When 73rd constitutional amendment act was introduced in 1992 it was described as the new chapter in the political empowerment of women. With having more than 20 years being passed it reflects mixed bag of results with some area doing stupendously well in empowering women while others are still laggards. Developed states like Kerala has done profoundly well in empowering women socio politically while states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh have still to come out of their psycho social cocoon. The paper tries to analyse all those aspects which are detrimental in full realisation of the goals of political empowerment of women and also suggests the remedy for the same. This paper aims to bring forth the issues crippling the efforts of political empowerment of women. It highlights the roadblocks in full realisation of the goal of 73rd constitutional amendment act and ways and means to alleviate the same. It brings to the core the socio-political factors which act as detriment in full realisation of the goal of the constitutional amendment. This paper also suggests the measures for the same and what else could be done to smoothen the process of political empowerment of women. This paper tries to draw the parallel between reports of different surveys on women empowerment. It is the motto of this paper that the issue of women empowerment is seen through socio-political prism and bring to notice hitherto untouched facets of problem in empowering women politically.
Political Empowerment, Women, 73rdConstitutional Amendment Act, Society, Panchayati Raj Institution