UP Population Control Bill: BIG STEP! More than 2 children? No govt job! No subsidy! No local body election contest! Check latest decision by CM Yogi Adityanath
Today is the World Population Day 2021 and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today inaugurated the state’s population policy 2021-30. The Chief Minister also tweeted today saying that the increasing population was the 'root cause' of major problems including inequality
Today is the World Population Day 2021 and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today inaugurated the state’s population policy 2021-30. The Chief Minister also tweeted today saying that the increasing population was the 'root cause' of major problems including inequality.
Yogi also tweeted on the function on his official Twitter handle @myogiadityanath. See Tweet Here:
बढ़ती हुई जनसंख्या समाज में व्याप्त असमानता समेत प्रमुख समस्याओं का मूल है। समुन्नत समाज की स्थापना के लिए जनसंख्या नियंत्रण प्राथमिक शर्त है।
आइये, इस 'विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस' पर बढ़ती जनसंख्या से बढ़ती समस्याओं के प्रति स्वयं व समाज को जागरूक करने का प्रण लें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 11, 2021
विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस के अवसर पर... https://t.co/8JRLgrOUSu
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 11, 2021
He also urged everyone to take a pledge to spread awareness about this in the society.
Know what this policy proposes?
- No govt job, subsidy for those with more than two children, says UP population control draft bill, a PTI report said.
- People having more than two children in Uttar Pradesh will be debarred from contesting local bodies polls, applying for government jobs or receiving any kind of subsidy, says a draft of a population control bill put up on the state law commission website, PTI report said.
- The draft bill, for which suggestions have been invited from the public till July 19, also prohibits promotions in government jobs for such people, while offering incentives to those limiting their children to two.
- The provision of this legislation shall apply to a married couple where the boy is not less than 21 years of age and the girl is not less than 18.
The draft says it is necessary to control and stabilise the population of the state for the promotion of sustainable development with more equitable distribution.
Recently Assam had announced that it will gradually implement a two-child policy for availing benefits under specific schemes funded by the state.
The UP government, however, said it will also announce a new population policy for 2021-2030 on Sunday to incentivise people to help in population control.
If enacted, the provisions of the proposed legislation titled The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021 will come into force after one year from the date of publication in the Gazette, according to the UP-State Law Commission (UPSLC) website.
Suggestions have been invited from the public to improve the draft bill and July 19 is the last date for it.
Listing incentives, the draft bill says, "Public servants who adopt the two-child norm will get two additional increments during the entire service, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances and three percent increase in the employer's contribution fund under the National Pension Scheme."
A state population fund will be constituted for its implementation.
Listing the government duties, the draft bill says that maternity centres will be set up at all primary health centres.
The draft bill also says that it shall be the duty of the government to introduce a compulsory subject relating to population control in all secondary schools.
"In Uttar Pradesh, there are limited ecological and economic resources at hand. It is necessary and urgent that the provision of basic necessities of human life including affordable food, safe drinking water, decent housing, access to quality education, economic/livelihood opportunities, power/electricity for domestic consumption, and a secure living is accessible to all citizens," the draft bill reads.
It is necessary to ensure healthy birth spacing through measures related to augmenting the availability, accessibility and affordability of quality reproductive health services to achieve the goal of population control, stabilisation and its welfare in the state, it says.
On the proposed population policy, the state government said efforts will be made to increase the accessibility of contraceptive measures issued under the Family Planning Programme and provide a proper system for safe abortion,
Through improved health facilities, efforts will be made for population stabilisation by providing accessible solutions to impotence/infertility and reducing the newborns' and maternal mortality rate, it said in a statement said.
One of the key points in the new policy is to make comprehensive arrangements for the care of the elderly, apart from better management of education, health, and nutrition of adolescents between 11 to 19 years.
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