This dataset consists of information on the Urban Local Body Elections for the national capital Delhi.
Local Bodies exist under Panchayati Raj or Municipality, the third tier of governance in India. Local Bodies are institutions of local self-governance and are broadly classified into Rural Local Bodies (Panchayats) and Urban Local Bodies (Municipalities). Currently, there are 4765 Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in India. ULBs are classified as follows:
1. Municipal Corporation – formed for large urban area
2. Municipal Council – formed for smaller urban area
3. Nagar Panchayat (also referred to as Notified Area Council) –
formed for areas that are in transition from rural to urban.
Each ULB is headed by a Mayor for Municipal Corporation and a President/Chairman for Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat. The area/region administered by the ULB is divided into territorial constituencies known as wards. Each ward has seat(s), and the elected/nominated candidate is referred to as a member/councilor, and
participates in the council (legislative wing of the ULB) also known as the ward committee.
This dataset has been built through the collaborative efforts of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University, and the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
The data have been carefully extracted and verified from official State Election Commission websites that document information on elections. The data extracted from the sources (defined in Table 2) have been cleaned and standardized with the aim of facilitating further analysis.
This is Version 1.1
We hope that you will find this dataset useful and request that you cite the data as indicated in the codebook, whenever you use the data in a publication or public presentation.
If a variable(s) drawn from the TCPD-CASI-ULB dataset plays an important role in your project (published or unpublished), please use all the suggested citations below:
Data Citation: “TCPD-CASI Urban Local Body Dataset (TCPD-CASI-ULB), 2008-2022”. Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University and Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
Codebook Citation: Srishti Gupta, Neelesh Agrawal, Adam Auerbach, Mohammed Zahir Ali, Mohit Kumar, Aditya Sarkar, Tariq Thachil, Gilles Verniers, and S. V. Sai Vikas. 2023. “TCPD-CASI Urban Local Body Dataset (TCPD-CASI-ULB), 2008-2021 Codebook 1.1″, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania