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Impact of gender reservation in Indian Urban Local Bodies (ULB)

  • Category
    Society
  • Published
    19th Oct, 2021

Context

Twenty-five years have passed (since the Bill for women reservation was first introduced in the parliament in 1996) but we are yet to realise the reservation of one-third of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies.

  • The women Reservation Bill continues to languish but the reservation in urban local bodies (ULBs) has made a significant contribution towards narrowing down the gender divide when it comes to women representation at the grass-roots level of democracy.
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