50% seat reservation for women in State panchayats in Assam
The Assam State Election Commission in order to politically empower the womenfolk in the State has announced 50% reservation of seats in the panchayats for women. This verdict of the State Election Commission will come into effect from the upcoming panchayat polls in Assam.
The Panchayat Act has been amended for giving 50% reservation for the women. The Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) women would also enjoy the 50% seat reservation for women in the panchayats.