PARLIAMENT NEWS: CLARIFICATION ON FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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PARLIAMENT NEWS: CLARIFICATION ON FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

 This information was given by MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY in written reply to a question raised (Shri S.SEMMALAI – 790) in Lok Sabha on 25.11.2011 regarding the FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE to Central Government employees.
 Age limit is prescribed for eligibility to receive the Family Planning Allowance..?

 In the case of a male Central Government employee he should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 years of age. In the case of a female government employee she must not be above 45 years and his husband must not be over 50 years of age.

FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE FOR STERILISATION
Question :-

(a) whether Central Government Employees undergoing sterilization operation are paid family planning allowances;
(b) if so, the details thereof; 

(c) whether any age limit is prescribed for eligibility to receive the allowance;

 (d) if so, the details thereof;

 (e) whether the cases of fraudulent sterilization of unwilling persons and swindling of incentives money have come to light;

(f) if so, the details thereof;

(g) whether any enquiry has been initiated by the Government; and
(h) if so, the action taken against those found guilty? 

 ANSWER :-
 THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE(SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY) 

 (a) & (b):   Central Government employees are granted special increment in the form of personal pay for undergoing sterilization operation after two/three surviving children. Such admissible personal pay will not be absorbed in future increases in pay either in the same post or on promotion to higher posts.
(c) & (d):    Yes. The employees must be within the reproductive age group. In the case of a male Central Government employee he should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 years of age. In the case of a female government employee she must not be above 45 years and his husband must not be over 50 years of age. 

(e) to (h);    No. Does not arise.

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