Section 116C Procedure in appeal - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Procedure in appeal? Section 116C of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 116C : Procedure in appeal

(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of the rules, if any, made thereunder, every appeal shall be heard and determined by the Supreme Court as nearly as may be in accordance with the procedure applicable to the hearing and determination of an appeal from any final order passed by a High Court in the exercise of its original civil jurisdiction; and all the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), and the Rules of the Court (including provisions as to the furnishing of security and the execution of any order of the Court) shall, so far as may be, apply in relation to such appeal.



(2) As soon as an appeal is decided, the Supreme Court shall intimate the substance of the decision to the Election Commission and the Speaker or Chairman, as the case may be, of the House of Parliament or of the State Legislature concerned and as soon as may be thereafter shall send to the Election Commission an authenticated copy of the decision;

and upon its receipt, the Election Commission shall -

(a) forward copies thereof to the authorities to which copies of the order of the High Court were forwarded under section 160; and

(b) cause the decision to be published in the Gazette or Gazettes in which that order was published under the said section.


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