Sukanta Kumar Dwibedi, Lora Aptaprava
Sukanta Kumar Dwibedi1, Lora Aptaprava2
1Principal, Mayurbhanj Law College, Takatpur, Baripada, Odisha.
2Lecturer, Mayurbhanj Law College, Takatpur, Baripada, Odisha.
Volume - 14,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2023
Tribal women play the significance role in every society of that particular composition of population. It amount to nearly half of the population and therefore this significant half of its population it is inherently important to ensure their equal presence and participation in the larger process of decision local governance. Panchayati Raj institution as integral, both to democratic self-governance and democratic decentralisation in grass root level in India. Women have always and almost everywhere been on the fringe of political and social power. Women’s leadership has to emerge from the grassroots to gain confidence and to make a claim at higher levels. But it is being said that “Women have come into politics as proxy candidates and continue to be manipulated by powerful patriarchal elites. The barriers of gender division of labour, women’s low levels of mobility, seclusion, lack of information and negotiation skills, internalised low self image, stereotypes and lack of confidence continue in some degree. Generally Panchayats and the higher level political institutions have the same ideology for women’s place there - no women or token women though giving absolute formal equality with one person, one vote and no formal barriers to their entry. For the first time the constitutional amendment mandated one-third minimum reservation for women in the Panchayats. The constitutional amendment has made the composition of Panchayats wider within a broad framework of this amendment, but the social relations of gender are intertwined with local social, economic and political institutions. Decentralisation promotes participation and improves the controlling function held by the lower levels of the political system and hence could be a good policy option for enhancing women’s political participation.
Cite this article:
Sukanta Kumar Dwibedi, Lora Aptaprava. Representation of Tribal women in Panchayat Raj Institutions. Asian Journal of Management.2023;14(1):15-8. doi: 10.52711/2321-5763.2023.00004
Sukanta Kumar Dwibedi, Lora Aptaprava. Representation of Tribal women in Panchayat Raj Institutions. Asian Journal of Management.2023;14(1):15-8. doi: 10.52711/2321-5763.2023.00004 Available on: https://ajmjournal.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-14-1-4
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