Section 33A Right to information - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the provision for Right to information? Section 33A of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 33A : Right to information
(1) A candidate shall, apart from any information which he is required to
furnish, under this Act or the rules made thereunder, in his nomination paper
delivered under sub-section (1) or section 33, also furnish the information as
to whether -
(i) he is accused of any offence punishable with imprisonment for two years
or more in a pending case in which a charge has been framed by the court of
(ii) he has been convicted of an offence [other than any offence referred to
in sub-section (1) or sub-section
(2), or covered in sub-section (3), of section 8] and sentenced to
imprisonment for one year or more.
(2) The candidate of his proposer, as the case may be, shall, at the time of
delivering to the returning officer the nomination paper under sub-section (1)
of section 33, also deliver to him an affidavit sworn by the candidate in a
prescribed form very fine the information specified in sub-section (1).
(3) The returning officer shall, as soon as may be after the furnishing of
information to him under sub-section (1), display the aforesaid information by
affixing a copy of the affidavit, delivered under sub-section (2), at a
conspicuous place at his office for the information of the electors relating to
a constituency for which the nomination paper is delivered.