Restructuring Grassroots Democracy through the reservation policy for Women in India
Grassroots democracy is the main source of democracy, where a power reaches the local or village level of society. It is only way to ensure power directly from people. The grassroots democracy is an important political role in the process of the democratic decentralization in the India and developing World. It is a real forum of citizen which they can participate in elections, governance and decision making process. In addition, it is a major tool in ensuring effective local level governance. Local level participation and the development of democratic local governance continue quietly to spread throughout the World. In India, the grassroots level democracy is the main pillar of the people participation in democratic institutions. This article examines that women representation for restructuring grassroots democracy through the reservation policy. It mainly focused on 73rd amendments of the Indian constitution. It also examines that women participation in Panchyath raj and democratic institutions.
Keywords: Grassroots democracy, 73rd Amendments, Women reservation in gross roots level, Women participation.