In a shocking development, eight days after revoking its controversial 'sterilisation' order, another government circular has been issued in Madhya Pradesh's Harda to teachers stating that they will eligible for 'bonus' if they meet the sterilisation targets, as per sources. The order which has been issued by the district education officer urges the teachers to meet the sterilisation targets after 2006 (when the drive began), adding that an increment will be awarded then. Nothing has been mentioned in the order whether teachers will receive their normal increment if they fail to meet targets.
Kamal Nath govt's 'pro-sterilisation' order
The controversial circular issued by the Madhya Pradesh government urged men to mobilise at least one man for sterilisation in the year 2019-20 failing which they could lose their jobs. The circular dated 11 February 2020 states that all male multi-purpose health workers (MPHWs) should mobilise at least five to 10 “willing beneficiaries” when camps are held in districts. It adds that if not their salaries would be withheld and that they would be compulsorily retired if they failed to do so. The recently released National Family Health Survey-4 report had recorded that only 0.5 percent men were opting for sterilisation in the state.