MCD polls: Delimitation exercise on track, to be completed by November deadline

The delimitation commission formed to carve out 250 wards in Delhi to pave the way for MCD elections is hopeful of finishing the task in four months as it has received most of the data needed to complete the exercise, sources said.
The commission, which is using digitised maps of Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL), is hopeful of submitting the draft report on the exercise within the stipulated deadline of November 2022.
The average size of the ward would be around 65,000. Each assembly constituency shall be divided into a minimum of three wards and the principal of average population may not be maintained throughout, therefore a deviation to the extent of plus minus ten percent may be acceptable to the Central Government, said the official order from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
The order also stated that the total population of the corporation (2011 census) shall be divided by the total number of wards and average population of each ward shall be obtained. The average shall be guiding factor for delimiting the wards in such a manner that each ward so far as practicable has equal population limiting the number of wards not more than 250.
“Boundary ward wards shall be carved out within the boundary of the relevant members of the MLA and shall not cross it,” it added.