Tag: EC to begin delimitation exercise in Assam

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Public Awareness & General Administration EC to begin delimitation exercise in Assam The Election Commission of India ECI has initiated the delimitation process for assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Assam, as per Section 8A of Representation of People Act (RPA), 1950. Last delimitation of constituencies in Assam was done on the basis of 1971 census figures. The process will be based on Census data from 2001  As per Section 8A of the Representation of People’s Act RPA 1950, the President can order a delimitation exercise to be carried out in four North East States (NES)-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. Note  Delimitation is the process of fixing limits or boundaries of territorial constituencies in a country or a state with a legislative body. The job of delimitation is assigned to the Delimitation Commission or a Boundary Commission. It has 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. Its orders cannot be questioned before any court. Members :  A retired Judge of SC, Chief Election Commissioner of India, State Election Commissioner (of respective state).