Rajya Sabha Chairman constitutes all-women panel for Women’s Reservation Bill discussion

New Delhi: Nagaland MP Phangnon Konyak among Vice-Chairpersons comprising 13 women RS Members

BY | Thursday, 21 September, 2023

The Vice-President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Jagdeep Dhankhar, reconstituted the panel of Vice-Chairpersons comprising 13 women RS Members on Thursday as the House discussed the Women’s Reservation Bill, 2023 or Nari Shakti Vandan Vidheyak Bill, 2023.

Dhankar emphasized that their presence on the chair would send a powerful message to the world at large and it would symbolize that they held a ‘commanding position’ during this epochal moment of change.

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The women Rajya Sabha Members nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairpersons are: P. T. Usha, S. Phangnon Konyak, Jaya Bachchan, Saroj Pandey, Rajani Ashokrao Patil, Dr. Fauzia Khan, Dola Sen, Indu Bala Goswami, Dr. Kanimozhi NVN Somu, Kavita Patidar, Mahua Maji, Dr. Kalpana Saini and Sulata Deo.

The Women’s Reservation Bill was introduced on 19th September in the first proceeding of the Lok Sabha in New Parliament building and passed on 20th September after eight hours of debate. The Bill got nods from 454 MPs while two had voted against it.

The Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today and the House is also likely to pass it.

The Women’s Reservation Bill, 2023 seeks to provide 1/3rd reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies.

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