Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
1) What is delimitation? examine its objectives and how delimitation affects the representation of the people act. (250 words)
Why this question:
Days after the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 got the nod of Parliament, the Election Commission on August 13 held an internal meeting on the delimitation of constituencies ahead of elections to the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and is about discussing the concept of delimitation and its affects on representation of people act.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Define delimitation and its importance – Delimitation literally means the act of fixing the boundaries of constituencies.
Discuss the concept and evolution of delimitation in India.
Explain its significance, associated issues, current context of J and K.
Discuss what needs to be done and what are the consequences.
Conclude with assertion of significance.