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Date : Dec 14, 2021

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Topic à Constitutional & Non-Constitutional Bodies


  • What is the definition of delimitation:


  • Delimitation is the process of determining the borders or limits of territorial constituencies in a state with a legislative assembly.


  • Who is responsible for carrying out the exercise:


  • A powerful commission is in charge of delimitation. The Delimitation Commission or Boundary Commission is their official name.
  • These bodies are so strong that their decisions have the force of law and cannot be overturned in a court of law.
  • In India, delimitation commissions have been established four times: in 1952 under the Delimitation Commission Act, 1952; in 1963 under the Delimitation Commission Act, 1962; in 1973 under the Delimitation Act, 1972; and most recently in 2002 under the Delimitation Act, 2002.
  • The directives of the commissions are carried out on the date set by the President of India.
  • The Lok Sabha or the concerned Legislative Assembly receives copies of these orders. No alterations are allowed.


  • The Commission is made up of the following members:


  • The Delimitation Commission appointed by the Centre must have three members, according to the Delimitation Commission Act of 2002: a serving or retired Supreme Court judge as chairperson, the Chief Election Commissioner or Election Commissioner nominated by the CEC, and the State Election Commissioner as ex-officio members.


  • Source à The Hindu à 13/12/21 à Page Number 8

Tags : Constitutional, Non-Constitutional Bodies

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