PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that he will consider Persons with Disability (PwD) Candidates beginning from the panchayats level.
Sawant was speaking to media on the sidelines of International Purple Fest event in Panaji.
“We will consider good PwD women candidates starting from panchayat level. Recently 33 percent reservation for women had been passed,” said Sawant
Lawmakers in India’s upper house of Parliament had given final consent to a bill to reserve 33% seats in the lower house and state assemblies for women a day after the landmark legislation was approved by the lower house.
After 11 hours of debate, over 200 MPs in the upper house voted in favour of the bill aimed at improving gender equality in the corridors of power.
It guarantees 33% reservation to women lawmakers in the lower house and state assemblies.