The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) asks Hindus to have more children, while the BJP government in Assam has given jobs out to people with more than two children.
The Assam state cabinet decided on Monday evening that if one had more than two children, she should not let anyone be eligible for a government job.
The policy, which will certainly not please the leadership of the RSS, will come into force from 1 January 2021 in Assam.
The BJP-led government directed the current government employees to strictly follow the two-child norms.
The decision of the cabinet whose main objective is to control the population explosion directly contradicts the advice of the BJP’s ideological parent, the RSS.
In August 2016, the RSS asked Hindu couples to have more children.
In a conference for newly married couples, senior RSS leader Darpan had said, “To keep Hindu culture and civilization alive, we must think seriously and responsibly about our fertility rate.”
Darpan had cited the plea of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to negotiate the issue “for the sake of society, our culture and our civilization”.
To encourage small families, the Assam Legislative Assembly passed the Population and Women Empowerment Policy in September 2017.
The state cabinet also adopted a new land policy that would make landless “indigenous” people eligible for 3 bighas (43,200 sq ft) of land and half bighas of land for farming.
Without expanding on the “indigenous” identity, the government said the land could be sold only after 15 years of use to anyone benefiting from the new land policy.