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Delimitation panel to submit report on J&K constituencies next week

While the report will be a much detailed document, the award will deal with basic details such as number of constituencies and their size, they pointed out

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Jammu and Kashmir | Jammu | Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in Srinagar on October 11, 2021 after gunfights between security forces and militants in other places in Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI Photo/S. Irfan)
PTI Photo/S. Irfan

A Delimitation Commission, mandated to redraw the assembly constituencies of and Kashmir, is set to submit its report to the government next week, sources said on Thursday.

The panel would also make public its "award" detailing the number of constituencies and their size by bringing out a gazettee notification after the report is submitted to the government, the sources said.

While the report will be a much detailed document, the award will deal with basic details such as number of constituencies and their size, they pointed out.

The commission has proposed increasing the number of seats in the union territory from 83 to 90. Besides, there are 24 seats in Pakistan Occupied (PoK) which continue to remain vacant.

For the first time, nine seats have been proposed for .

The panel has also proposed six additional seats for and one for . As of now, the division has 46 seats and division 37.

The last delimitation panel took seven years to give its award in 1995 while this commission took little over two years to complete its task despite the coronavirus pandemic, a functionary pointed out.

Formed in March 2020, the panel was granted a one-year extension last year. Headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, it has Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and the state election commissioner of as its ex-officio members.

In February, it was given a two-month extension to complete its task. Its term was to otherwise end on March 6.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 28 2022. 18:44 IST
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