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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

STATEMENT REGARDING PROVISION OF WOMEN RESERVATION IN THE STATE / UT LEGISLATION

Sl. No.

State/UT

Provision in the State/ UT Legislation.

1.

Andhra Pradesh

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

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

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

3.

Chhattisgarh

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

4.

Bihar

50% as per the Bihar Panchayati Raj Act 2006

5.

Goa

Goa Panchayati Raj Act 1994

6.

Gujarat

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

7.

Haryana

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

8.

Himachal Pradesh

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

9

Kerala

33% as per the Kerala Panchayati Raj Act.

10.

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.

11.

Maharashtra

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.

12.

Manipur

Section 25 of the Manipur Panchayati Raj Act 1994

13.

Rajasthan

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

14.

Sikkim

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

15.

Tripura

1/3rd seats are reserved for women.

16.

Uttarakhand

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

17.

West Bengal

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

18.

Chandigarh

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

19

Lakshadweep

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

20.

Puducherry

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.

21

Orissa

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22

A&N Admn.

1/3rd reservation for all women.

 

 

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