Resignation of Seat.

54.     (1) When a Member resigns his seat under clause (1) of Article 64 read with Article 127 of the Constitution, the Speaker shall, as soon as may be, after he has received an intimation in writing from a Member under his hand resigning his seat in the Assembly, inform the Assembly of the resignation by such Member:

           Provided that when the Assembly is not in session, the Speaker shall inform the Assembly immediately after it re-assembles that such Member has resigned his seat in the Assembly.

           (2) The Secretary shall, as soon as may be, after the Speaker has received such intimation from a Member resigning his seat  in the Assembly, cause information to be published in the Gazette and forward a copy of the notification to the Chief Election Commissioner for taking steps to fill the vacancy thus caused.