Municipalities The State Election commission of Sikkim
The State Election commission of Sikkim was constituted in 16.9.1996 as an independent constitutional body and is vested with the responsibility for superintendence, direction and control of preparation of electoral rolls and conduct of elections to local bodies in a free and fair manner.
The Sikkim Municipalities Act, 2007 contains provisions to categorize areas into larger urban area or smaller urban area,and also areas that are in transition from a rural area to an urban area. These factors are taken into account to constitute a Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat . The size of the population is also factored in before finalizing the minimum and maximum number of councillors to be elected. There are also provisions pertaining to the number of wards into which a town has to be demarcated.
The table below indicates the minimum and maximum number of Municipal Councillors to be elected:
|Municipality||Councillors||Councillors||Size of Population|
|Municipal Corporation||7||15||70,000 or less|
|Municipal Council||5||7||5000 or more less than 70,000|
|Nagar Panchayat||5||5||3000 or more less than 5000|
How many Municipality are there in Sikkim?
The total number of total Municipalities in Sikkim was described in the table above.