The centre had asked ballotphysique chief Sunil Arora to title a member to the delimitation panel.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has named his deputy, Sushil Chandra, as his nominee to the proposed Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir in step with a written quiz from the Union Ministry of Legislation and Justice, sources told NDTV.
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act-2019 proposes to magnify the assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir from 107 to 114. The invoice turned into as soon as passed on August 6, a day after the centre scrapped the particular popularity of the erstwhile tell thru a presidential suppose.
While a Delimitation Commission is in total headed by a sitting or retired Supreme Court docket ponder, the opposite two are nominees from the Election Commission and the tell authorities. Sources mentioned that the chairperson and the third panel member would perhaps also be named quickly.
The effective energy of the Jammu and Kashmir Meeting turned into as soon as 87 sooner than parliament passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act. This integrated four seats falling in Ladakh, which is now a separate union territory with out a legislature. As many as 24 assembly seats proceed to remain vacant because they fall in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“The series of seats within the Legislative Meeting of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be increased from 107 to 114, and delimitation of the constituencies shall be obvious by the Election Commission within the type hereinafter supplied,” the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act-2019 reads.
The regulation also says that whereas the Lok Sabha can possess 5 seats from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh can possess one seat.
You shall be capable to must redraw constituency boundaries thru a delimitation exercise sooner than elections would perhaps well be held in any tell or union territory. The Election Commission had held its first meeting on the proposed delimitation in August, days after the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act turned into as soon as enacted.