Government clarifies Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has no provision for cash transfer component

The Union Ministry of Women & Child Development has clarified that Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (B3P) Scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component.

It has warned the unauthorised websites/organisations, NGOs, individuals that are distributing forms in the name of cash incentives under B3P Scheme.

It also has mentioned that it is illegal and serious matter as there is no cash incentive associated in any form. Government’s clarification came following reports that certain unauthorised sites, organisations, NGOs and individuals were found distributing forms in the name of cash incentive under the scheme.

About Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (B3P) Scheme

  • The B3P scheme was launched in January, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Panipat in Haryana. The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
  • It is a social campaign that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for girls.
  • It focuses on changing mindsets and deep rooted patriarchy in the societal system, advancing education of the girl child, strict enforcement of PC&PNDT Act and on issues of women empowerment.
  • It is targeted at improving the Child Sex Ratio (CSR) through multi sectoral interventions including prevention of gender biased sex selection and promoting girls’ education and her holistic empowerment.

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