The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission, headed by Judge AN Mittal, has submitted the UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill to the Chief Minister’s Office for consideration and action. The state government is expected to introduce the bill during the monsoon session of the state legislature that begins on Tuesday.
The bill seeks to lower the crude fertility rate by limiting government benefits for couples with more than two children and by offering incentives to those with a maximum of two children.
The bill proposes to deter people with more than two children and prohibit them from running in local elections, running for government jobs or receiving any kind of government subsidy. In addition, emphasis was placed on the application of a one-child policy.
“For every nationalist, the increase in population is a matter of concern. The Ayog believes that there should be an independent law for population control, and those who follow the two-child family policy should be encouraged and those who violate it should be banned from government regimes. state social assistance and to stand for election to local bodies, ”the Commission said. Monday.
Indian express quoted Commission Secretary Sapna Tripathi as saying that the revised draft has been submitted to the office of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. She said the Commission had received 8,500 suggestions, including from Supreme Court judges and lawyers, and about 99.5 percent of people were in favor of a population control law.
She said even the Supreme Court agrees that the two-child policy is not against the protection of life and personal liberty or against freedom of religion, but rather is for the welfare of the country and its development. .
According to the bill, the policy will come into effect on a date notified by the government, which will be one year from the date of publication of the law in the Official Gazette.
According to the draft bill, a person would be considered to have violated the policy if they have more than two living children and one of them was born on or after the day the regulation came into force. Politics. However, it also means that a couple with two children can have a third, without breaking the policy, if they have it within a year of notification of the law.
According to the bill, a person following the two-child policy will receive allowances on the purchase of land or a house from the housing office or development authority, will receive easy-to-buy home loans. nominal interest rates, free health care and insurance coverage for the spouse, and concessions on water tax, electricity bills and more.
As a further incentive to follow the one-child policy, the bill offers additional benefits such as free health care and insurance coverage up to the age of 21, free education up to and including upon graduation, preference for admission to recognized educational institutions and preference for the only child in the state. government jobs.
For officials who adopt the two-child policy, the bill proposes a 3 percent increase in employers’ contributions to the national pension scheme, as well as free health care and spousal insurance coverage.
The bill ignored the suggestion to allow as a third child a couple with two daughters, or with a child with different abilities. The suggestion has been severely criticized by experts who said it promotes a mindset preferring sons over daughters.