J&K Delimitation Commission’s order takes effect from today

Ministry of Law & Justice issues gazette notification

Ministry of Law & Justice issues gazette notification

Srinagar, May 20 (KNS): The delimitation commission award, redefining electoral map of Jammu and Kashmir has come into effect on Friday after the legislative department of ministry of Law and Justice issued a gazette notification.

According to the notification, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the order of delimitation commission came into effect from today under Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

lIn exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (2) and (3) of section 62 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019), the Central Government hereby appoints the 20th day of May, 2022, as the date on which the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Order No. 1, dated the 14th March, 2022 and Order No. 2, dated the 5th May, 2022, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (iii), vide numbers O.N. 6(E), dated the 14th March, 2022, and O.N. 17 (E), dated the 05th May, 2022, respectively, shall take effect,” reads the order.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that now Election Commission of India will go for rationalisation of polling stations and revision of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir.

On May 5, delimitation commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd.) Ranjana Desai along with other members unveiled the final order, redefining the electoral map of Jammu & Kashmir. (KNS) 

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