Fake government forms of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, promising cash benefits, have been surfaced in West Bengal’s Nadia district. It is to be noted that the government last month ordered a CBI investigation into such complaints.
The women assembled before the head post office in Ranaghat since Wednesday with filled up forms that falsely promised Rs 2 lakh incentive in the scheme. However, there was no provision for cash incentive in the BBBP scheme. In order to maintain law and order, police personnel had to be posted before the head post office.
A head post office official said, “Women dropped the forms in stamped envelopes in the letter box. Some sent them through registered post and we were bound to receive it.”
“We had received over 200 application forms to be sent in registered post yesterday. We cannot tell you about today’s figures,” he further added.
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“We sent some police personnel including women there,” said a district administration official, adding that there was a mad rush before Ranaghat head post-office and the postal authorities sought help.
“Government officials and people’s representatives were also asked not to sign any such forms,” Nadia District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said.
One of the applicants in the queue Shyamali Roy said that she came to know from someone that Narendra Modi government would provide Rs 2 lakh to each girl student aged between 18 and 25 years for their studies.
According to district administration sources, several such shops in the area have been closed. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj said in the Rajya Sabha on April 6 that the a CBI probe was ordered after some fake BBBP forms with a false promise of cash incentive of Rs 2 lakh were received from Haryana, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Delhi and West Bengal.
With inputs from PTI.