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Rajasthan government abolishes two-child policy; Now, no bar on promotion

Rajasthan Personnel Department issued an order in this regard on Thursday.

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March 17, 2023, 9:45 am

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JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has made a significant announcement regarding the promotion of state employees, which allows employees with three children to be promoted. On Thursday, the Personnel Department issued an order stating that the promotion will be granted to employees even if they have more than two children.

The new order will benefit around 8 lakh employees in the state, who were previously affected by the earlier rule which held back promotions for employees with more than two children for three years. The government’s decision to halt promotions for such employees was implemented in 2004 when the BJP government was in power, and Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

Under the old rule, if an employee was due for promotion on January 1, 2005, it would have been given on January 1, 2010, and their selection grade was withheld during this period. This had a significant negative impact on the employees.

Officials from employees’ organizations said that in 2017, the government reduced the period of this promotion from five years to three years. Now, the government has removed this rule completely, allowing employees with more than two children to be promoted without delay or withholding of their selection grade.

Dashrath Singh, the State President of the Rajasthan Housing Board Employees Union, said that this demand was first raised by the Housing Board, and they had submitted a memorandum to former Chief Secretary Niranjan Arya, requesting the withdrawal of the decision to stop promotion for three years, two years ago. With this new order, the employees of Rajasthan can now look forward to better career growth opportunities and an improved standard of living.

First published: March 17, 2023