Beware of Frauds under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana : Alarmed by the sharp decline, the Center introduced Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana (BBBP) program to address the issue of the decline in child sex ratio in 100 gender critical districts in 2015. Coordinated and convergent efforts are needed to ensure survival, protection and education of the girl child.
Frauds under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
The Uttar Pradesh government has released a statewide warning against a scam, which promises cash assistance of Rs 1-2 lakh to parents of girls in lieu of money ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 50, in the name of Central Government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana.
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Thousands of people have been already trapped in the scam promising benefits under the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana, which seeks to address the gender imbalance and discrimination against the girl child across UP, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Bihar.
Sources said that the “guidelines” printed on the single page fake application form mentions that girls and women aged between 8 and 32 years are eligible to submit their applications to the Union ministry of women and child development (WCD).
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A senior official of the state women and child welfare department has written to all district magistrates and senior police officers instructing them to put a check on the scam after being alerted by the Union ministry.
The letter by Renuka Kumar, principal secretary of the women and child welfare department, warns that certain individuals are distributing fake registration forms of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme misinforming parents that the forms would entitle them to cash benefits worth Rs 1 lakh each in the name of their daughters and that the money would be credited to their accounts when the girl is 18.
It acknowledges that hundreds of such duly filled in fake and illegal forms have reached the Union WCD ministry as well as UP’s women and child welfare department from different districts of the state.
Kumar said that the gang is alluring people towards the scheme by claiming that Rs 1-2 lakh will be credited to their account under the scheme if they fill up a particular form for which they charge Rs 50 or so despite the fact that there is no such provision to dispense cash under the scheme.