Women's Reservation Bill Tabled In Lok Sabha By Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal
In a significant development, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday (18 September) tabled the women's reservation bill on the first day of House proceedings in the new Parliament House.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, bill, aims to increase the participation of women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.
This comes after the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday (18 September) cleared the women's reservation bill.
The bill seeks to provide 33 per cent quota to women in Parliament and state legislatures.
The quota will not apply to Rajya Sabha or state Legislative Councils. Within the quota, a third of the seats will be for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, NDTV reported.
The reservation will be implemented only after the first delimitation or redrawing of constituencies after the bill becomes law.
The provisions of the women's quota bill will come into effect after delimitation or redrawing of constituencies after "the relevant figures for the first Census taken after commencement of the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Amendment) Act 2023 have been published" and will cease to have effect 15 years after its enactment, says the bill.
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