Delimitation of constituencies after 2026: Sagar
Srinagar, Oct 3: The Government said that in terms of sub-section (3) of section 47 of Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, upon the completion of each census, the number, extent and boundaries of the territorial constituencies shall be readjusted by such authority and in such manner as the Legislature by law determine.
This was stated by the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar in reply to a question raised by the Muhammad Yousuf Tang in the Legislative Council here today.
The Minister said, as per section 3 of the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of peoples Act,1957, as soon as may be after the completion of each census the Governor shall constitute a Commission to be called the Delimitation Commission. He said as per section 4, the Delimitation Commission shall readjust the extent and boundaries of the Assembly Constituencies and as such the constitution and delimitation of Assembly Constituencies is done by the Delimitation Commission having regard to the population, geographical compactness, nature of terrain, facilities of communication and the like consideration as per section 4 of the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of People Act, 1957.
Sagar said section 47 of the State Constitution provides that until the relevant figures for the first census taken after the year 2026 have been published, it shall not be necessary to readjust the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of the State and division of State into the territorial constituencies.
He said, similar provision exists in section 3 of the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of People Act, 1957, which provides that until the relevant figures for the first census taken after the year 2026 have been published, it shall not be necessary to constitute a Commission to determine the delimitation of Assembly Constituencies, therefore, any further delimitation is possible thereafter only.
52 LEGISLATIONS ENACTED IN LAST 10 YEARS
The Government today said that during last ten years 52 Legislations were enacted by the State legislature.
This was stated by the Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Minister, Ali Muhammad Sagar in reply to a question raised by B R Kundal in the Legislative Council.
The Minister said State Government has issued rules under 20 such legislations. He said there were various reasons for non-issuance of rules under certain legislations. He said that in some enactments, there is no provision for making of rules, like, the Inspector General of Prison (Change in Designation) Act, 2001 and the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal law (Shari at) Application Act, 2001 etc.
BPL SURVEY CONDUCTED AFTER EVERY 5 YEAR
The Government today said the BPL survey was being conducted after every five years as per the guidelines of Government of India adding that the last BPL survey was conducted in 2002.
This was stated by the Minister for Rural Development Department, Ali Muhammad Sagar in reply to a question of Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy in the Legislative Council.
The Minister said that after BPL Survey 2002-2007, no instructions have been received regarding conducting of fresh BPL survey and the criteria for the beneficiaries to be benefitted under Rural Development Schemes are being determined on the basis of BPL survey 2002-2007.
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