SECRETARIAT OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
File No. 56/Misc./LET/ECI/FUNC/PP/PPS-III/2016
Date: 21st December, 2016
Central Board of Direct Taxes,
Department of Revenue
Ministry of Finance
Subject: A list of delisted political parties during the period from February, 2016 to 13th December, 2016 under Section 29A of the RP Act, 1951-Forwarding of
I am directed to inform you that the Commission had decided to review the cases of the registered unrecognised political parties, which did not set up any candidate at any of the General Elections to the House of the People and/or State Legislative Assembly held during the period from the year 2005 to 2015 as per the Commission’s record, in order to consider whether they continue to exist and function from the registered office addresses available in the records of the Commission.
2. On such verification in the field made by the Chief Electoral Officer of the State/UT through their official machinery, it has been reported to the Commission that some parties are no longer in existence or functioning.
3. The Election Commission of India has so far deleted the names of 255 political parties (list attached) from the list of registered un-recognised political parties maintained by the Commission under the said section 29A and para 17 of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968. This is for your information and necessary action, if any in view of the provisions of section 29B and 29C of R.P. Act, 1951.
(A. K. Pathak)