Delimitation Commission holds its first meeting to review the progress of direction

Highlights:

  • The Delimitation Commission had a meeting on 28th May,2020,to review the progress of direction given by the Commission  in its first meeting held on 29th April,2020.
  • Earlier there was slight delay in organizing the first meeting due to ongoing lock down because of Covid 19 pandemic.
Details Analysis:
  • Information on details of State Election Commissioner has been received from the State of Arunachal Pradesh,Assam,Manipur and Union Territory of Jammu &Kashmir.
  • Nomination of Associate Members as required under Delimitation Act, 2002,has been received from Lok Sabha.
  • Also Nomination of Associate Members from the Legislative Assembly of Assam and Manipur has been received.
  • Requisite Census data has been received from Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  • Commission directed to pursue the concerned State Governments for any pending information.
  • It also asked to seek other necessary data/map from the respective CEOs within a time frame.
What is Delimitation?
  • Delimitation is the act of redrawing the boundaries of state assembly and Lok Sabha seats with respect to the changes in population.
  • The main objective of delimitation is to provide equal representatives in the legislative assembly and parliament to equal segments of population.
Delimitation Commission:
  • The Delimitation Act is brought about by the Parliament after every census under Article 82.
  • The commission is made of Supreme Court Judge, Chief Election Commissioner and also state election commissioners of respective states.
  • The Delimitation exercise has been done four times.
  • They were implemented in 1952, 1963, 1973 and 2002.
  • The Last delimitation exercise was begun in 2002 and ended in 2008 based on 2001 census.