Section 121 Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such
deposits - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the procedure for Payment of costs out of security deposits and
return of such deposits?
Section 121 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 121 : Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such
(1) If in any order as to costs under the provisions of this Part there is a
direction for payment of costs by any party to any person, such costs shall, if
they have not been already paid, be paid in full, or so far as possible, out of
the security deposit and the further security deposit, if any, made by such
party under this Part on an application made in writing in that behalf within a
period of one year, from the date of such order to the High Court by the person
in whose favour the costs have been awarded.
(2) If there is any balance left of any of the said security deposits after
payment under sub-section (1) of the costs referred to in that sub-section, such
balance, or where no costs have been awarded or no application as aforesaid has
been made within the said period of one year the whole of the said security
deposits may, on an application made in that behalf in writing to the High Court
by the person by whom the deposits have been made, or if such person dies after
making such deposits, by the legal representative of such person, be returned to
the said person or to his legal representative, as the case may be.