Dated Aizawl, the 20th January, 2021

WHEREAS the superintendence, direction and control of General Election to Aizawl Municipal Corporation is vested in the State Election Commission under in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 27 of the Mizoram Municipalities Act, 2007, as amended and Rule 10 of the Mizoram Municipalities (Election of Councillors) Rules, 2007, as amended; and


WHEREAS the word ‘elections’ include the entire process of election which consists of several stages or steps, some of which have important bearing on the process of choosing a candidate by the electorate ; and


WHEREAS fair election contemplates disclosure by the candidate of materials relating to his/her personal backgrounds including his/her education, profession, antecedent and income along with assets held by him/her and his/her other liabilities to Government, Banks, Financial Institutions, Local Bodies etc. which are relevant information to the elector for making a choice;


NOW, THEREFORE, the State Election Commission, in exercise of the said Act and Rules, hereby issues directions as follows:-


1)   Every candidate at the time of filing his/her nomination paper seeking General Election to Aizawl Municipal Corporation, 2021 shall furnish full and complete information regarding his/her personal backgrounds in the form of declaration - ‘Annexure-I : Affidavit to be furnished by a candidate along with Nomination Paper’; and ‘Annexure-II in the form of Affidavit to be furnished by the candidate about Antecedent’. However, if that affidavit was not filed by any candidate along with his nomination paper, it may be filed subsequently but latest by 3:00 PM on the last date for making nomination so that the same is available with the Returning Officer at the time of scrutiny of his/her nomination.


2)   The information furnished by each candidate in the declaration (in the form of Affidavit - Annexure - I & II) shall be disseminated by the Returning Officer by displaying a copy of the declaration on the Notice Board of his office and also by making copies thereof freely available to all other candidates, and representatives of the media, as necessary.


3)  These affidavits should be on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/-, and should be sworn before Magistrate of the First Class or a notary public or an Executive Magistrate.


4)    Non-furnishing of these affidavits by any candidate may result in the rejection of his nomination by the Returning Officer at the time of scrutiny of nomination. However, the furnishing of any wrong information or suppression of any material information there-from will not be a ground for rejection of nomination paper, though it may attract penal action under Section 177 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.


The Returning Officer shall ensure that copies of the declaration format and affidavit format prescribed herein by the Commission are delivered to the candidates along with nomination papers.



By order, etc





State Election Commission,



Memo No.B.14015/1/2020-SEC/AMC/5   :     Dated Aizawl, the 20th January, 2021

Copy to :-

  1. Secretary to the Governor of Mizoram.
  2. P.S. to Chief Minister, Mizoram.
  3. P.S. to Deputy Chief Minister, Speaker, all Ministers, Deputy Speaker, Ministers of State.  
  4. P.S. to Minister, General Administration Department.
  5. P.S. to Minister, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation Department.
  6. Sr. PPS to Chief Secretary, Government of Mizoram.
  7. PPS to Addl. Chief Secretary, General Administration Department.
  8. PPS to Chief Electoral Officer, Mizoram.
  9. Secretary, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation Department.
  10. Election Observers for information.
  11. Deputy Commissioner & District Municipal Election Officer, Aizawl District, Aizawl.
  12. Commissioner/Administrator, Aizawl Municipal Corporation, Aizawl.
  13. Chairman/General Secretary, i/c Election, all Political Parties within Aizawl District, Aizawl.
  14. Guard file.








State Election Commission,