As per a draft of the proposed population control bill, anyone found violating two-child policy in the state of Uttar Pradesh will not be allowed to contest local bodies elections, from applying for or getting promotion in government jobs, and receiving any kind of government subsidy.
The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission (UPSLC) states that the provisions are part of the draft titled “The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021.”
The UPSLC website reads, “The State Law Commission, UP is working on control, stabilisation and welfare of the population of the state and has prepared a draft bill.
Suggestions have been invited from the public to improve the draft bill and July 19 is the last date for it, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
Listing incentives for public servants who adopt the two-child norm, 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 per cent increase in the employer’s contribution fund under national pension scheme.”
A State Population Fund will be constituted for the purpose of implementation of the act.
Listing the government’s duties, the draft bill says that maternity centres will be established at all primary health centres. The centres and NGOs will distribute contraceptive pills, condoms, etc, spread awareness about family planning methods through community health workers and ensure mandatory registration of pregnancies, deliveries, births and deaths across the state.