Process of delimitation in respect of UT of J&K

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  • February 20, 2021
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Process of delimitation in respect of UT of J&K

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Governance; Election; Constitution

In news

  • Delimitation Commission held a meeting recently with the Associate Members from UT of J&K. 
  • Objective: To seek their suggestion on the process of delimitation in respect of the UT. 

Important value additions 

  • Delimitation is the act of redrawing boundaries of Lok Sabha and state Assembly seats. 
  • Objective of delimitation: To provide equal representation to equal segments of a population; fair division of geographical areas so that one political party doesn’t have an advantage over others in an election.
  • Constitutional provisions: Under Article 82, the Parliament enacts a Delimitation Act after every Census. 
  • Delimitation is carried out by an independent Delimitation Commission. 
  • Delimitation Commissions have been set up four times — 1952, 1963, 1973 and 2002 
  • There was no delimitation after the 1981 and 1991 Censuses.

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