The population control law will now come into force in Assam for candidates applying for government jobs. This law was first implemented in the last Panchayat elections in the state. From now onwards, government job applicants will come under the ambit of this law in the state.
A format of an affidavit has been attached with the advertisement issued for the recruitment of vacant posts in Assam secretariat through which married male or female candidates will have to give details of their children.
Under the law, parents of more than two children cannot apply to those posts. The candidates must clearly specify that they do not have more than two children in an affidavit and must furnish details of children’s names and age among others in the affidavit.
Apart from this, the applicant will also have to mention that the Marriage Law of 2006 has not been violated.
The state government decided to implement this law in jobs from January 2020 and has started with the advertisement of vacant posts of the Assam secretariat.
According to the information received from sources, this law will be further applied for the jobs in all departments.
Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation which has been demanding this population control law has welcomed the move of the state government.
“Most of the countries in the world have more land area and a comparatively smaller population. It is the population control that has ensured development and progress in most of these countries. However, it is unfortunate that India is witnessing population explosion. The reason is being lack of any population control law in our country. If India is to move forward shoulder to shoulder with relatively advanced countries of the world, population control is vitally necessary. Population control will have the positive effect of reducing unemployment and cutting down poverty in the country,” said Sailendra Pandey, chairman of northeast India chapter of the foundation.