Rajasthan Government relaxes two-child policy for state government employees

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The Rajasthan cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on Wednesday relaxed the two-child policy for state government employees, scraping the clause entailing compulsory retirement on birth of the third child.

Rajendra Rathore, Rajasthan’s Parliamentary affairs minister, said in a press briefing, “The Rajasthan state cabinet has decided to remove the provisions under Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1996, Section 53(a) which entails compulsory retirement of an employee on birth of a third child.”

“In our state, all the schemes pertaining to family planning have been implemented properly. Moreover, there is an improvement in the birth rate in the state in the past couple of years,” Rathore further added.

Nearly 13 proposals for investments worth Rs 6,000 crore in various parts of the state were also approved, adding these projects will generate thousands of jobs in the state in sectors such as cement, mining, textiles, distillery and beverages, plastic manufacturing, agro processing, BPO, auto parts etc, Rathore confirmed during the press briefing.

The Cabinet approved many proposals including, the State Cooperative Bank’s proposal to take loan worth Rs 5,000 crore from the National Cooperative Development Corporation for the state’s crop loan waiver scheme, under which Rs 5,077 crore have been waived to benefit 16.56 lakh farmers.