Who Decides about Reserved Constituency?
An independent body called the Delimitation Commission takes the decision about the reserved constituencies. The Commission is appointed by the President of India and works in collaboration with the Election Commission of India.
- Its purpose is to draw up the boundaries of constituencies all over the country.
- Each state has a quota of constituencies depending on the proportion of SC or ST in that state.
- The Constitution of India provides for the reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.