkSj vf/keku ds Øe esa vxys gaS ( ;k

¼[k½ vf/keku ds Øe esa vxys vH;FkhZ dk uke] pkgs og cuk jgus okyk gks ;k u gks ,sls

vad ls tks eri= ij fdlh vU; vad ds Bhd ckn dk vad ugh gS ;k nks vadks ls

fpfàr gSA

2- gj x.kuk esa gj eri= &

¼d½ jk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa] fu;e 30 ds v/khu ;Fkk vo/kkfjr erksa dh la[;k dk( vkSj

¼[k½ mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu esa] ,d er dk]

lwpd gSA

3- gj ,d vH;FkhZ }kjk izkIr izFke vf/keku erksa dh la[;k vfHkfuf“pr dhft, vkSj mlds uke og la[;k

vkdfyr dj nhft,A

4- lc vH;fFkZ;ksa ds uke ,sls vkdfyr la[;kvksa dks tksM+ yhft,] tksM+ dks nks ls Hkkx nhft, vkSj ;fn

dksbZ “ks’k gks rks mldks fxurh esa u ysdj HkkxQy esa ,d tksM+ nhft,A bl izdkj izkIr la[;k og

dksVk gS tks fuokZpu esa vH;FkhZ dk fuokZpu lqfuf“pr djus ds fy, i;kZir gSA

5- ;fn igyh ;k fdlh i“pkr~orhZ x.kuk ds vUr es a fdlh vH;FkhZ ds uke vkdfyr erksa dh dqy la[;k

dksVk ds cjkcj ;k mlls vf/kd gS ;k cuk jgus okyk vH;FkhZ dsoy ,d gS rks og vH;FkhZ fuokZfpr

?kksf’r dj fn;k tkrk gSA

6- ;fn fdlh x.kuk ds vUr esa dksbZ vH;FkhZ fuokZfpr ?kksf’kr ugha fd;k tk ldrk rks &

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

THE SCHEDULE

(See rule 33)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF RESULT

1. In this Schedule—

(1) the expression "continuing candidate" means any candidate not elected and not

excluded from the poll at any given time;

(2) the expression "first preference" means the figure 1 set opposite the name of any

candidate, the expression "second preference" similarly means the figure 2, the

expression "third preference" the figure 3, and so on;

(3) the expression "next available preference" means the second or subsequent preference

recorded in consecutive numerical order for a continuing candidate, preferences for

candidates already excluded being ignored ;

(4) the expression "unexhausted paper" means a ballot paper on which a further

preference is recorded for a continuing candidate ;

(5) the expression "exhausted paper" means a ballot paper on which no further preference

is recorded for a continuing candidate, provided that a paper shall be deemed to be

exhausted in any case in which—

(a) the names of two or more candidates whether continuing or not are marked

with the same figure, and are next in order of preference; or

(b) the name of the candidate next in order of preference, whether continuing or

not, is marked by a figure not following consecutively after some other figure

on the ballot paper or by two or more figures.

2. Every ballot paper represents at each count

(a) in a Presidential election, the number of votes as determined under rule 30 ; and

(b) in a Vice-Presidential election, one vote.

3. Ascertain the number of first preference votes secured by each candidate and credit him with

that number.

4. Add up the numbers so credited to all the candidates, divide the total by two, and add one to

the quotient disregarding any remainder. The resulting number is the quota sufficient to

secure the return of a candidate at the election.

5. If at the end of the first or any subsequent count, the total number of votes credited to any

candidate is equal to, or greater than, the quota, or there is only one continuing candidate, that

candidate is declared elected.

6. If at the end of any count, no candidate can be declared elected,—

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jk’Vªirh; vkSj mijk’Vªirh; fuokZpu fu;e] 1974

¼d½

¼[k½

¼x½

ml Øe rd] erksa dh lc ls de la[;k ftl vH;FkhZ dk uke vkdfyr gS mls vioftZr

dhft, (

mlds iklZy vkSj mi&iklZyksa esa ds lc eri=ksa dh ijh{kk dhft,] mi&iklZyksa esa ds

vfu““ksf’kr i=ksa dks] cus jgus okys vH;fFkZ;ksa ds fy, mu ij vfHkfyf[kr vxys miyH;

vf/kekuksa ds vuqlkj jf[k,] gj ,d mi&iklZy esa ds vf/keku erksa dh la[;k fxfu, vkSj ml

vH;FkhZ ds uke vkdfyr dhft, ftlds uke ,slk&vfHkfyf[kr gS] mi&iklZy dks ml vH;FkhZ

dks vUrfjr dj nhft, vkSj lc fu““ksf’kr i=ksa dk i`Fkd~ mi&iklZy cukb, ( vkSj

nsf[k, fd D;k cus jgus okys vH;fFkZ;ksa esa ls fdlh us] ,sls vUrj.k vkSj mlds uke esa fd,

x, vkdyu ds i“pkr~ dksVk izkIr dj fy;k gSA

tc dksbZ vH;FkhZ Åij ds [k.M ¼d½ ds v/khu vioftZr fd;k tkrk gS rc ;fn erksa dh ,d gh la[;k

nks ;k vf/kd vH;fFkZ;ksa ds uke vkdfyr dh xbZ gS vkSj os ernku esa lcls uhps gSa rks ml vH;FkhZ dks

vioftZr dhft, ftlus izFke vf/keku erksa dh lc ls de la[;k izkIr dh Fkh vkSj ;fn og ;a[;k nks ;k

vf/kd vH;fFkZ;ksa dh n“kk esa Hkh ogh Fkh rks ykWV }kjk fofuf“pr dhft, fd muesa ls fdldks vioftZr fd;k

tk,xkA

Åij ds [k.M ¼[k½ esa fufnZ’V fu““ksf’kr i=ksa ds lc mi&iklZy vafre :i ls fuiVk, x, :i esa

vyx j[ks tk,axs vkSj mu ij vfHkfyf[kr erksa dks rRi“pkr~ fglkc esa ugha fy;k tk;sxkA

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

(a) exclude the candidate who up to that stage has been credited with the lowest number

of votes ;

(b) examine all the ballot papers in his parcel and sub-parcels, arrange the unexhausted

papers in sub-parcels according to the next available preferences recorded thereon for

the continuing candidates, count the number of votes in each such sub-parcel and

credit it to the candidate for whom such preference is recorded, transfer the subparcel

to that candidate, and make a separate sub-parcel of all the exhausted papers ;

and

(c) see whether any of the continuing candidates has, after such transfer and credit,

secured the quota.

If, when a candidate has to be excluded under clause (a) above, two or more candidates have

been credited with the same number of votes and stand lowest on the poll, exclude that candidate

who had secured the lowest number of first preference votes, and if that number also was the same in

the case of two or more candidates, decide by lot which of them shall be excluded.

All the sub-parcels of exhausted papers referred to in clause (b) above shall be set apart as

finally dealt with and the votes recorded thereon shall not thereafter be taken into account.

-----------------------------------

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