J&K Delimitation panel gets two months extension until May this year

The term of the Delimitation Commission, mandated to redraw the assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, has been extended by two months to complete its task. The panel’s term was to end on March 6. The panel needs more time to ready its final report. Headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai, it has Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and the state election commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir as its ex-officio members. In its draft report shared with its five associated members all Lok Sabha members from Jammu and Kashmir the delimitation panel has proposed an overhaul of assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the Union territory.

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