Section 25 in The Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act, 2002

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Ordinance, 2002 (5of 2002) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Ordinance, 2002 (5 of 2002), anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance, shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

Title: Short title

Description: This Act may be called the Delimitation Act, 2002.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "article" means an article of the Constitution; (b) "associate member" means a member nominated under section 5; (c) "Commission" means the Delimitation Commission constituted under section 3; (d) "Election Commission" means the Election Commission referred to in article 324; (e) "member" means a member of the Commission and includes the Chairperson; and (f) “State” includes a Union territory having a Legislative Assembly 1*** 1. The words "but does not include the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 62 (w.e.f. 31-10-2019).

Title: Constitution of Delimitation Commission

Description: As soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, the Central Government shall constitute a Commission to be called the Delimitation Commission which shall consist of three members as follows:-- (a) one member, who shall be a person who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court, to be appointed by the Central Government who shall be the Chairperson of the Commission; (b) the Chief Election Commissioner or an Election Commissioner nominated by the Chief Election Commissioner, ex officio: Provided that after the nomination of an Election Commissioner as a member under this clause, no further nomination under this clause shall be made except to fill the casual vacancy of such member under section 6; and (c) the State Election Commissioner of concerned State, ex officio. 1[Explanation.-- For the purposes of clause (c), the State Election Commissioner of concerned State,-- (i) in respect of the duties of the Commission relating to a State (other than the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland), means the State Election Commissioner appointed by the Governor of that State under clause (1) of article 243K; and (ii) in respect of the duties of the Commission relating to the State of Meghalaya or the State of Mizoram or the State of Nagaland, as the case may be, means a person nominated by the Governor of that State under clause (1) for such purposes]. 1. Subs. by Act 3 of 2004, s. 2, for the Explanation (w.e.f. 31-10-2003).

Title: Duties of the Commission

Description: (1) The readjustment made, on the basis of the census figures as ascertained at the census held in the year 1971 by the Delimitation Commission constituted under section 3 of the Delimitation Act, 1972 (76 of 1972), of the allocation of seats in the House of the People to the several States and the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of each State shall be deemed to be the readjustment made by the Commission for the purposes of this Act. (2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1) and any other law for the time being in force, the Commission shall readjust the division of each State into territorial constituencies for the purpose of elections to the House of the People and to the State Legislative Assembly on the basis of the census figures as ascertained at the census held in the year 1[2001]: Provided that where on such readjustment only one seat is allocated in the House of the People to a State, the whole of that State shall form one territorial constituency for the purpose of elections to the House of the People from that State. 1. Subs. by Act 3 of 2004, s. 3, for "1991" (w.e.f. 31-10-2003).

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