Source: News Bharati English31 Jan 2017 12:59:14

New Delhi, January 31: The Centre has clarified that the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative has no provision for individual cash transfers. The Women and Child Development Ministry clarification came following reports that certain unauthorised sites, organisations, NGOs and individuals are distributing forms in the name of cash incentives under the scheme.The Ministry reiterated that distribution of such forms is completely illegal and there is no cash incentive associated in any form with the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. It also asked the people to report any such incidents to the nearest police station and the concerned District Collector or District Magistrate.Embeded ObjectThe Ministry of Women and Child Development said that if any such incidence comes to your knowledge, please report it to the nearest police station and the concerned District Collector/ District Magistrate. Please do not fall in trap to any such fraud. Do not share your personal details in this regard. FIRs have already been filed by District Magistrates of Meerut & Muzzafarnagar (UP State) in the matter. The matter has come to notice in Lucknow as well.Embeded ObjectBeti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses on challenging mindsets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal system, strict enforcement of PC&PNDT Act, advancing education of the girl child: focus is on issues of women empowerment on a life cycle continuum. It is not a DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) scheme, said Ministry.