ACT NO. 9 OF 2003
[ 7th January, 2003.]
An Act further to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty- third Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-
Short title.- This Act may be called the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2002 .
Amendment of section 8 of Act 43 of 1951 .- In the Representation of the People Act, 1951 , in section 8,-
in sub- section (1),-
in clause (k), after the word and figures" Act, 1971 ,", the word"; or" shall be inserted;
after clause (k), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-" (l) the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988 ); or
the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988 ); or
the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (15 of 2002 ),";
for the portion beginning with the words" shall be disqualified" and ending with the words" such conviction", the following shall be substituted, namely:-" shall be disqualified, where the convicted person is sentenced to-
only fine, for a period of six years from the date of such conviction;
imprisonment, from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release";
in sub- section (2),-
in clause (c), for the figures and word" 1961 ; or", the figures" 1961 ," shall be substituted;
clause (d) shall be omitted. ---- K. N. CHATURVEDI, Additional Secy. to the Govt. of India.