Indian Numbered Acts
ACT NO. 9 OF 2003
[7th January, 2003.]An Act further to amend the Representation of the People Act,1951. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Short title. 1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2002.
Amendment of section 8 of Act 43 of 1951. 2. Amendment of section 8 of Act 43 of 1951.-In the Representation of the People Act,1951, in section 8,-
(a) in sub-section (1),- (i) in clause (k), after the word and figures "Act,1971,", the word"; or" shall be inserted; (ii) after clause (k), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:- "(l) the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988); or (m) the Prevention of Corruption Act,1988 (49 of 1988); or (n) the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (15 of 2002),"; (iii) for the portion beginning with the words "shall be disqualified" and ending with the words "such conviction", the following shall be substituted, namely:- "shall be disqualified, where the convicted person is sentenced to- (i) only fine, for a period of six years from the date of such conviction; (ii) imprisonment, from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release";
(b) in sub-section (2),- (i) in clause (c), for the figures and word "1961; or", the figures "1961," shall be substituted; (ii) clause (d) shall be omitted. ---- K. N. CHATURVEDI, Additional Secy. to the Govt. of India.