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Government of India
Ministry of Law and Justice
24 MAR 2022 4:35PM by PIB Delhi
Women Reservtion In Parliament And State Assemblies

A statement showing the details of percentage of women elected to Parliament of India and different State Assemblies is enclosed as Annexure-A.  Further, a statement regarding percentage of women elected in recently concluded Legislative Assembly Elections of 5 States has also been enclosed as Annexure-B.  However, the Government has not maintained any such data relating to India’s position in comparison to other countries having Parliamentary democracies in this regard.

Gender justice is an important commitment of the Government. The issue involved needs careful consideration on the basis of the consensus among all political parties before a Bill for amendment in the Constitution is brought before Parliament.

This information was given by Shri Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister, Ministry of Law and Justice, in Rajya Sabha today.

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ANNEXURE-A

 

Percentage of Women elected to both Houses of Parliament

and State Legislative Assemblies.

 

The number and percentage of women Contestants and Women elected over Total Seats in Last 5 General Elections to Lok Sabha is given in the table below:

 

Year of General Election

Contestants

Elected

Total

Women

(In Number)

Women

(In %)

Total Seats

Women

(In Number)

Women

(In %)

 

1999

4648

284

6.1

543

49

9.0

 

2004

5435

355

6.5

543

45

8.3

 

2009

8070

556

6.9

543

59

10.9

 

2014

8251

668

8.0

543

62

11.4

 

2019

8054

726

9.0

543

78

14.4

 

                                                           

           

The representation of Women elected /nominated in Rajya Sabha during 2012 to 2021 is given below:

 

Year

Women Member

Number

Percentage#

2012

24

9.8

2014

31

12.8

2016

27

11.0

2018

28

11.4

2019^

26

10.83

2021$

29

12.24

 

            #While calculating percentage, vacant seats have been excluded.

            ^ As on 17th October, 2019

            $ As on 12th November, 2021

 

The table showing the participation of Women in Legislative Assemblies of State/UT is given below:

     (As on 31st December, 2021)

Sr. No.

Name of State / UT

Year of Last General Election to Legislative Assembly

% Of Women Contestants

% Of Seats won by Women

1.

Andhra Pradesh

2019

9.96

8.00

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

2019

5.98

5.00

3.

Assam

2021

8.03

4.76

4.

Bihar

2020

9.91

10.70

5.

Chhattisgarh

2018

10.40

14.44

6.

Goa

2017

7.57

5.00

7.

Gujarat

2017

6.89

7.14

8.

Haryana

2019

9.24

10.00

9.

Himachal Pradesh

2017

5.62

5.88

10.

Jammu and Kashmir

2014

3.37

2.30

11.

Jharkhand

2019

10.44

12.35

12.

Karnataka

2018

8.31

3.14

13.

Kerala

2021

10.97

7.86

14.

Madhya Pradesh

2018

8.62

9.13

15.

Maharashtra

2019

7.38

8.33

16.

Manipur

2017

4.13

3.33

17.

Meghalaya

2018

8.86

5.08

18.

Mizoram

2018

8.61

0

19.

Nagaland

2018

2.56

0

20.

Odisha

2019

9.94

8.90

21.

Punjab

2017

7.07

5.13

22.

Rajasthan

2018

8.24

12.00

23.

Sikkim

2019

10.66

9.38

24.

Tamil Nadu

2021

10.33

5.13

25.

Telangana

2018

7.69

5.04

26.

Tripura

2018

8.08

5.00

27.

Uttarakhand

2017

9.73

7.14

28.

Uttar Pradesh

2017

9.93

10.55

29.

West Bengal

2021

11.34

13.70

30.

NCT of Delhi

2020

11.76

11.43

31.

Puducherry

2021

11.11

3.33

 

 

ANNEXURE-B

 

Percentage of Women elected in recently concluded Legislative Assembly Elections of 5 States 2022

 

Name of the State

Contestants

Elected

Total

Women

(In Number)

Women

(In %)

Total Seats

Women

(In Number)

Women

(In %)

 

Goa

301

26

8.64

40

3

7.50

 

Manipur

265

17

6.42

60

5

8.33

 

Punjab

1304

93

7.13

117

13

11.11

 

Uttarakhand

632

63

9.97

70

8

11.43

 

Uttar Pradesh

4442

561

12.63

403

47

11.66

 

 

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