Local body election SC full order today

[12/6, 13:19] Sekarreporter: REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
      IA No. 182868/2019 in CIVIL APPEAL  NOS.  5467­5469/2017
       
DRAVIDA MUNNETRA KAZHAGAM (DMK) …..APPELLANT(S)
VERSUS
SECRETARY GOVERNORS SECRETARIAT 
AND ORS.
…..RESPONDENT(S)
WITH 
M.A. No.2328/2019 in W.P.(C) No.1267/2018
(With IA No. 183503/2019 and  IA No. 183515/2019 and  IA No.
163332/2019 and IA No. 183506/2019 and I.A. Nos.186721 and
186722 of 2019 and I.A. No.185943 of 2019)
WITH
Contempt Petition (C) Diary No(s).38969/2019 in W.P.(C)
No.1267/2018 
WITH
W.P.(C)  No.1411/2019 
(IA No.183815/2019, IA No.185955/2019, IA No.183813/2019)
WITH
W.P.(C) No.1415/2019
WITH 
W.P.(C) No.1413/2019
 (I.A. No. 183819/2019)
WITH
W.P.(C) No.1418/2019 
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[12/6, 13:20] Sekarreporter: irretrievable by the time the results are declared and stage is
set for invoking the jurisdiction of the court.”

  1. For the reasons aforestated, these applications are allowed in
    part and disposed of with the following directions:
    a. The Respondent­authorities shall hold elections to all
    Panchayats   at     village,   intermediate   and   district   levels,
    except those in the following nine reconstituted districts:
    i. Kancheepuram
    ii. Chengalpattu
    iii. Vellore
    iv. Thirupathur
    v. Ranipet
    vi. Villupuram
    vii. Kallakurichi
    viii. Tirunelveli
    ix. Tenkasi;
    b. The   Respondents   (including   the   Delimitation
    Commission)   are   directed   to   delimit   the   nine   newly-
    constituted districts in accordance with law and thereafter
    hold   elections   for   their   panchayats   at   the   village,
    intermediate   and   district   levels   within   a   period   of   four
    months;
    c. There shall be no legal impediment against holding
    elections for Panchayats at the village, intermediate and
    district levels for rest of the districts;
    d. State Election Commission shall notify elections for
    the panchayats at village, intermediate and district levels in
    respect   of   all   districts   except   the   nine   re­constituted
    districts as per the details given in direction ‘a’ above.;
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    [12/6, 13:20] Sekarreporter: e. While   conducting   elections,   the   respondents   shall
    provide   proportionate   reservation   at   all   levels,   in
    accordance   with   the   Rule   6   of   Tamil   Nadu   Panchayats
    (Reservation   of   Seats   and   Rotation   of   Reserved   Seats)
    Rules, 1995.
    16. In all fairness, we must note that the learned Advocate General of
    Tamil Nadu has also agreed to proceed with the election process as
    directed above.
    17.  Since, the only grievance raised in the main appeals was that the
    local body elections ought be held on the basis of the 2011 Census
    and not of 2001; and considering how the respondents have already
    used   the   2011   Census   while   conducting   the   latest   delimitation
    exercise   (except   in   the   newly   re­constituted   nine   districts),   these
    appeals   have   been   rendered   infructuous   and   are   disposed   of
    accordingly.
  2. All pending I.As. also stand disposed of accordingly.
    ……………………….. CJI.
       (S. A. BOBDE)
      ………………………… J.
    (B.R. GAVAI)
    …………………………. J.
    (SURYA KANT)
    NEW DELHI
    DATED : 06.12.2019
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