Women's Reservation Bill

Law and Justice

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1706

TO BE ANSWERED ON THURSDAY, 05th MARCH 2020

WOMEN'S RESERVATION BILL

1706. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:

Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government intends to reintroduce the Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008 which lapsed after the 15th Lok Sabha or introduce its own Women's Reservation Bill in this or subsequent sessions of Parliament;
(b) whether Government has taken any steps towards having 'careful deliberations and consensus building' among political parties for the introduction of such a bill and if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the details of other legislation in which Government intends to introduce women's reservation?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)


(a) to (c) : Gender justice is an important commitment of the Government. The issue involved needs careful consideration on the basis of the consensus among all political parties before a Bill for amendment in the Constitution is brought before Parliament.

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