Pink panchayats? Women outnumber men in 3 VPs

Eleven-member Benaulim village panchayat, apart from the panchayats of Assolna and Dramapur-Sirlim are amongst the few panchayats in Salcete which can qualify as Pink Panchayats.

For, outcomes thrown up by the panchayats in these three panchayats have introduced one startling truth – ladies won’t simply outnumber men, however the male members will likely be lowered to a miniscule minority in these panchayats.

Take the case of Benaulim village panchayat. As per the reservations in the 11-member panchayat physique, 4 seats had been reserved for ladies, whereas the remaining seats all fell in the overall and different classes. As it has turned out, whereas the 4 ladies members have made it to the panchayat physique through the reserved wards, one other 4 ladies have been elected to the panchayat from different wards, taking the variety of ladies elected to the Benaulim panchayat to eight. Sitting panch members, David (*3*) and Xavier Pereira, apart from newcomer Tukaram Kesarkar would be the three male members of the physique in the following 5 years.

Take notice, the submit of Sarpanch of Benaulim is reserved for men this time spherical after it was reserved for ladies throughout the outgoing time period, indicating that although ladies won’t be in the saddle of Benaulim panchayat, they will have their means if they continue to be united.

The story on the 7-member Assolna village panchayat isn’t any totally different. Three of the wards had been reserved for ladies as per the reservations, however Assolna village panchayat can have extra ladies and men throughout the brand new time period.

In truth, the panchayat can have as many as 5 ladies members, whereas males will likely be content material with solely two seats. Again, the submit of Sarpanch of Assolna village panchayat is reserved for ladies, indicating that the destiny of the 2 males Jack Revlin Ferreira and Ivano (*3*) will likely be determined by the fairer intercourse in the event that they combat for supremacy for the submit of sarpanch.

In the neighbouring Dramapur-Sirlim panchayat, as many as 5 out of the seven-member panchayat elected in the elections are ladies.


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