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Over 2 kids, no panchayat post: SC

July 30, 2003 12:47 IST
Last Updated: July 30, 2003 12:52 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Haryana legislation disqualifying a gram panchayat member from becoming a sarpanch if he or she had more than two living children.

Dismissing over 200 petitions challenging the Haryana Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Act providing for the disqualification, a bench comprising Justice R C Lahoti, Justice Ashok Bhan and Justice Arun Kumar said the disqualification norm 'is not violative of Articles 14, 21, 25 of the Constitution'.

Justice Lahoti, writing for the bench, said once the disqualification has been incurred, it could not be cured by giving away one of the children to some other person in adoption.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Good Ruling

Very good ruling by Supreme Court

Posted by raghu

Sub: rejection over 2 child

This decision of the SC is appaling. This is no way to control population. Rather, criteria for political posts must be some education qualification, past ...

Posted by second opinion

Sub: Over 2 kids, no Panchayat job, SC

The SC's verdict upholding the Haryana law barring people having more than 2 kids from holding Panchayat jobs is a blow to the poor, particularly ...

Posted by D.Albert

Sub: Unfortunate verdict for many

for many with uncontrolled family planning. We should have something like this on minimum qualification too? Any Tom Dick Harry should not hold responsible post

Posted by Baishnab

Sub: Over 2 kids, no civic post: SC

All other States should also pass such legislations on the lines of Haryana.

Posted by Jaypalsinh Jadeja


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