CBI to investigate fraud in Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

According to the ministry, certain unauthorized elements are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under the scheme. 

Published: 14th March 2017 05:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2017 05:05 PM   |  A+A-

CBI main office in New Delhi (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: With several complaints of fraud like cash incentives on the name of central government popular Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has referred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into the matter.

According to the ministry, certain unauthorized elements are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under the scheme. 

“The scheme has no provision for any cash incentives for individuals. BBBP scheme focuses on challenging mindsets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal system in order to value girl child, strict enforcement of PC & PNDT Act, advancing education of the girl child: focus is on issues of women empowerment on a life cycle continuum,” said a ministry official.

The ministry has taken up the matter with the state authorities in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Bihar. 

“Keeping in view the public interest and gravity of the matter, it is informed to general public that the case has now been referred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation into the matter,” the officer added.

Repeated warnings have been publicized several times by this ministry and had advised that no personal details should be shared in this regard and no one should subscribe to such fraudulent schemes.

“However, still some people are falling prey to such frauds and buying forms or disclosing personal details in name of such non-existent benefits being falsely offered in the name of BBBP scheme,” the officer further said.

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