Two weeks after panel formation, no headway in delimitation exercise


Two weeks after the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA)  shaped a three-member committee for the delimitation of wards within the Capital, the panel is but to begin work because it awaits for a notification from the Centre. 

In response to a supply aware of the event, the committee continues to be at midnight about the way in which ahead, particularly on the precise variety of wards that must be carved out within the delimitation train, with the restrict being no more than 250 seats.

Part 5 of the Delhi Municipal Company Act specifies that the Centre must decide the next: the variety of wards, the extent of every ward, which wards can be reserved for Scheduled Castes and for girls candidates, and the style during which the seats shall be rotated. 

“With out these specs, we’re unable to proceed forward with the train. No latest conferences have taken place with the Centre. MCD and State Election Fee workers have been roped in for the train however we will’t instruct them on a lot except the specs come by way of,” stated the supply. 

In response to the MHA’s order dated July 8, the three-member committee headed by State Election Commissioner, Delhi, Vijay Dev, is required to finish the delimitation train and submit its report inside 4 months from the date of problem of the order. 

“It’s potential to finish this train inside 4 months since there are digitised maps from the earlier delimitation train that was accomplished in 2016. Furthermore, the train can be carried out based mostly on 2011 census knowledge,” stated the supply. 

Earlier, senior officers aware of the delimitation of wards had stated the train is tedious and would require “a minimum of one yr time”, including that the earlier train was additionally time-consuming.