UP Population Control Bill PDF | Uttar Pradesh Population Control Policy 2021 by State Law Commission

July 10, 2021 | Last Modified: July 10, 2021 at 11:21 pm

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Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission on 9 July 2021 released the first draft of the UP Population Control Bill. The release of the draft bill titled Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill 2021, comes at a time CM Yogi Adityanath has said the government will bring in a new population policy for 2021-2030. The new UP Population Control Bill is expected to be announced on World Population Day on 11 July. Suggestions are invited by the CM Yogi Adityanath led UP government in the initial stage.

UP Population Control Bill by Sate Law Commission

The 1st draft of new UP Population Control Policy has been released by the Uttar State Law Commission. UP govt. is seeking comments from the public within 10 days i.e by 19 July 2021. The bill has enlisted incentives for those limiting their families to two children or less. Disincentives on non-adherence to the two-child norm have also been laid down.

Two Child Norm in UP Population Control Policy 2021

The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill 2021 has introduced a 2 child norm, non-adherence to which will lead to those families being debarred from availing (NOT Able to Get) following services:

  • Benefits of state sponsored welfare schemes
  • Receiving subsidies
  • Ration card units above 4
  • Contest local body elections
  • Applying for government jobs
  • Promotion in government services

The rules will not apply to those who are already part of government jobs or local councils.

Rewards to Couples Undergoing Voluntary Sterilisation

In the New UP Population Control Policy, govt. will reward those couples who undergo “voluntary sterilisation” after having two kids or one.

Incentives on Voluntary Sterilisation after 2 Kids

All those people who undertake sterilisation after 2 kids would be given the following benefits:-

  • Rebate on Utilities
  • Nominal interest on loans for housing
  • Others

Incentives on Voluntary Sterilisation after 1 Kids

  • Rebate on Utilities
  • Nominal interest on loans for housing
  • Free education up till graduation
  • Others

Benefits of Adherence to Two Child Norm in UP New Population Control Policy 2021

Public servants will be entitled to additional increments during their service and a 3% increase in employer’s contribution fund under the National Pension Scheme, among others.

BPL couples will be entitled to a one-time lump sum amount of Rs 80,000 (for single boy child) and Rs 1 lakh (for single girl child) from the government if they limit the family to one child.

Reasonable exceptions to contravention of the law have been mentioned in case of adoption, multiple births like having twins or disability or death of a child, leading the couple to have a third one.

Provisions for Polygamous / Polyandrous Marriages

In a crucial point, for polygamous or polyandrous marriages governed by personal laws of different religions, contravention of the two-child norm will be considered if a man (in case of polygamy) has more than two children from all his marriages put together. However, action of the husband will not preclude the individual wife and children from the benefits if they are eligible for it. The case holds true for polyandry too.

Resistance to New UP Population Control Policy

While the commission, that also drafted the Unlawful Religious Conversion Act passed by UP last year, claims to have picked up the issue of population law suo moto. Some political watchers see the timing, with assembly elections less than nine months away, as crucial in helping the ruling BJP from an electoral point of view, as any backlash, particularly on religious grounds may be used by the party to polarise the issue, said a political analyst.

A case in point is Assam, where the two-child policy was met with resistance by Badruddin Ajmal of All India United Democratic Front (AIDUDF). SP MLA from Meerut Rafiq Ansari told that if accepted by the government, the law will affect minorities and Dalits the most. “While I am confident the BJP will not remain in power to implement this, the law will be a clear conspiracy against the minorities and Dalits,” Ansari said.

Source / Reference Link: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/up-unveils-draft-of-population-policy-bill-seeks-public-view/articleshow/84286551.cms

 

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