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Ministry of Panchayati Raj26-April, 2010 15:0 IST
Women Reservation


            Union Minister  of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha that the reservation quota at various levels in the Panchayati Raj System is being implemented. In reply to a written question the Minister said The details are given in Annexure- 1.


            Dr. Joshi further informed that the Central Government has moved a proposal for effecting a Constitutional amendment to increase the percentage of reservation of seats for women in PRIs from existing limit of not less than one third to one-half with a view to empowering women and making Panchayats more inclusive institutions.   Thus the above amendment will bring uniformity in the matter of reservation in various States.  The existing quota of reservation for women in different States is given in Annexure- 2.


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                              Annexure 2


Sl. No.


Provision in the State/ UT Legislation.


Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act 1994. Provision 1/3rd of the seats are reserved for women.


Arunachal Pradesh

1/3rd of total seats are reserved for Women.



Chhattisgarh Panchayati Raj (Amended) Act. 2008 reservation has been enhanced from 33% to 50 %



50% as per the Bihar Panchayati Raj Act 2006



Goa Panchayati Raj Act 1994



Provision of one third reservation against total number of seats in Gujarat Panchayat Act. 1993 vide Section 9,10 & 11



1/3rd seats of the total seats are reserved for women.


Himachal Pradesh

1/3rd seats of the total seats are reserved for women.



33% as per the Kerala Panchayati Raj Act.


Madhya Pradesh

As per amendment in Madhya Pradesh Panchayat & Gram Swaraj Act. 1993 , 50% reservation for women has been made in all three tiers of PRIs.



As per the reservation policy in Maharashtra State, 1/3rd of the total number of offices in the Panchayati Raj Institutions are reserved for Women candidates.



Section 25 of the Manipur Panchayati Raj Act 1994



The reservation for women in the State of Rajasthan was 33% which has been increased to 50%.



40% seats are reserved for women. The State Govt. enhanced seat reservation from 33% to 40 % in 2007 only.  No proposal to enhance further.



1/3rd seats are reserved for women.



Up to 50% as per Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Raj Adhiniyam 1947.


West Bengal

Not less than 1/3rd of the total number of seats reserved for women.



1/3rd as per Punjab Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 (As applicable in Chandigarh).



Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, 1994 provides reservation of not less than 1/3rd of seats in Panchayat for women.



Section 11 (4) of the Pondicherry Village and Commune   Panchayats Act 1973. Provided further that one-third of the total number of seats in Panchayats at each level shall be reserved for women.





A&N Admn.

1/3rd reservation for all women.






(Release ID :60946)

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