New Delhi: Jul 22, 2011
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for enhancing reservation for women in panchayats from the present 33% to 50% with the provision being applicable to all seats filled through direct election, office of chairpersons and of offices reserved for SC/STs. “The Cabinet approved the proposal for moving an amendment to the Constitution (one hundred and tenth amendment) Bill, 2009 for enhancing reservation for women in panchayats from 1/3 to at least 50%,” I&B minister Ambika Soni said. The provision of reserving half the seats for women in Panchayats will apply to the total number of seats filled by direct election, offices of chairpersons and seats and offices of chairpersons reserved for SCs and STs.
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