Assam to cut pay of staff who neglect parents

  1. The Assam government has formed a 3 member PRANAM (Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) Commission to hear cases under the Assam Employees Parental Responsibility Norms for Accountability Monitoring Act, 2017, or Pranam Act.
  2. Pranam Act obligates the Assam State government employees to look after their aged and dependant parents and differently-abled siblings who do not have a source of income.
  3. The Act enables aggrieved parents to lodge complaints against their children. An enquiry would be held and 10 to 15 % of the salary of the govt. employee can be deducted for maintaining the parents or disabled siblings.