Women’s Quota Debate Resources 1: The May 2008 Bill


Thanks to PRS Legislative Research, we have access to the text of what is commonly referred to as the Women’s Reservation Bill.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, May 2008.

PRS Legislative Research also has a briefing on the Bill that explicates its provisions without legalese.

Devaki Jain on the Women’s Reservation Bill


Devaki Jain, What We Women Want, Tehelka Magazine, Vol 6, Issue 24, Dated Jun 20, 2009.

Development economist Devaki Jain defends the Women’s Reservation Bill in its present form, saying, “The impact of the women’s quota at the panchayat level hints at what the Women’s Reservation Bill can do.”

With this, the PSW Weblog will begin a long overdue series of posts logging important discussions of the proposed Women’s Reservation Bill and its provisions.