GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4076
TO BE ANSWERED ON MONDAY, THE 3RD MAY, 2010
Framing of rules under Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2003
4076. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that the rules under the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2003 are yet to be framed;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor; and
(c) by when the requisite rules are likely to be framed?
ANSWER MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(DR. M. VEERAPPA MOlLY)
(a): No, Sir.
(b): Does not arise.
(c): The Conduct of Election (Amendment) Rules, 2003 were notified vides S.0.903 (E) dated the 5th August, 2003. Though it was mentioned in the said rules that they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Snbsequently a corrigendum to the said notification was issued vide S.0.1047 (E) dated the 12th September, 2003 to the effect that the said rules shall come into force on the date on which the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2003 came into force. The Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2003 came into force w.e.f. 22nd September, 2003 vide S.O. 1088 (E) dated the 22'd September, 2003.