Delimitation Commission to visit Jammu & Kashmir from July 6-9
A file photo of Lal Chowk, in the heart of Jammu & Kashmir capital Srinagar. IANS

Delimitation Commission to visit Jammu & Kashmir from July 6-9

New Delhi, June 30, 2021

This was decided at a meting of the Delimitation Commission under the Chairpersonship of Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Prakash Desai, in the presence of Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, an official press release said.

"During this period, the Commission will interact with political parties, public representatives and Union Territory administration officials including District Election Officers/ Deputy Commissioners of 20 districts of the Union Territory to gather first hand information and input concerning the on-going process of delimitation as mandated under the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019," the release said.

The Delimitation Commission was constituted in March 2020 and its term was extended by another year in March 2021 in view of the on-going pandemic.

The third Member of the Commission is the State Election Commissioner of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Commission also has five Associate Members nominated by the Speaker, Lok Sabha. The Commission already had a series of meetings related to data/ map of the Districts/ Constituencies related to census 2011. Earlier, it invited all Associate Members for interaction, in which two of the Associate Members participated.

A number of representations has also been received on various aspects concerning delimitation from civil societies and members of public from the Union Territory. The Commission has already taken note of all such suggestions and directed that these may be deliberated further in the context of ground realities concerning delimitation.

"The Commission expects that all stakeholders will cooperate in this endeavour and will provide valuable suggestions so that the task of delimitation is completed timely," the release added.

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