Report No. 170
Section 11-I: Where a public authority provides facilities or offers public services for use to a political party, it must accord equal treatment to all. The scale of such facilities and services may be graduated to conform to the importance of the parties subject to the minimum extent needed for the achievement of their aims. The importance of a party shall be decided on the basis of the results of immediately previous election to Parliament or State Legislative Assembly, as the case may be. The granting of public services shall be only in connection with and for the duration of the election campaign period. For the purposes of this section, the election campaign period shall be deemed to commence 14 days prior to the commencement of the poll in a State.
(Rules made under the Act can provide the requisite details on the pattern of the provisions of the German Law on Political Parties, 1967).
3.1.4. In view of the above provisions, Part IV-A of the Act, containing section 29-A shall be deleted. The substance of section 29-A has been incorporated in section 11-A.