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Delimitation exercise to begin based on 2001 census data

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Delimitation Commission directed Deputy Commissioners to submit details of revenue villages in Manipur by July 7, 2020

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Imphal, July 4:

The demand for the delimitation process based on the fresh census data by various civil society bodies and the political parties of the state turns deaf ear to the Delimitation Commission of India.

In an urgent communication to all the Deputy Commissioners of the 16 (sixteen) revenue districts of the state, the Joint Election Officer of Manipur, Ramananda Nongmeikapam has written an urgent letter to complete the delimitation of both parliamentary and assembly constituencies based on 2001 census data.

“ I am directed to state that the Delimitation Commission has proposed to complete the work of delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies on the basis of 2001 census data as required by Delimitation Act 2002 as expeditiously as possible”, the Joint CEO Manipur in an urgent letter addressed to all the Deputy Commissioners of the 16 revenue districts of Manipur wrote as per directives of the delimitation Commission.

The urgent communication sent on July 2, 2020, to the Deputy Commissioners of Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West , Imphal East, Jiribam, Kakching, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Noney, Pherzwal, Senapati Tamenglong, Tengnoupal, Thoubal, and Ukhrul district further stated that -though the delimitation exercise is to be based on 2001 census, the positions of the districts, sub-divisions Blocks, Gram Panchayats, Municipal Corporation /Council, villages etc. are to be adjusted as on June 15, 2020.

The Deputy Commissioners have further been directed to submit the list of the recognised revenue villages under their respective jurisdiction latest by July 7, 2020.

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