The Assam state government adopted the population control policy and will implement it from January 2021
Assam| On Monday evening the 126-member Assam Assembly adopted a population policy. The State Cabinet decided to make government jobs out of bounds for people with more than two children.
The policy will come into force from January 1, 2021. After two years of passing the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’ cabinet confirms the Population policy.
The State Assembly had in September 2017 passed the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’ seeking to encourage the small family. Apart from specifying that candidates with two children only would be eligible for government jobs, the policy warranted that existing government employees should strictly follow the two-child norm.
“Implementing the population policy was necessary, given the pressure on land and resources in Assam. Providing land to the landless was also one of our commitments,” a minister said after the Cabinet meeting.
The need for Population Control was first mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech this year. He had said that population explosion is a major issue facing India and urged people to think before deciding on family planning.