Lok Sabha passes Election Laws Amendment Bill 2016

Posted on:27 Feb 2016 11:51:27
Lok Sabha passes Election Laws Amendment Bill 2016
27 February 2016 Current Affairs: The Lok Sabha on 25 February 2016 passed Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to amend the Delimitation Act, 2002 and the Representation of the People Act, 1950.These Acts regulate allocation of seats to the national and state legislatures, and delimitation (that is, fixing boundaries) of parliamentary and assembly constituencies.Features of Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Objective: The Bill aims to empower the Election Commission to carry out delimitation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal that were affected by the enactment of the Constitution (100th Amendment) Act, 2015.

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