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Assam: No govt jobs for those with more than two children

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 October 2019, 10:53 IST

The Assam Cabinet took a major decision on population rate control on Monday. The cabinet said in a meeting that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children.

The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting held late Monday evening that also adopted a New Land Policy.

Under this new policy, govt will give three bighas of agricultural land to landless indigenous people and a half bigha land for constructing a house.

According to the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s public relations cell stated that people who would have more than two children will not be eligible for government jobs. The new rule will come into effect from January 1, 2021, as per the small family norm.

Earlier in September 2017, the Assam Assembly had also passed the ‘Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam’ that also stated that candidates who have two children only would be eligible for government jobs and the existing government staff was asked to strictly follow the two children family norm.

"New Land Policy was adopted. Three bighas of land will be given to landless indigenous people. Landless people will be offered half a bigha to construct their houses. These cannot be sold for 15 years," the CMO statement said.

The Cabinet meeting also decided to increase the bus fares in the state by 25 percent, it added.

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First published: 22 October 2019, 10:45 IST