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Delimitation commission for Jammu and Kashmir
🖊 Delimitation literally means the act or process of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a country or a province having a legislative body.
🖊 The job of delimitation is assigned to a high power body. Such a body is known as Delimitation Commission or a Boundary Commission. In India, such Delimitation Commissions have been constituted 4 times :-
In 1952 under the Delimitation Commission Act, 1952,
In 1963 under Delimitation Commission Act, 1962,
In 1973 under Delimitation Act, 1972 and
In 2002 under Delimitation Act, 2002.
🖊 The Delimitation Commission in India is a high power body whose orders have the force of law and cannot be called in question before any court.
🖊 These orders come into force on a date to be specified by the President of India in this behalf.
🖊 The copies of its orders are laid before the House of the People and the State Legislative Assembly concerned, but no modifications are permissible therein by them.
🖊 Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kaishmir was set up on 6th March 2020.
🖊 The commission is headed by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai.
🖊 Along with Desai, ex-officio members of the panel are Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and J&K State Election Commissioner KK Sharma.
🖊 In Feb 2022 Govt. for the second time, has extended Jammu & Kashmir Delimitation Commission’s term.
🖊 The delimitation process plays a crucial role in kickstarting Jammu & Kashmir’s political process.
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