Published On: Wed, Nov 4th, 2015

Raj relaxes two-child policy for state govt employees promotion, recruitment

Jaipur: Rajasthan Cabinet Tuesday 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 remarriage.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

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

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore told reporters late on Tuesday nigh that 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.

The demand for relaxing the two-child policy was a long pending one, which was supported by several public representatives in the state.

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.

Inputs with PTI

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