Critical Aspects behind Women Representation in Panchayati Raj and 108th Constitutional Amendment (Women’s Reservation Bill)

  • Amarjeet Kumar
Keywords: 73rd constitutional amendment, Women’s Reservation Bill & 108th constitutional amendment, Women Empowerment

Abstract

The 73rd constitutional amendment provides women reservation in PRIs election and many states like Bihar, Rajasthan are giving 50 percent reservation in PRIs. After the long demand and after many committee’s recommendation Panchayati Raj System get constitutional status. Unfortunately, 108th constitutional amendment could not pass in parliament which was related to 33 percent women’s reservation in Parliament and states. Lack of political will and seriousness no political party strongly supported for 33 percent women reservation and it is very hard fact that many political parties directly opposed the 108th constitutional amendment. There are many aspects being it is being discussed in this research paper it will realize the many reason behind noncorporation of political party in women reservation bill in Parliament. It is noticeable thing that many states taken many steps for women empowerment while opposing for women reservation in state’s legislative assembly. There is need to understand the why some political party and state are not willing to give reservation in legislative body of central and state’s legislative body.

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Published
2019-09-30
How to Cite
Amarjeet Kumar. (2019). Critical Aspects behind Women Representation in Panchayati Raj and 108th Constitutional Amendment (Women’s Reservation Bill). International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 6(5), 22-25. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.6.5.4