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Report No. 170

Section 11-G: (1) It shall be the duty of the executive committee to take appropriate steps to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter including holding of elections at all levels. The executive committee of a political party shall hold elections of national and State levels in the presence of the observers to be nominated by the Election Commission of India. Where considered necessary, the Election Commission may also send its observers at elections to be held at other national and state levels.

(2) The Election Commission shall be competent to inquire, either suo motu or on inf ormation received into allegation of non-compliance of any of these provisions of this chapter. If on due inquiry, the Election Commission is satisfied that there has been non-compliance of any of the provisions of this chapter by any political party, the Commission shall call upon the party to rectify the non-compliance within the period prescribed by the Election Commission.

In case, the non-compliance continues even after the period so prescribed, it shall be open to the Election Commission to impose such punishment on the political party as it may deem appropriate in circumstances of the case including levy of the penalty of Rs.10,000/- per day for each day of non-compliance and withdrawal of registration of the party.

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