Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Delhi HC Cancels Summer Break Due To Time Lost In Light of COVID19, Will Remain Functional In June | Covid-19: Supreme Court asks Centre, J&K to reply on plea for restoration of 4G services | JeM militant arrested, arms and ammunition recovered in Baramulla | 3-yr-old minor girl raped in Ramban | Times likes these bring friends closer, says PM Modi after US President Donald Trump thanks India for HCQ export | J&K records fourth death due to COVID-19 | 6 coaches tranformed into isolation wards at Jammu Railway station to treat COVID-19 patients | J&K parliamentarians couldn’t utilize MPLADS funds | Amid Corona crisis, PDP leaders behaving in irresponsible manner | Amid Corona crisis, PDP leaders behaving in irresponsible manner | SMC employees, councilors lock horns amid COVID-19 crisis | 50 new ventilators to take month to reach JK Govt hospitals | 26 percent increase in Corona Virus patients in JK, positive cases reach 158 | Man linked to Tabligi Jammat tests positive for COVID-19 in Kulgam | MHA directs Govts to invoke stringent law to discourage hoarding, black-marketing of essentials | With strict measures in place, two more patients recover from COVID-19 in Ladakh | Pvt Company executing Hydel project at Draba denies salary to its local employees | J-K, Ladakh make wearing face masks mandatory | Lockdown will not be lifted in one go, will consult CMs: PM to Opposition | ACR Samba distributes food items among needy | BDC Chairperson gives Rs 25 k to SDPO Akhnoor | Donations pouring in to fight against COVID- 19 | AJKYF hails HRD Ministry, JKBOSE orders for promoting students | DDC Ramban launches distribution of free medicines under AYUSH | JKESTEWS greets people on Shab-e-Baraat, appeals to maintain communal harmony | Helping each other only way out | Ayurveda and Yoga gaining the confidence of Allopath fraternity | COVID19 - Dedication and Sense of Responsibility Vs Stress, Panic and Fear psychosis! | India mourns & honours her brave hearts who fell while exterminating Pakistani Vermin in Kashmir | Ameliorate problems faced by Gadigarh residents: Munish tells admin | J&K to set up two innovation-cum-training centres | J&K Govt bans new houseboats in Kashmir’s Dal, Nigeen lakes | Chairperson JJC monitors implementation of SC directions | Stone crusher owner, truck drivers among others booked for lockdown violations | Prices of masks, sanitizers and other preventive items shoot up in Poonch | 9 train cabins turned into isolation wards at Jammu Railway Station | MC Kishtwar installed disinfectant tunnel at District Hospital Kishtwar | Top JeM Commander killed in encounter at Sopore | Allopathic Dispensary Neel closed even in medical emergency | Shopkeepers compelled to pay rent during lockdown period by shop owners in Poonch | Went to nab drug peddler, police team attacked | Govt forms Committee to suggest panel for J&K BOSE chairman’s appointment | Highway reopens after remaining suspended for few hours | JMC installs disinfectant tunnel at Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar | Post offices in J&K, Ladakh committed to provide financial, welfare services | Administrator, Principal GMC receive Support for Medicos and Health Workers | ‘Habalas-e-commerce fraud of multi-crore’; CB produces preliminary charge sheet | Bangladeshis, Rohingyas must be tried under anti national law: Randhir | LG should convene All Party meet over corona virus: Harsh | COVID-19 pandemic successfully contained in Ladakh, says local MP | Advocate General, Law Officers contribute Rs 5 lakh to J&K Relief Fund | District Adm to intensify marketing checking | Timber smuggling on rise in Bhadarwah during lockdown | Let’s maintain social distance, not shun social responsibility: Rana | Land transferred for establishment of Kendriya Vidyalaya | No one in J&K will go without ration, drinking water: Labour Commissioner | RBI Moratorium a cruel joke to small business houses: Citizen’s Forum | PDP Youth Wing Jammu demands 4G restoration | Tahir Rufayee provides ration kits to poor in remote areas | Keen greets people on Shab -e- Baraat | MPEJ demands surplus PPE's | Army pays tribute to soldiers martyrad at LoC in Keran sector | Handwara Police booked 27 persons for defying prohibitory orders and seized 6 vehicles | Free Ration distributed by We The Human | Coronavirus crisis a time to be human: Sahni | Varun distributes ration among needy | SC/ST Retired Employees Forum distributes ration | Back Issues  
news details
Sets the ball rolling for setting up of Delimitation Commission
Government of India listens to pleas of Jammu residents
2/18/2020 11:30:57 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, F eb 18: With the name of Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra being proposed as one of the members of the Delimitation Commission in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir Government of India has set the ball rolling for increasing the number of seats of the assembly.
Ever since Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution of India were abrogated from the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir speculations were doing rounds that the exercise of delimitation may begin sooner than later. With Chandra’s nomination the exercise has been started in the union territory, even though little late.
Sources told Early Times that the central leadership of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) had decided long time back that delimitation would be taken up in Jammu & Kashmir and only then the assembly elections would be held. It was in this regard only that the important leaders of BJP at the central level made statements from time to time regarding delimitation.
“The people of Jammu region have been crying that number of seats need to be increased in the Jammu division so that deprivation among masses is put to rest. The setting up of Delimitation Commission would settle the nerves of the people living in Jammu division to some extent and they can hope for the things to be better in the near future,” said sources.
It would be in place to mention here that the strength of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly was 87. This includes four members of the house from the Ladakh division of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. Since Ladakh is a separate union territory now the effective strength of Jammu & Kashmir assembly is 83.
Since 24 seats have been reserved for the residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) the total strength of the Jammu & Kashmir assembly including (PoK) is 107. During the process of delimitation it is expected that seven more seats would be added to Jammu & Kashmir assembly and as such the strength would be 114.
“In the present day context while 46 members are elected to the Jammu & Kashmir assembly from Kashmir division the remaining 37 members are elected from the Jammu division. There are chances that seven seats would be added to the number of seats from Jammu and the number may reach to 44,” said sources.
Sources said that there are many seats in the Jammu division where the number of electors is high and as such seats need to be divided into two so that there is no more discrimination in the allocation of seats furthermore. They said the people of Jammu have been yearning for the setting up of Delimitation Commission so that there is no more regional imbalance.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center