Delimitation committee starts work on carving Delhi wards, details here
The Delimitation Committee for delimitation of wards in Municipal Corporation of Delhi held a meeting with key stakeholders on July 28 at Nigam Bhawan, Kashmere Gate, Delhi.
Officers of Directorate of Census Operations, Govt of India, Geo Spatial Delhi Ltd (GSDL) and Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Revenue Department, GNCTD participated in the meeting.
The chairman, Delimitation Committee said as per instructions of Central Government, the process of Delimitation of 250 wards of Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been undertaken by the Delimitation Committee on the basis of census data of 2011 as published by the Census Commissioner/Registrar General of India.
Population (on the basis of 2011 census) of each ward in the corporation shall, so far as practicable, be the same throughout the area of the corporation with a variation of plus/ minus 10 per cent, it said.
“All the wards shall, as far as practicable, be geographically compact areas and in delimiting them regard shall be had to the physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and public convenience.
“Each Assembly constituency shall be divided into minimum three wards. Boundary of a ward in the Corporation shall be carved within the boundary of the relevant Member of Legislative Assembly constituency and shall not cross it.”
The Directorate of Census Operations, Delhi has provided data in respect of Enumeration Blocks (EBs) based on the Census 2011 data.
Geo-Spatial Delhi Ltd (GSDL), a company of GNCT of Delhi, having specialisation in geo-mapping, is being engaged by the Committee for the Delimitation work. GSDL had also worked during the previous delimitation exercise of municipal wards during 2016-17 and has past experience and expertise of such work.
GSDL is preparing data along with digital maps of the Enumeration Blocks (EBs) Assembly constituency wise and ward wise. Detailed scope of work is being worked out for delimitation exercise in consultation with GSDL.
Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi has provided latest electoral rolls along with AC wise list of polling stations of NCT of Delhi and soft copies of maps of assembly constituencies. The CEO office and Revenue Department have assured assistance to the Committee for field inspections, wherever and whenever required, through the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs)/ Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs). CEO office has assured of providing technical support to the Committee, whenever required.
Commissioner, MCD, who was present in the meeting, informed the Committee that MCD is fully geared up to assist the Committee for providing all logistics and technical support including field inspections through its staff conversant with such surveys.
The committee also said due care will be taken to ensure that all voters are included in the newly delimited wards and no inconvenience is caused to the voters for casting of votes in election due to delimitation of wards in corporation.
The committee further conveyed that once the draft delimitation order is prepared, the same shall be published in public domain giving ample time and fair opportunity to all stakeholders including general public to provide their suggestions/objections which shall be given due consideration by the Committee before finalization the delimitation of wards.
State Election Commissioner, NCT of Delhi/Chairman-Delimitation Committee stressed on the need to complete the delimitation work in a time bound manner and as such, all key stakeholders have been asked to work nonstop for furtherance of the objective of the Delimitation Committee.