RESERVATION POLICY IN INDIAETHICAL ISSUES : RESERVATION POLICY IN INDIAETHICAL ISSUES Slide 2: “Educate a man and you educate an individual, Educate a woman and you educate a family.”
A. Cripps Slide 3: Some Prominent Women
of our country……
True Jewels of the Nation…… FIRST LADY PRIME MINISTER : FIRST LADY PRIME MINISTER SMT. INDIRA GANDHI President Of India : President Of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Lok Sabha - Speaker : Lok Sabha - Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar Entertainment : Entertainment Aishwarya Rai Bacchan Sports : Sports Corporate : Corporate Smt. Indra Nooyi What made these women different? : What made these women different? Women Reservation Bill : Women Reservation Bill Drafted by the Deve Gowda-led United Front government.
Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on September 12, 1996.
To promote women’s representation in decision-making bodies.
Reservation for women at each level of legislative decision-making, starting with the Lok Sabha, down to state and local legislatures. Slide 12: Women’s Reservation Bill that promises 33% of seats in Parliament to women.
Bill is essential for active political participation of women.
If bill passed, one-third of the available seats reserved for women in national, state, or local governments. Opposition to Bill : Opposition to Bill Male leaders would not get a chance to fight elections if 33.3 percent seats are reserved for women.
Opposed by politicians from the socially and economically backward classes.
Argue that reservation would help women gain seats, therefore causing further discrimination and under-representation to the poor and backward classes. Present Status of Bill : Present Status of Bill Law ministry has prepared two drafts of the Women's Reservation Bill.
First offers reservation of 33.3 percent seats for women within the existing strength of the two Houses of Parliament.
Second calls for increasing the strength of the two Houses by 33.3 percent (Lok Sabha from 545 to 900). Conclusion : Conclusion Slide 16: "The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race." Susan B. Anthony