The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has prepared the draft of the UP Population Bill 2021 for the country's most populous state. By uploading it on the website, opinion has been sought from the public till July 19. The State Law Commission of Uttar Pradesh, after considering the public opinion, will hand it over to the State Government. This draft suggests avenues of legal measures for population control in Uttar Pradesh. All the facilities are being given to the parents with two or less children, while there is a provision to deprive the parents of more children from many facilities.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also made preparations to release its new population policy 2021-30 on World Population Day i.e. July 11. The government will release it on World Population Day. The new population policy of Uttar Pradesh is likely to focus on providing incentives to those who will help in population control. According to this draft, there is a proposal to ban people from applying for government jobs to contesting local body elections if they have more than two children.
In Uttar Pradesh, avenues for legal measures for population control are beginning to emerge. The State Law Commission has prepared the draft of the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill-2021. In this, there is a proposal to ban from applying in government jobs to contesting elections in local bodies if there are more than two children. There is also mention of not giving benefits of government schemes. The commission has uploaded the draft on its website http://upslc.upsdc.gov.in/. Public opinion has been sought by July 19.
The Law Commission has uploaded its draft on the official website and public opinion has been sought by July 19. This draft has been introduced at a time when the Yogi Adityanath government is going to issue a new population policy on July 11. According to the commission, there is no government order to prepare this draft. The commission has prepared the draft on its own inspiration.
In such a situation, if this act is implemented, then there will be no chance of application and promotion in government jobs for producing more than two children. Along with this, there is a provision to deprive those with more than two children from 77 government schemes and grants. If this is implemented, then within one year all government officials, employees, elected representatives of the local body will have to give an affidavit that they will not violate it. He has only two children at the time of the enactment of the law and if he produces a third child after giving the affidavit, there will be a motion to cancel the election of the representative and not to contest the election. Not only this, there is a recommendation for promotion and even dismissal of government employees.
Benefits of increment and promotion on getting sterilization done
In the new population policy, if the parents of the family are in government jobs and undergo sterilization, then it has been recommended to provide many facilities like additional increment, promotion, exemption in government housing schemes, increasing the employer contribution in PF. If couples with two children are not in government jobs, then it is proposed to provide water, electricity, house tax, exemption in home loan and other facilities. It is recommended to give priority to free treatment, education, insurance, educational institutions and government jobs for the child for 20 years to every parent who has done self-sterilization on a child. Under this, it is suggested to give four additional increments to the couple having government jobs. If the couple is below the poverty line and undergoes voluntary sterilization only after one child, then it is also recommended to give 80 thousand rupees for their son and one lakh rupees for daughter as a lump sum.
Violation will lead to job
If the law is implemented, then in a year all government officials-employees, elected representatives of local bodies will have to give an affidavit that they will not violate it. In this, there is a recommendation to stop promotion and even dismissal of government employees. However, if there is a pregnancy at the time of implementation of the Act or there are twins at the time of second pregnancy, then such cases will not come under the purview of the law. If someone's first, second or both children are disabled, then he too will not be denied the facilities on the third child. The adoption of a third child will also not be barred.
Special provisions on polygamy
The commission has made special provisions in the draft for couples who have more than one marriage under religious or personal law. If a person performs more than one marriage and has more than two children including all the wives, then he will also be deprived of the facilities. Every wife will be able to take advantage of the facilities. At the same time, if a woman marries more than one and has more than two children from different husbands, then she will also not get the facilities.
Will hand over the draft to the government: Justice AN Mittal
Justice N Mittal, chairman of the State Law Commission, says that population policy does come, but there is no law to stop it. In the policy, you can give grants and incentives but cannot impose penalties or restrictions, so the commission has prepared a draft of the law. After finalizing the suggestions, we will submit it to the state government.
Two more children then these deductions
1- No benefit of government schemes
2- Not more than four members in the ration card
3- Local bodies, panchayats will not be able to contest elections
4- No chance in government jobs.
Category: India: Uttar Pradesh