50% Quota for Women in Panchayats Planned

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  • Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Birender Singh, has said the government would be pushing a Constitutional amendment, to increase reservation for women in panchayats from 33%  to 50%.
  • Though some States have provided 50% reservation to women in panchayats, the government will ensure that it is implemented in the whole country.
  • States that already follow 50% reservation for women are Bihar, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.