No Assam Govt jobs to those having more than two children


GUWAHATI: The Assam government has decided that no government jobs will be given to persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021.

The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Janata Bhawan. 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’ that specified that job candidates with two children only would be eligible for government employment and the existing government staff were to strictly follow the two children family norm