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Section 55 Eligibility of members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is Eligibility of members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes? Section 55 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 55 : Eligibility of members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes

For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that a member of the Scheduled Castes or of the Scheduled Tribes shall not be disqualified to hold a seat not reserved for members of those castes or tribes, if he is otherwise qualified to hold such seats under the Constitution and this Act
or under the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 (20 of 1963), as the case may be.

 

Section [55A. [Retirement from contest at elections in Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies.] Rep. by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1958 (58 of 1958), s. 22

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 51 Non-attendance of polling or counting agents

CHAPTER III - General Procedure at Elections

Section 52 Death of candidate of reorganised political party before poll

Section 53 Procedure in contested and uncontested elections

Section 54. Special procedure at elections in constituencies where seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes Rep. by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1961 (40 of 1961), s. 12 (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

Section 55 Eligibility of members of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes

CHAPTER IV - The Poll

Section 56 Fixing time for poll

Section 57 Adjournment of poll in emergencies

Section 58 Fresh poll in the case of destruction, etc., of ballot boxes

Section 58A Adjournment of poll or countermanding of election on the ground of booth capturing

Section 59 Manner of voting at elections

Section 60 Special procedure for voting by certain classes of persons

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