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sub-section (1B) of Section 107 by rotation to different constituencies in the District Panchayat area.

(7) Nothing contained in sub-sections (3) to (6) shall be deemed to prevent members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes or the women from standing for election to the non-reserved seats in a District Panchayat.

(8) A District Panchayat shall have a President and a Vice-President elected by the elected members of the District Panchayat from among themselves.

CHAPTER IV

DELIMITATION OF CONSTITUENCIES 10.

Division of Panchayats into constituencies. —

(1) 29[The Government shall by notification in the Gazette, constitute a Delimitation Commission consisting of the State Election Commission as the Chairman and four Officers, not below the rank of Secretary to Government, as members. The said Delimitation Commission shall, as soon as may be after fixing the strength of a Panchayat at any level under Section 6 and after determining the number of seats to be reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and for Women],

(a) divide every Panchayat into as many constituencies as there are seats and fix the boundaries of such constituencies: Provided that the population of each constituency shall, as far as practicable, be the same throughout the Panchayat area: Provided further that where the territorial area of a Block Panchayat is divided into constituencies, the boundaries of such constituencies shall not divide any constituency of any Village Panchayat and where the territorial area of a District Panchayat is divided into constituencies the boundaries of such constituencies shall not divide any constituency of any Village Panchayat or of any Block Panchayat, into more than one division. ) 30[xxxx] 31[(1A) The officers for the functioning of the Delimitation Commission, procedure for the conduct of meeting including quorum and other related matters shall be such, as may be prescribed.

(13) The State Election Commission or the officer authorised by it in this behalf shall, on determination by the Government of the number of seats to be reserved, earmarked and constituency or constituencies to be reserved for Scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes or Women.