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Two-Child Norm: UP Draft Population Control Bill Proposes Bar On Contesting Elections, Availing Govt. Subsidy In Case Of Violation

Sparsh Upadhyay
10 July 2021 10:24 AM GMT
Two-Child Norm: UP Draft Population Control Bill Proposes Bar On Contesting Elections, Availing Govt. Subsidy In Case Of Violation
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The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has come up with a draft of the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation, and Welfare) Bill, 2021, and has invited suggestions on it from the public at large.The suggestions on the draft bill have to be sent through e-mail – [email protected] or by post, latest by July 19, 2021.UP State Law Commission comes with draft of...

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The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has come up with a draft of the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation, and Welfare) Bill, 2021, and has invited suggestions on it from the public at large.

The suggestions on the draft bill have to be sent through e-mail – [email protected] or by post, latest by July 19, 2021.

The draft makes it clear that State Law Commission, U.P. is presently working on Control, Stabilization, and Welfare of the Population of the State, and in pursuant to that, it has prepared a draft bill. 

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 two-child norm and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

    Whosoever, after the commencement of the Act, in contravention of two-child norm procreates more than two children shall be ineligible to the following:-

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

Public servants under the control of the State Government who adopt the two-child norm by undergoing voluntary sterilization operation upon himself or spouse shall be given the following benefits:-

  • 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; 

Other Salient Features of the Bill Draft

- A couple living below the poverty line, having only one child and undergo voluntary sterilization operation upon himself or spouse shall be eligible for payment from the Government for a one-time lump-sum amount of rupees eighty thousand if the single child is a boy, and rupees one lakh if the single child is a girl.

- It shall be the duty of the government to introduce a compulsory subject relating to population control in all secondary schools.

- It shall be the duty of the government to ensure that contraceptives are available at reasonable rates at all sub-health centres in the State.

- The State Government shall as soon as possible after the commencement of this Act take steps for group insurance, at Government expense, of all qualified allopathic surgeons carrying on sterilization operations on men or women and of other staff and of hospital authorities concerned to cover claims for compensation to be paid to a couple where the woman operated on or the wife of the man operated on becomes pregnant even after such operation.

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