UP’s proposed Population Law to provide incentives for 2 children or less

Those who have only one child and undergo sterilization will additionally get free health care facilities, preference to child in admission in all educational institutions, including IIMs and AIIMS.

According to the new law proposed by the population control system which says that more than 2 children in the house can cost you a government job wherein a single child can get an easy entry in IIT, AIIMS. Those who will undergo sterilization will get an additional free health care facility.

As per the preamble law, it states that “In UP, there are the limited resources ecological and economic resources at hand, it is necessary and urgent that the provision of the basic necessities of human life including affordable food, safe drinking water, decent housing, access to quality education, economic and livelihood opportunities, powery for domestic consumption, and a secure living is accessible to all citizen.”

According to the statement released, A State Population Fund will be created to implement the revised state population policy and ensure mandatory registration of pregnancy, deliveries, birth, and death across the State.

The Law proposed also says, “If any action of a government employee under the State Government, is found to be in violation of the undertaking given by him, he shall be dismissed from his employment with immediate effect and shall be debarred from applying in future for any government jobs under the State Government.”

The draft law further states that for couples below the poverty line, having one child and undergoing voluntary sterilization of either of the spouse, will make them eligible for a one-time lump-sum incentive of Rs. 80,000 in case of a boy child, and Rs. 1 lakh in case of a girl child.

In a polygamous marriage, the draft law says, “The personal law governing A allows polygamy. A has three wives B, C and D. A and B, A and C, and A and D shall be counted as three distinct married couple so far as the status of B, C and D is concerned but as far as the status of A is concerned, it shall be counted as one married couple for the purpose of calculation of cumulative number of children.”

The government has said that it will also introduce a compulsory subject related to population control in all secondary high schools across the state, while also stating that the State Law Commission Board in UP is seeking public comments on the Bill till 19 July.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath could speak on the draft law on Saturday, after reviewing a presentation on the same.

As on World Population day UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that ”Increasing Population can be a hurdle in way of development. Every community has been taken care of in population Policy 2021-2030.”

He also said that there must be a gap between two children in order to have a child control and family planning session will be available.

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