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(From The Hindu)
Byline: Gargi Parsai
Contrary to the National Population Policy, the National Population Commission under the Planning Commission appears to have decided to promote the two-child norm. The message forms a part of the guidelines for Non-Governmental Organisations whom the Commission proposes to fund.
Ostensibly, the reason for directly funding NGOs working in the area of population stabilisation is to cut the red-tapism in State Governments and speed up implementation. But the intention was not borne out by the large presence of retired bureaucrats and government functionaries at the meet here today between the NGOs and the …