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Section 5 of Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly, Section 5A Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly Sikkim - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly? Section 5 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 5 : Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly

A person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of a State unless-

(a) in the case of a seat reserved for the Scheduled Castes or for the Scheduled Tribes of that State, he is a member of any of those castes or of those tribes, as the case may be, and is an elector for any Assembly constituency in that State;

(b) in the case of a seat reserved for an autonomous district of Assam,

1 * * * he is a member of a 2 [Scheduled Tribe of any autonomous district] and is an elector for the Assembly constituency in which such seat or any other seat is reserved for that district; and
 

 

(c) in the case of any other seat, he is an elector for any Assembly constituency in that State:

3 [Provided that for the period referred to in clause (2) of article 371A, a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill any seat allocated to the Tuensang district in the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland unless he is a member of the regional council referred to in that article.

Section 5A : Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly Sikkim

5 [(1)] Notwithstanding anything
contained in section 5, a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim (deemed to be the Legislative Assembly of that State duly constituted under the Constitution) unless-

(a) in the case of a seat reserved for Sikkimese of Bhutia-Lepcha origin, he is a person either of Bhutia or Lepcha origin and is an elector for any Assembly constituency in the State other than the constituency reserved for the Sanghas;

(b) in the case of a seat reserved for Sikkimese of Nepal origin, he is a person of Nepali origin and is an elector for any Assembly constituency in the State;

(c) in the case of a seat reserved for Scheduled Castes, he is a member of any of the castes specified in the Representation of Sikkim Subjects Act, 1974 and is an elector for any Assembly constituency in the State; and

(d) in the case of a seat reserved for Sanghas, he is an elector of the Sangha constituency.]

6 [(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 5, a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Sikkim, to be constituted at any time after the commencement of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1980 (8 of 1980), unless-

(a) in the case of a seat reserved for Sikkimese of Bhutia-Lepcha origin, he is a person either of Bhutia or Lepcha origin and is an elector for any assembly constituency in the State other than the constituency reserved for the Sanghas;

(b) in the case of a seat reserved for the Scheduled Castes, he is a member of any of those castes in the State of Sikkim and is an elector for any assembly constituency in the State;

(c) in the case of a seat reserved for Sanghas, he is an elector of the Sangha constituency; and

(d) in the case of any other seat, he is an elector for any assembly constituency in the State.

Explanation.-In this sub-section "Bhutia" includes Chumbipa, Dopthapa, Dukpa, Kagatey, Sherpa, Tibetan, Tromopa and Yolmo.]

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1. Certain words omitted by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order, 1974 (w.e.f. 21-1-1972).
2. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, s. 19, for "Scheduled Tribe of that district" (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).
3. Ins. by Act 27 of 1962, s. 11.
4. Ins. by Act 10 of 1976, s. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).
5. S. 5A renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 8 of 1980, s. 3 (w.e.f. 1-9-1979).
6. Ins. by s..3, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-1979)

   

 

 
 

 

The Representation of the People Act 1951

Part I Preliminary

Section 2  - Interpretation

PART II QUALIFICATIONS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

CHAPTER I - Qualifications for Membership of Parliament

Section 3 of Qualification for membership of the Council of States

Section 4 Qualifications for membership of the House of the People

CHAPTER II. -Qualifications for Membership of State Legislatures

Section 5 of Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly

Section 5A Qualifications for membership of a Legislative Assembly Sikkim

Section 6 of Qualification for membership of a Legislative Council

CHAPTER III - Disqualifications for membership of Parliament and State Legislatures

Section 7 of Definition

Section 8 of Disqualification on conviction for certain offences

Section 8A of Disqualification on ground of corrupt practices

Section 9 of Disqualification for dismissal for corruption or disloyalty

Section 9A of Disqualification for Government contracts, etc

Section 10 of Disqualification for office under Government company

Section 10A of Disqualification for failure to lodge account of election expenses

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