Delimitation


Justice Kuldeep Singh of Delimitation Commission.Pic.Courtesy:The Tribune

Justice Kuldeep Singh of Delimitation Commission.Pic.Courtesy:The Tribune


The job of Delimitation Commission headed by Justice Kuldeep Singh was to redrawn the boundaries of electoral constituencies. In last delimitation in 1975 (using the 1971 Census), the number of elected Lok Sabha seats increased from 490 to 543.
However, the special (42nd )Amendment to the Constitution in 1976 deferred further delimitation till after the 2001 Census.The task of Delimitation Commission to redrawn boundaries on the basis of the 2001 population.
Under Article 82 of the Indian Constitution, the Parliament enacts a Delimitation Act after every census. Then, the Government constitutes a Delimitation Commission. This Delimitation Commission redrawn the boundaries of the Parliamentary Constituencies .

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A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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