Dated Aizawl, the 11th June, 2024


                        WHEREAS the superintendence, direction and control of elections to Lai Autonomous District Council are vested in the State Election Commission under sub-rule (4) of Rule 142 of the Lai Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2010 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, Mizoram in exercise of the power conferred under sub-rule (4) of Rule 142 of the Lai Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2010 as amended, hereby, issue directions as follows :-


  1. Every candidate at the time of filing his/her nomination paper seeking election to 12-Lawngtlai Chandmary MDC Constituency under Lai Autonomous District Council 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 nomination.


  1. 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.


  1. If the rival candidate/candidates furnish information to the  contrary, by means of a duly sworn affidavit, then such affidavit shall also be disseminated along with declaration of the candidate in the manner stated above.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


6)    Each intending candidate filing nomination must submit the following documents along with his/her nomination papers:

       i)     Birth Certificate

       ii)    Tribal Certificate

       iii)    Abstract of enrolment in the Electoral Roll concerned

       iv)   Notice as to Names of Candidates set up be Recognized Political Parties (for   candidate of Recognized Political Parties).


                        As regards to status of Permanent Residency of LADC by Birth or Decent, Returning Officer should, at the time of Scrutiny of Nomination papers, refer to clarification/instruction issued by the District Council & Minority Affairs Department.


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.




Enclo: As stated above





State Election Commission,


Memo No.B.12023/1/2024-SEC/LADC/14  :     Dated Aizawl, the 11th June, 2024

Copy to :-

  1. Secretary to the Governor of Mizoram.
  2. P.S. to Chief Minister, Mizoram.
  3. P.S. to Speaker, all Ministers, Leader of Opposition, Deputy Speaker & Ministers of State.  
  4. Sr. PPS to Chief Secretary, Government of Mizoram.
  5. Chief Electoral Officer, Mizoram.
  6. Secretary, District Council & Minority Affairs Department.
  7. Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Lawngtlai District, Lawngtlai.
  8. Superintendent of Police, Lawngtlai District, Lawngtlai.
  9. Guard file.






State Election Commission,