From July 6 to 9, Delimitation Commission to be in Jammu and Kashmir

From 6th July to 9th July the Delimitation Commission shall be in Jammu and Kashmir. To seek their feedback on the delimitation of assembly seats in the state, and interaction will take place with political parties and district commissioners by the members of the Delimitation Commission during the visit.

As reported by the Press Trust of India, chaired by Delimitation Commission chairperson Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai along with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, after a meeting which was held on Wednesday at the headquarters of the poll panel, the decision was taken.

To gather first-hand information along with input concerning the ongoing process of delimitation as mandated under the Jammu and Kashmir reorganization act 2019, Including district election officers/deputy commissioners of 20 districts of the Union Territory, the commission shall have interaction with political parties, public representatives and Union territory administration officials during the visit period, mentioned by an Election Commission spokesperson in a statement, as reported by the Press Trust of India.

Providing valuable suggestions so that the task of delimitation is completed timely, the commission expected that all stakeholders shall cooperate in this endeavour, as mentioned, said by the spokesperson.

Related to data/map of the districts/constituency which is related to census 2011, a series of meetings have already been had by the Delimitation Commission, as added by the spokesperson. Including the consultations held by the commission last week with all deputy commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir on the restructuring of the existing assembly constituency along with carving out 7 new seats earlier this month, the delimitation commission is understood to have reviewed the progress made so far during the Wednesday’s meeting.

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