Uttarakhand passed the Women's Reservation Bill

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Women's Reservation BillUttarakhand Governor Gurmeet Singh has given assent to a bill providing for 30% horizontal reservation for domiciled women citizens of the state in public services and posts.

An overview of the news

  • The bill known as the Uttarakhand Public Services (Horizontal Reservation for Women) Bill 2022 was passed by the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly on November 30 during the winter session.

  • This decision is considered an important one for ensuring gender equality and social justice in the state government.

Reservation For Women

  • The Bill provides for 20% horizontal reservation for direct recruitment to public services and posts against vacancies to be filled up to July 24, 2006.

  • Thereafter, 30% horizontal reservation will be provided in favour of women candidates permanently domiciled in Uttarakhand.

Cabinet Approval

  • The state cabinet had on October 12 authorised Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to bring an ordinance on the issue of women's reservation in state government jobs.

  • The move came after a High Court judgement and was aimed at ensuring that 30% reservation for women in state services would be implemented.

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