Rural governance in India: A case of gender-based affirmative action

Jain, Isha (2014) Rural governance in India: A case of gender-based affirmative action. Journal of Politics & Governance, 3 (1). pp. 137-142. ISSN 2456-8023

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Globalization refers to economic integration of the world. As it is an overriding phenomenon, its impact is felt across the world. When it comes to India, its impact on rural governance is widely reflected. In particular, giving 33% reservation to women in the existing Panchayati Raj system has become a controversial issue among the political parties for long. In 1993, the 74th Constitution Amendment Act had approved reservation for women in village Panchayats. This research tries to re-examine the attempts made by Indian Government in order to empower women politically, through decentralization. In this regard, the author will provide an analysis of women elected representation in Haryana's Panchayats. Finally, the author will recommend the measures for improving the current status quo in regard to the participation of women.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Globalization | Governance | Women Reservation | Panchayati Raj
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 10:35
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 10:35
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