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How many posts are reserved for women at all levels in the Panchayati Raj System in India?
1. 1/3
2. 1/4
3. 1/2
4. 2/3

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1/3

The correct answer is 1/3.

  • One-third of posts are reserved for women at all levels in the Panchayati Raj System in India.
  • The Haryana government is planning to bring a Bill to provide 50:50 reservations in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) for men and women candidates and rotate the seats between male and female representatives after each term.
  • This will ensure equal opportunities for men and women, and women from all constituencies will have a fair share in terms of reservation.


  • The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992 mandates 33.3% reservation for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions across the country.
  • Article 15 (3) to the Constitution of India empowers the State to make special provisions for women.
  • Article 243D provides that one-third of the total number of seats and offices of the Chairpersons in Panchayati Raj Institutions at each level shall be reserved for women to be allotted by rotation to different constituencies in a Panchayat.

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