The Central government on Tuesday certified the final report of the delimitation committee on redrawing the wards of the civic body, therefore the dates for elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi would be published soon.
Tuesday saw the release of a notification from the Center approving the delimitation committee’s final report. A total of 250 wards have been designated for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, of which 42 wards must be reserved for members of Scheduled Castes, according to the announcement.
The State Election Commission will now choose which 42 of the total 250 wards would be set aside for women candidates, members of scheduled castes, and members of scheduled tribes.
When Delhi’s delineation process was last carried out in 2016, the number of wards was maintained at 272, with an average population of 60,000 and a variance of 10 to 15%.
Delhi was supposed to hold municipal elections in April of this year. Due to the Center’s plan to merge the three civic bodies, they were postponed hours before Delhi State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava was scheduled to announce the timetable on March 8.