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Assam Cabinet decided that no Government jobs will be provided to persons with more than 2 children

Assam Cabinet decided that no Government jobs will be provided to persons with more than 2 children

The Assam Cabinet on 21st Oct 2019 has decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than 2 children after January 1, 2021.

Key Points:

  • As per the 2011 census Indian population is 121.08 crores. India is the second most populous country in the world with population of 133.92 crores (2017) according to the World Bank.
  • China is the most populous country has a population of 138 crores in 2017 according to the World Bank Data. The population density of India is 416 per sq km.
  • In September 2017, the Assam government had passed the “Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam”.
  • Under the policy, job candidates with 2 children would be eligible for government employment and the existing government staff were to strictly follow the two children family norms.

Reasons for Population explosion:

  • The major cause for population explosion in Assam is migration. During 1901 and 2011, population in Assam has increased 9 times.
  • Illiteracy is another major cause for population explosion in Assam.
  • The major explosion happened during the 1971 war. The prevailing conditions in Bangladesh during its liberation forced many Pakistani refugees to migrate to Assam.

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