Bills For Women’s Quota In J&K And Puducherry : Passed
The Lok Sabha passed two Bills to extend the provisions of the Constitution (106th Amendment) Act, 2023 that grants 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State legislatures to the Union Territories of Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2023 and the Government of Union Territories (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the Lok Sabha.
- The two Bills seek to enable greater representation and participation of women as public representatives in law-making processes in the legislative assemblies of Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.
- Parliament needs to amend the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963, to establish reservations for women in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly.