PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/321-328/53

AUTHOR:Anil Malre

TITLE :REPRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN POLITICS THROUGH PANCHAYAT RAJ INSTITUTIONs IN INDIA

ABSTRACT: The aim of recent work is to find out the women’s representation, participation and empowerment in politics through Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) in India. The recent work is based on observation made in Ghauranda city of Haryana district and secondary data. Generally, 50% 0f the total population are women. In a developing nation like India, women scarcely play role in planning and executing advancement programs. Role of women is confined even in modern society due to assortment of social, lawful and institutional limitations. These facts have a huge impact on their individual social orders and even on their political cooperation too. The Indian constitution ensures the political, financial and social rights of women through the 73rd Amendment Act; which accommodates reservation of one third (1/3rd) seats and positions for female in the PRIs. In this paper, the main focus is to comprehend women’s representation, participation and empowerment in PRIs. Besides that, it also intends to explore answers to a variety of the inquiries, for example, Are women truly taking an interest in the Panchayat Raj Institutions, or would they say they are only present? What are the variables that hinder the dynamic support of women in the Panchayat raj institutions? What ought to be done to make the effective participation of women inside the general public and subsequently inside its local political structure?

KEYWORDS:Empowerment, Panchayat Raj Institutions, Constitution, Amendment.

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