UP Govt. Proposes Population Control Bill | No Govt. Jobs and Subsidy

UP Govt. Proposes Population Control Bill | No Govt. Jobs and Subsidy

According to the new population control bill proposed by the UP law commission, a person procuring more than two children will be disqualified from contesting elections and applying for government jobs after the commencement of the act. 

The bill has also entitled benefits to the person who adopts the two-child norm by undergoing voluntary sterilization operation upon himself or spouse.

The law commission has proposed a draft bill on population control, stabilization, and welfare and has invited suggestions from the public until 19 July.

The suggestions can be sent through post or email ([email protected]).

The bill aims “To revitalize efforts and provide for measures to control, stabilize and provide welfare to the population of the State by implementation and promotion of the two-child norm and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.”

Person with more than 2 Children is Ineligible to:

  • Contest elections to the local authority or anybody of the local self-government. 
  • Apply for government jobs under the State Government.
  • Ineligible to get promotion in government services.
  • Ineligible to receive any kind of government subsidy.
  • Limit of ration card units up to four.
  • Debarring from the benefit of Government-sponsored welfare schemes.

Under the Uttar Pradesh government, a public servant who adopts two-child norms by undergoing voluntary sterilization operation upon himself or spouse shall be entitled to the following benefits.

Benefits to Person With 2 Children

  • Two additional increments during the entire service.
  • Subsidy towards the purchase of plot or house site or built house from Housing Board development Authority, as may be prescribed.
  • Rebate on charges for utilities such as water, electricity, water, house tax, as may be prescribed. [also available for the general public]
  • Maternity, or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances. [also available for the general public]
  • Free health care facility and insurance coverage to the spouse.

A person living below the poverty line and having one child undergoing sterilization will be provided with a one-time lump-sum amount of 80,000 if the single child is a boy and rupees one lakh if the single child is a child girl.

The bill had also obliged the government to introduce a compulsory subject relating to population control in all secondary schools.

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