Rajasthan government relaxes two-child policy for employees

Jaipur: Rajasthan Cabinet decided to relax the two-child policy which was applicable to the state government employees, allowing them to have a third child in case of a remarriage.

The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said a state government employee will now be allowed to have one child from remarriage.

As per a government notification in June 2000, a candidate having more than two children is not eligible for government recruitment. An employee, whose third child is born after recruitment, is not given promotion for five years.

It was also decided by the Cabinet that permission from Finance department and Department of personnel will not be required for engaging retired government employees on contract basis in government departments.

When asked about the death of former legislator Gurusharan Chhabra, who was on fast unto death demanding complete ban on liquor in the state, Rathore said that his death was “unfortunate”.

He claimed 90% of his demand had already been fulfilled by the government. The minister said that the government would rename a road after the name of the ex-legislator.

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