Srinagar, Jun 30: The Delimitation Commission has planned a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir from July 06 (Tuesday) to interact with political parties, public representatives and officials from Union Territory administration.
The commission will gather first hand information and input concerning the ongoing process of delimitation as mandated under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization act, 2019.
According to a statement, today, Delimitation Commission under the Chairpersonship of Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Prakash Desai, in the presence of Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has decided to visit the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir from 6th July, 2021 (Tuesday) to 9th July, 2021 (Friday)
“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 statement 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.
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 series of meetings related to data/ map of the Districts/ Constituencies related to census 2011.
Earlier, it invited all Associate Members for interaction, which were participated by two of the Associate Members.
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 expected that all stakeholders will co-operate in this endeavour and will provide valuable suggestions so that the task of delimitation is completed timely. kno