Education of every girl child completely free up to university level : Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI : The Assam government announced a draft population policy which suggested denial of government jobs to people with more than two children and making education up to university level free for all girls in the state.

This was informed by State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while talking to media persons here today.

The Minister also opined that the policy also aims to disincentivise those with more than two children, which include rendering their participation in the government as State Government employees illegal, besides making them ineligible to contest in panchayat and municipal elections.

The government, in its draft policy, also proposes to make education of every girl child completely free up to university level, which would even include free transportation and hostel accommodation.

The government has also invited public opinion on the draft policy which could be sent at populationpolicyassam@ The last date of submitting comments and observations is July 15 next.


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