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.