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Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Election: Ward delimitation proposal submitted to State Election Commission

Pimpri: For the upcoming general elections, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Administration finally submitted a draft ward delimitation proposal to the State Election Commission, which would contain detailed information about the population and Contains detailed information about the geographical boundaries of the enumerator group (block). Its draft is expected to be released next week for objection suggestions from people on this. There is a lot of curiosity among the contesting candidates and citizens, including corporators, about how the new ward will be, which part will be added to it, which part will be left out.

Meanwhile, it will be clear on Monday next week whether the municipal elections will be held in February or a few months later. This is because the Supreme Court is going to hold an important hearing on Monday (December 17) on the political reservation of OBCs in local bodies. The future of the upcoming municipal elections also depends on the decision of the court. What will happen to the municipal elections will be clear only after the decision of the Supreme Court.

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The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation elections will be held in a three-member system. The municipal administration could not prepare the plan within the November 30, 2021 deadline given by the Election Commission, so the commission extended the deadline till December 6. The draft plan prepared by the municipal administration was presented to the commission in a pen drive on 6 December 2021. It was presented before the commission on 11 December. The commission had suggested some amendments in it. Changes were made accordingly, although the Commission had then directed the submission of proposals for the formation of model wards by January 6, 2022, containing detailed information on population, geographical boundaries of the enumerator group (block) for confirmation of reservation. Later its term was extended till January 15.

Objections and suggestions will be invited

Accordingly, the calculation of membership and reservation, details of area and boundaries, enumeration group and population included in the election wards, enumerator group wise information, ward wise descending order of scheduled castes, descending order of scheduled tribes, joint details of members and regarding reservation, division The committee’s certificate The proposal was presented to the Election Commission, including the proposed detailed documentary information such as the document of the certificate to be issued in relation to the draft ward structure. Assistant Election Commissioner Balasaheb Khandekar personally went to Mumbai and presented the proposal to the commission. Now all eyes are on when this ward delimitation draft will be released. The draft is expected to be published next week and objections and suggestions will be invited. The commission is expected to complete the process of hearing the objections even as the elections go ahead.

Ward delimitation discussion everywhere

Additional commissioner Jitendra Wagh said that the draft ward structure had already been submitted to the commission. Assistant Commissioner Balasaheb Khandekar has gone to Mumbai to present the detailed proposal. The proposal was presented to the Election Commission in the afternoon. When to publish the plan, when and for how many days the objection is to be taken, when to leave the reservation, the commission will give its full program? The plan will be published accordingly. The ward structure has keen interest among the corporators as well as the interested candidates and citizens. I am very curious about how the new ward will be, what part has been added, what part is left out. Ward delimitation is being discussed everywhere. How many changes did the commission make in the plan of the corporation and if the plan is accepted as a status quo, when will the plan be published to the citizens? The candidates are questioning the election department regarding this.

There will be a ward for three members 45 and 4 members.

The population of Pimpri-Chinchwad city is 17 lakh 27 thousand 692. Its population is 2 lakh 73 thousand 810 Scheduled Caste (SC) and 36 thousand 535 Scheduled Tribe (ST). The number of councilors is 139. Out of 139 councilors, 69 will be male and 70 will be female. 114 seats will be for open category out of which 57 seats will be for women. 22 seats will be reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC). There will be seats for 11 women and 11 for men. 3 such seats will be reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST), 2 for women and 1 for man. There will be a total of 46 wards in the election. It will have 45 wards of 3 members and a ward of 4 members.

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