New Delhi: Each one teach one. And if you can’t, then you are fired. The Madhya Pradesh government has warned its health workers that if they fail to bring even one, they will not receive their salaries. They will be offered compulsory retirement. However, according to reports, the order stands withdrawn facing severe backlash. Also Read - Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, BJP MP From Khandwa, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
According to an Indian Express report, the number of men opting for sterilisation has been declining in the state over the last five years. For 2019-20, the number was 3,397, as on February 20, 2020, compared to 3.34 lakh women. In 2015-16, the state conducted 9,957 vasectomies. In the three subsequent years, the numbers were 7,270, 3,719 and 2,925, respectively. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points
While the order has raised questions over Congress’s apparently coercive methods, minister PC Sharma said that this was a routine order. “Such orders were issued during BJP rule too. There is a growing awareness these days among people that small family of a happy family. No worker will be put under pressure,” he said. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?