The ordinance aimed to allow convicted legislators to retain positions if the appeal against the conviction is admitted by a higher court within 90 days.
Earlier, the apex court had refused to consider the government's plea seeking review.
However, it had agreed to review its decision on whether a person in jail has the right to contest elections.
On July 10, the Supreme Court ruled that MPs and MLAs, facing criminal charges, if convicted, would stand disqualified from the date of conviction.
They will stand disqualified even if they appealed to a higher court.
The court had cancelled a provision in the electoral law, which ensures that convicted lawmakers cannot be disqualified if they appeal in a higher court within three months.
--IBNS (Posted on 24-09-2013)