Over a decade after the exercise started, there is no unanimity on how to go about with the task without antagonising various sections.
"No male member will be willing to vote himself out", said a member of the previous Parliamentary Standing Committee, which went into the controversial bill, suggesting that it would be a tall order to expect the members to back any measure that could hit them hard.
A former Union Minister, who has earlier held parleys with opposition parties to reach a consensus on the issue, suggested that a solution can be found if the number of seats in the Lok Sabha, which now has strength of 543, is increased to accommodate women.
"Instead of sharing the existing seats, increasing the number of seats in the Lok Sabha could be a solution. If that is done, the government can even bring the Bill in the Budget session," another member of the Committee said.