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Policy Making to get all round touch in Nagaland

  • Published
    11th Nov, 2023
Context:
  • Nagaland Legislative Assembly passes law to provide 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies of the state.

Salient features of the Act:

  • The Nagaland Municipal Bill, 2023 was passed by the State Legislative Assembly in a special session called by the Governor.
  • Nagaland Assembly unanimously passed the Bill which retained the 33% of seats in Urban Local Bodies for women.
  • Reservation for the post of Chairperson in Urban Local Bodies has been done away with by the new Bill.
  • Taxes related to immovable property to be appropriated by Urban Local Bodies have been removed from the new Bill.

History of the issue:

  • The earlier law i.e., Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 was rejected by the people of Nagaland as they objected to reservation of women.
  • This issue let to Municipal Councils not been held in Nagaland since 2004.
  • Tribal societies have opposed reservation of seats for women in Municipal Council of Nagaland.

Impact:

  • Passing of the Nagaland Municipal Bill, 2023 is huge step in the direction of women’s participation in politics and policy making.
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