38.6c New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 14, 2024
Legislative Corner

Bill Introduced In Rajya Sabha Seeking To Penalize People Having More Than Two Children

By Dyuti Pandya      12 February, 2020 04:02 PM      0 Comments
Bill Introduced In Rajya Sabha Seeking To Penalize People Having More Than Two Children

A Private Member's Bill was introduced for consideration in the Rajya Sabha in the first week of February 2020 in an ongoing parliamentary session. The Bill's main objective is to punish families with more than two children by ensuring deprivation of social welfare benefits, tax exemptions etc. This particular norm is already there in the Panchayti Raj Act, 1992. 

The Bill's introduction states :"Today, there is also a need to encourage the people to keep small family by offering tax concessions, priority in social benefit schemes and school admissions etc. and at the same time discourage them from producing more children by withdrawing tax concessions, imposing heavy taxes and by making other punitive provisions for violations."

Presently six states including Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have put forth the effort to make the two children norm mandatory for all panchayat members. The State Government of all the above-mentioned states have insisted that those who will have more than two children will be debarred from contesting themselves at the panchayat elections or will be removed from office. 

A similar bill had been introduced in the Rajya Sabha in 2019 by Rakesh Sinha that put forth the disqualification of people from being chosen as an MP, MLA or a member of any body of local self government if they are found to have more than two living children. This was the Population Regulation Bill of 2019. The penalties included reduction in subsidies on loans and interest rates, reduction in benefits under the public distribution system and higher interest rates for availing loans from banks and financial institutions. 

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Interview
LSJ Exclusive Interview: How BJP govt will free Chhattisgarh from “Naxal menace”? [Watch Video]

What is Chhattisgarh govt's plan for solving the Maoist/Naxalite problem in the state? Will there be a surgical strike against the Naxals or solution will be found via diplomatic channels? Read the Exclusive Interview with the Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sharma.

13 April, 2024 12:33 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC rejects review of order to pay Rs 1.54 Cr compensation to ex Air Force staff for transfusion of HIV infected blood [Read Order]

SC denies review of Rs 1.54 Cr HIV compensation order to ex-Air Force staff for medical negligence.

13 April, 2024 03:13 PM


Trending Judiciary
Very disturbed by latest trend of lawyers commenting on pending cases: CJI

Chief Justice of India urges lawyers to prioritize court and Constitution over political beliefs, expressing concern over trend of commenting on pending cases.

08 April, 2024 11:19 AM
Trending Judiciary
Court rejects plea for interim bail to BRS leader K Kavitha

Delhi court rejects interim bail plea for BRS leader K Kavitha in money laundering case related to Delhi liquor scam. ED opposes bail.

08 April, 2024 12:14 PM
Trending Judiciary
Centre questions growing tendency among States to approach SC for funds

The Centre questions the growing trend of states approaching the Supreme Court for funds, citing timing and advocating for resolution through dialogue.

08 April, 2024 03:58 PM
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to Centre on plea to safeguard interests of intersex children

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL for safeguarding intersex children's interests and regulating medical interventions. Details inside.

08 April, 2024 04:35 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email