Municipalities The State Election commission of Sikkim

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:

MunicipalityCouncillorsCouncillorsSize of Population
Municipal Corporation71570,000 or less
Municipal Council575000 or more less than 70,000
Nagar Panchayat553000 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.

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