Nargis Jahan, an Anchalik Panchayat member of Assam has lost her post for violating the state government’s two-child norms policy.
An order issued by office of Cachar Deputy Commissioner (Transformation and Development Branch) on 23rd December, stated that a public grievance was received alleging that Nargis Jahan gave birth to 3rd child on 02-10-19. “Whereas the matter was sent for enquiry to the chief Executive officer, Cachar Zilla Parishad, Cachar… by ADC Cachar and whereas the matter enquired by the Chief Executive officer, Cachar Zilla Parishad and he has submitted his enquiry report… and has found the allegation as mentioned as genuine” said the order.
According to the reports, the complaint was lodged by a lady named Ismotara Begum before the Deputy Commissioner.
It is to be mentioned that, Assam government has implemented the two-child norms policy in the panchayat and other local bodies’ elections under which anyone having more than two children can’t be elected or nominated to panchayat and other local bodies’ elections in the state.
The Assam cabinet has also taken a decision that no government jobs will be given to the persons having more than two children after January 1, 2021.
The 126-member Assam assembly had passed the “Population and Women Empowerment Policy of Assam” in September 2017.
Two elected panchayat members had already lost their membership for a similar reason in Karimganj and Hailakandi district in 2018.