No Kidding! Starting 2021, No Govt Jobs In Assam
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 23, Oct 2019, 19:25 pm IST | UPDATED: 23, Oct 2019, 19:40 pm IST
Delhi: In an initiative to strike a balance between population and its development, the Assam Cabinet on Monday decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children. The policy will come into effect from January 1, 2021. This comes two years after the 126-member Assam Assembly adopted a population policy in 2017.The important decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held late Monday evening that also adopted a New Land Policy, which will give three bighas of agricultural land to landless indegenous people and half a bigha for constructing a house.
A communique from the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's public relations cell stated that those having more than two children will not be considered for government jobs with effect from January 1, 2021 as per the small family norm.
In September 2017, the Assam Assembly had passed the 'Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam' seeking to encourage small family. It specified that job candidates with two children only would be eligible for government employment. the policy warranted that existing government employees should strictly follow the two-child 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 per cent, it added.
(with inputs from PTI)