23. Correction of entries in electoral rolls

If the electoral registration officer for a constituency, on application made to him or on his own motion, is satisfied, after such inquiry as he thinks fit, that any entry in the electoral roll of the constituency, of a panchayat, -

  1. is erroneous of defective in any particular; or
  2. should be transposed to another place in the roll on the ground that the person concerned has changed his place of ordinary residence within the constituency; or
  3. should be deleted on the ground that the person concerned is dead or has ceased to be ordinarily resident in the constituency or is otherwise not entitled to be registered in that roll, the electoral registration officer shall, subject to such general, or special directions, if any, given by the State Election Commission in this behalf, amend, transpose or delete the entry:
    Provided that before taking any action in any ground under clause (a) or clause (b) or any action under clause (c) on the ground that the person concerned has ceased to the ordinarily resident in the constituency or that he is otherwise not entitled to be registered in the electoral roll of that constituency, the electoral registration officer shall give the person concerned a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of the action proposed to be taken in relation to him.