Congress introduces 50% reservation to enhance better decision-making system
NEW DELHI: Amid a hectic election year, the Congress is set to amend the party constitution to increase the power of its top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee. The amendment also provides for 50% reservation in the executive committee.
An election to the CWC is unlikely and instead members will be elected by consensus, NDTV sources said.
The strength of the decision-making body will be increased from 24 to 28, including former Prime Ministers and former party leaders.
Also, 50 per cent reservation will be given to Scheduled Castes, Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Minorities, Youth (below 50 years) and women, sources said.
A plenary session chaired by the new President Mallikarjuna Kharge is scheduled to be held from February 24 to 26 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
The Congress President is empowered to draft the members of the All India Congress Committee as per the resolutions passed by the State Units. The AICC was the central decision-making body of the old party.
1,100 AICC members have been recruited from 8,800 Pradeshiya Congress Committee members to elect EC members.
The proposed CWC composition will be changed from 23 + 1 (Congress President) to 23 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 (Congress President + Congress Parliamentary Party Leader + Former Prime Minister + Former Congress Leader + Lok Opposition Leader). Sabha, and Rajya Sabha).