Section 147 Casual vacancies in the Council of States - Representation of the People Act, 1951
How to fill Casual vacancies in the Council of States?
Section 147 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 147 : Casual vacancies in the Council of States
(1) When before the expiration of the term of office of a member elected to
the Council of States, his seat becomes vacant or is declared vacant or his
election to the Council of States is declared void, the Election Commission
shall by a notification in the Gazette of India call upon the elected members of
the Legislative Assembly or the members of the electoral college concerned, as
the case may be, to elect a person for the purpose of filling the vacancy so
caused before such date as may be specified in the notification and the
provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made thereunder shall apply,
as far as may be, in relation to the election of a member to fill such vacancy.
(2) As soon as may be after the date of commencement of the Constitution
(Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, bye-elections shall be held to fill the vacancies
existing on that date in the seats allotted to the States of Assam, Orissa and
Uttar Pradesh and the Union territories of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur.
Section 148. Casual vacancies in the electoral colleges for certain Union
territories. Repealed by the Territorial Councils Act, 1956 (103 of 1956), s.