Lucknow: On the occasion of World Population Day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced the Population Policy 2021-30. CM spoke on the increasing population on the occasion of World Population Day. State Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh was also present during this. For population control in UP, the State Law Commission has prepared the draft Population Control Bill-2021. Many proposals have been made in this draft to check the increasing population.
Releasing the new policy, the Chief Minister said that concern was raised on the increasing population all over the world. He said that awareness is necessary for population control. The growing population was being discussed for several decades. The CM said that all sections of the society have been taken care of in the new policy. This will bring happiness to everyone’s life. The discussion on this was going on for the last four decades. Let us tell you that, according to this draft, a person with more than two children will not get the benefit of government schemes. That person will not be able to apply for government jobs or contest elections to any local body. The commission has sought public opinion by July 19.
Actually, this law encourages to promotion of the two-child policy in the state. It has been said in this draft that the ration card of a person with more than two children will be limited to four members and he will not be eligible to receive any kind of government subsidy. Within a year of the implementation of the law, all government employees and public representatives elected in the local body elections will have to give an affidavit that they will not violate the rule. If they give birth to a third child after giving the affidavit, then the draft has recommended stopping promotion and even dismissal of government employees. However, there is no bar on the adoption of a third child.
The government will give special facilities to the parents who follow the policy of maximum of two children and have voluntary sterilization. Such government employees will get many facilities like two extra salary increments, promotion of 12 months maternity or paternity leave, insurance coverage for a spouse, the exemption in government housing schemes, increase in employer contribution in PF. On the other hand, for those who do not have government jobs, it is proposed to provide many facilities like water, electricity, home tax, home loan to them in the draft.