Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023, was passed by Parliament on September 21, 2023.
- The bill aims to reserve one-third of the total number of seats for women in the following legislative bodies:
- Lok Sabha (the lower house of India’s parliament)
- State Legislative Assemblies
- Delhi Assembly
- The bill, also known as the Women’s Reservation Bill or Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, received approval from the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of parliament) through a division of votes. In this division, 214 members voted in favor of the bill, and none voted against it.
- The Lok Sabha had previously given its approval to the bill.
Q.: Which legislative bodies are covered by the Women’s Reservation Bill?
a. Lok Sabha, State Legislative Councils, and Municipal Corporations
b. Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, and Panchayati Raj Institutions
c. Lok Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, and Delhi Assembly
d. Gram Panchayats, Zila Parishads, and Municipalities
Ans : c. Lok Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, and Delhi Assembly