Lok Sabha Passes Women’s Reservation Bill with Overwhelming Majority

The Lok Sabha passed the Women’s Reservation Bill on September 20, 2023. The bill was introduced on the first day of proceedings in the new Parliament Building.

  1. The bill aims to provide 33% reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies.
  2. The bill received strong support with 454 votes in favor and only 2 against it.
  3. The implementation of the reservation is scheduled for 2029, following the delimitation of constituencies, which will be conducted after the next census.
  4. The bill is officially named the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, also known as the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam.
  5. The next step is for the bill to be discussed and voted on in the Rajya Sabha.

Q.: What is the official name of the Women’s Reservation Bill?

a) Women’s Empowerment Bill
b) Gender Equality Bill
c) Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam
d) Reservation for Women Act

Ans : c) Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam

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