SEC publishes revised boundaries of 236 electoral wards in Mumbai | Mumbai news

Mumbai The Maharashtra state election fee (SEC) on Friday revealed the ultimate record of revised boundaries for 236 civic electoral wards in Mumbai, after approving the draft for redrawn boundaries submitted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Wednesday.

Following this, the BMC will perform a ward reservation lottery and put together voters lists on which options and objections will likely be invited.

Whereas the schedule with time for each these processes will likely be determined and declared by the SEC, civic officers mentioned it may take roughly 15 days for the BMC to finish them.

A senior civic official mentioned, “The complete schedule is determined by the SEC. We’ll await additional directives. Nonetheless, realistically, this course of can take about two weeks.”

After these steps are accomplished, the SEC will create a draft schedule for the elections and seek the advice of the civic physique, after which the plan will likely be finalised by the SEC.

In round 13 administrative wards in Mumbai out of the 24, boundaries of electoral wards of their jurisdiction have been revised, involving areas like Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Andheri east, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Chembur, Lalbaug, Parel, Worli and Byculla. Three electoral wards every have been elevated within the island metropolis, western and japanese suburbs respectively.

Ravi Raja, former chief of the opposition in BMC between 2017-22, mentioned, “For carving out 9 extra electoral wards, we’ve got to grasp neighbouring three to 4 ward boundaries will get affected. About 40% to 50% of the boundaries have modified. I’ll come out with a whole assertion and evaluation.”

Rais Shaikh, Samajwadi Celebration MLA from Bhiwandi, mentioned, “Civic officers drew the ward boundaries underneath the affect of Shiv Sena. We filed options and objections which haven’t been included. To accommodate 236 electoral wards, boundaries of about 50% of the prevailing 227 wards modified. In doing so, they’ve favoured the present ruling celebration in BMC.”

Equally, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Company (KDMC) additionally revealed its last ward demarcation for the upcoming civic polls. As per the 2011 census, a complete of 133 candidates will likely be elected for the inhabitants of 15.18 lakh.

The civic polls will likely be performed within the panel system in 44 wards. Out of this, 43 wards could have a three-member panel and one ward could have a four-member panel.

In KDMC, contemplating the 1.50 lakh inhabitants of scheduled caste (SC) and 42,584 inhabitants of scheduled tribe (ST), a complete of 13 wards are reserved for SC out of which seven are for ladies. Out of the 4 wards reserved for ST two are reserved for ladies.

Within the renaming wards, 58 are reserved (excluding OBC) for ladies from open class and 58 for open class.

“As per the rules from the election fee, a draft ward demarcation was revealed earlier wherein options and objections have been invited. The civic physique obtained 997 objections from varied residents, politicos and alert teams. Out of them, 364 options on altering the identify of the wards have been thought-about and adjustments have been made,” mentioned an officer of KDMC, who didn’t want to be named.

“The election fee additionally sanctioned the options of adjustments to be made in a few of the wards boundaries, whereas the fee itself modified the boundaries for some wards too,” added the officer.

Together with these, the Thane Municipal Company (TMC) has additionally finalised the ward demarcation and revealed it on the civic web site on Saturday. Town could have 47 new wards and the election will likely be held in a three-panel system in all of the wards besides ward quantity 44.

Maruti Khodke, Public Relations Officer of TMC, mentioned, “We have now included the options and objections in a few of the wards within the last demarcation. Other than this, there aren’t any main adjustments in comparison with the draft demarcation.”

*with inputs from Sajana Nambiar

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