Section 78A Free supply of copies of electoral rolls - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the rule for Free supply of copies of electoral rolls?
Section 78A of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 78A : Free supply of copies of electoral rolls
(1) The Government shall, at any election to be held for the purposes of
constituting the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State,
supply, free of cost, to the candidates of recognised political parties such
number of copies of the electoral roll, as finally published under the
Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950) and such other material as
may be prescribed.
(2) The material referred to in sub-section (1) shall be supplied,-
(i) subject to such conditions as may be imposed by the Central Government in
consultation with the Election Commission with respect to the reduction of the
maximum expenditure which may be incurred by the candidate under section 77; and
(ii) through such officers as may be specified by the Election Commission who
shall act in accordance with such general or special directions as may be given
by the Election Commission.