The Constitution provides for reservation of one-third seats for women in:

  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. State Legislative Assemblies
  4. Gram Panchayats
  5. Municipalities

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [C] 4 & 5 Only

The 73rd Amendment 1992 added a new Part IX to the constitution. It says that: out of the total number of seats to be filled by the direct elections, 1/3rd have to be reserved for women in panchayats. Constitution (Seventy Forth Amendment) Act, 1992 has introduced a new Part IXA in the Constitution, it provides for 1/3rd seats to be reserved in municipalities for women. The 108th Constitution Amendment Bill envisaged for reservation of 33% seats for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. The bill was passed in Rajya Sabha but was defeated in Lok Sabha and later lapsed with the dissolution of Lok Sabha. There is no reservation for women in the Rajya Sabha.

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