It has come to the
notice of Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD), Government of
India that certain unauthorized elements/individuals are distributing
illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP)
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.
The Ministry of Women & Child Development has taken up this matter with
the State Government Authorities where this illegal activity has taken
place namely Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Bihar.
Repeated warnings have been publicized several times by this Ministry in
print media as well as electronic media. The Ministry 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.
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.