The SC has also come out with some detailed guidelines for candidates with criminal cases.
A minister has described it as the worst floods in the state since 1995.
A Bill to this effect was passed by the Lok Sabha but faced opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
Known for his solutions to complex engineering problems, he was honoured with the Bharat Ratna.
The directions came from a three-Judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
Bestiality will, however, continue to remain a crime under Sec 377.
The outgoing CJI made the recommendation in a letter to the Centre on Tuesday.
The law panel has said that such a move will need amendments to the Constitution.
The state government has demanded a special relief package from the Centre.
A petition had challenged an Election Commission order allowing NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls.