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Section 156 Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils? Section 156 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 156 : Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils

(1) The term of office of a member of the Legislative Council of a State, other than a member chosen to fill a casual vacancy, shall be six years, but upon the first constitution of the Council the Governor shall, after consultation with the Election Commission, make by order such provision as he thinks fit for curtailing the term of office of some of the members then chosen in order that, as nearly as may be, one-third of the members holding seats of each class shall retire in every second year thereafter.

 

(2) A member chosen to fill a casual vacancy shall be chosen to serve for the remainder of his predecessor's term of office.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 151 Casual vacancies in the State Legislative Councils

Section 151A Time limit for filling vacancies referred to in sections 147, 149, 150 and 151

Section 152 List of members of the State Legislative Assemblies and electoral colleges to be maintained by the returning Officers concerned

Section 153 Extension of time for completion of election

Section 154 Term of office of members of the Council of States

Section 155 Commencement of the term of office of members of the Council of States

Section 156 Term of office of members of State Legislative Councils

Section 157 Commencement of the term of office of members of the Legislative Councils

Section 158 Return of forfeiture of candidate's deposit

Section 159 Staff of certain authorities to be made available for election work

Section 160 Requisitioning of premises, vehicles, etc., for election purposes

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