Section 78B Supply of certain items to candidates, etc - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the rule for Supply of certain items to candidates, etc?
Section 78B of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 78B : Supply of certain items to candidates, etc
(1) The Election Commission shall, at any time between the date of
publication of the notification calling the election for the purposes of
constituting the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State and
the date on which the poll is to be taken, supply or cause to be supplied, such
items as the Central Government may, by order, determine in consultation with
the Election Commission, to the electors in the constituencies concerned or to
the candidates set up by the recognised political parties.
(2) Where the Election Commission supplies the items to the candidates under
sub-section (1), the Central Government may, in consultation with the Election
Commission, impose conditions with respect to the reduction of the maximum
expenditure which may be incurred by the candidate under section 77.
Explanation. - For the purposes of section 39A, this Chapter and clause (hh)
of sub-section (2) of section 169, the expression "recognised political party",
has the meaning assigned to it in the Election Symbols (Reservation and
Allotment) Order, 1968.