Daughters of the 73rd Amendment with Dr. Bidyut Mohanty
Posting Date: 24 Oct 03
The 73rd Constitutional Amendment that was passed in India in 1992 gave formal constitutional recognition to local self-governance units. Most significantly, it reserved 33 per cent of seats for women. Today, an estimated one million Indian women hold political office at that level.
In September 2001, SAP Canada’s India Linkage Program brought Dr. Bidyut Mohanty of the Institute for Social Sciences (ISS), New Delhi, on a four-city tour of Canada to speak on the impact of this landmark amendment. Attached are her speaking notes on the subject.
Attached file: Dr. Mohanty’s report