New Delhi: The Women’s Reservation Bill, which will provide one-third reservation to women in Parliament and state assemblies, will be introduced in the house during the special session, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in the Parliament.
It will be the first bill to be introduced in the new Parliament building. So, the Prime Minister called September 19 a “historic day”.
The government listed the bill, the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, for introduction in the Lower House.
The government said the women’s reservation bill is aimed at enabling greater participation of women in policy-making at the state and national levels.
According to the bill, the reservation will come into effect after a delimitation exercise is undertaken and will continue for 15 years. Seats reserved for women will be rotated after each delimitation exercise.