Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. New Delhi: The government on Friday constituted a Delimitation Commission, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, to redraw Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies of the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland, a Law Ministry notification said. “In India, such Delimitation Commissions have been constituted four times— in 1952 under the Delimitation Commission Act, 1952, in 1963 under Delimitation Commission Act, 1962, in 1973 under Delimitation Act, 1972 and 2002 under Delimitation Act, 2002,” the EC website said. The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. For reprint rights: SC gives last chance for filing replies on pleas concerning delimitation in Assam, Supreme Court notice on delimitation in Assam, Apex Court notice on plea opposing delimitation, Elections in Jammu and Kashmir after delimitation exercise is completed: PM Modi, Farooq Abdullah nominated to delimitation panel on Jammu and Kashmir, Delimitation exercise to begin in Assam soon. This will alert our moderators to take action. 📣 The Week is now on Telegram. Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and state election commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir and the four states will be the ex-officio members, it said. Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and … The cancelation of the notifications had paved the way for delimitation in the four north-eastern states. Inciting hatred against a certain community, India's 1st Online Instant Personal Loan Marketplace, Empowering youth with skills for post-Covid. “In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Delimitation Act, 2002, the Central Government hereby constitutes the Delimitation Commission for delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland,” the notification said. The copies of its orders are laid before Lok Sabha and the state legislative assembly concerned, “but no modifications are permissible therein by them”, the EC website said. Delimitation is the process of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a country or a province with a legislative body. Through delimitation, the BJP aims to shift the balance of power to Hindu majority Jammu from Muslim majority Kashmir. Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir will be carried out per the provisions of J&K Reorganisation Act that split the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir with an assembly and Ladakh without an assembly.Â. Photo: Reuters/Adnan Abidi. After delimitation, Jammu is likely to gain five seats and Kashmir two. “In India, such Delimitation Commissions have been constituted four times – in 1952 under the Delimitation Commission Act, 1952, in 1963 under Delimitation Commission Act, 1962, in 1973 under Delimitation Act, 1972 and in 2002 under Delimitation Act, 2002,” according to the EC website. So effectively, the seats will go up from 83 to 90 Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had explained recently when reporters had asked him about delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The appointment of Justice (retd) Desai will be for a period of one year or till further orders, whichever is earlier, the notification said. On February 28, the government had cancelled its earlier notifications which deferred delimitation in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh due to security issues, saying the exercise could be carried out “now” as the previous circumstances cease to exist.