Meet concern authorities for posting. Section 159 of the R.P. Act,1951 has recently been amended by the R.P. (Amendment) Act,1998 (Act No.12 of 1998). According to the said Section 159, as amended, the following authorities, when so requested by the CEO of the State, shall make available to any Returning Officer such staff as may be necessary for the performance of any duties in connection with an election :-
(i) every local authority;
(ii) every university established or incorporated by or under a Central, Provincial or State Act;
(iii) a Government company as defined in section 617 of the Companies Act,1956;
(iv) any other institution, concern or undertaking which is established by or under a Provincial or State Act or which is controlled, or financed wholly or substantially by funds provided, directly or indirectly, by the Central Government or a State Government.
In view of the above statement to Law, staff of any of the above mentioned authorities, companies, institutions, concerns or undertakings can be requisitioned and put on election duty, in addition to employees of Central and State Governments.