The two-child policy the Assam government is implementing may also apply to politicians and legislators, state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the man behind the policy, has said. The policy, announced yesterday, bars government jobs for people with more than two children. The state government has announced that it would be rolled out on January 1, 2021. The Assam legislative Assembly had adopted the two child population policy in 2017. The government says the effort is meant to arrest the booming population growth, which at 17 per cent, stands far higher than the national average of 1.16 per cent.