Delimitation Commission holds its first meeting to review the progress of direction
- 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.
What is Delimitation?
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.