Srinagar: The Government of India has extended the term of the Delimitation Commission by one year but excluded the North-Eastern states from its mandate.
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification on Wednesday night to extend the tenure of Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Desai, who is heading the panel, by one year.
The Commission’s term was ending on March 5, 2021. Interestingly, the North-Eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland have been excluded from the mandate of the Commission.
According to the notification, the Commission’s mandate would now only be to carry out the exercise in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. (KNO)