Monday, May 27, 2024

PM Namo led Cabinet approves 33% women reservation bill

In a historic announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led cabinet on Sep. 18 approved 33 per cent reservation for women in the Parliament.

One-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be reserved for women candidates. The reserved seats will be rotated after each general election, the bill proposes.

The bill also proposes sub-reservation for SCs, STs, and Anglo-Indians within the 33 per cent quota. Reserved seats should be rotated after each general election, the bill proposes.

With input from RepublicWorld.com

The decision was taken in the 90 minute long union cabinet meeting, which was chaired by the Prime Minister with top ministers earlier on Monday evening.

The first day of the five-day special session of Parliament commenced in the Old Building on Monday. The parliamentary proceedings will shift from the old to the adjacent new state-of-the-art building on September 19.

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