Govt sends poll dates to president Kovind for notification

  • The notifications will be issued under the Representation of the People Act
  • The first notification will be issued on 18 March for the polls beginning 11 April

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday initiated the process of notifying the dates of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls by sending the Election Commission’s (EC’s) recommendation to President Ram Nath Kovind.

The notifications will be issued under the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which calls upon parliamentary constituencies to elect members to the Lok Sabha on dates recommended by the Election Commission.

The first notification will be issued on 18 March for the polls beginning 11 April.

The cabinet also approved the Promulgation of the Daman and Diu Civil Courts (Amendment) Regulation, 2019, and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil Courts and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulation, 2019, under Article 240 of the Constitution. The move will help in bringing uniformity in the judicial service, the government said.

“The decision will also help overcome the difficulties being faced by the litigants in travelling to Mumbai for filing appeals due to existing limited pecuniary jurisdiction. Enhanced pecuniary jurisdiction will accelerate the justice delivery system, besides making access easier for litigants without having to travel outside the Union territory," the government said.

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