Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha
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The Women's Reservation Bill, known as the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.
An Overview of the News
Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal introduced the 128th Amendment Bill, 2023 to achieve 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, while introducing the bill, said that if it is passed, the number of seats reserved for women in the Lok Sabha will increase from 82 to 181.
Additionally, the old Parliament House in the Lok Sabha was renamed the Samvidhan Sadan.
About Article 243(D)
Article 243(D) of Part IX of the Constitution mandates the reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in all three levels of Panchayats.
State legislatures are responsible for establishing provisions that reserve the posts of chairpersons in Panchayats for persons belonging to SC and ST communities.
Article 243(D) also provides that at least one-third of the seats in Panchayats should be reserved for women.
Additionally, State Legislatures have the power to provide for reservation in favor of backward classes in terms of seats or the post of Speakers.
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