Those who inform authorities about female foeticide henceforth will be rewarded Rs51,000 instead of the present Rs21,000.
The name and address of the informer will be kept confidential, deputy commissioner PC Meena said in a directive issued on Tuesday. Though sex ratio in Gurgaon district has improved during 2011 and stood at 850 as compared to 842 in 2010, Meena was not satisfied and asked civil surgeon Praveen Garg to motivate grassroots functionaries to report doctors involved in female foeticides.
Later, while presiding over the bi-monthly meeting of the advisory committee constituted under PNDT Act, Garg told members about the increase in prize money. It was also decided to launch an awareness campaign to curb female foeticide with the help of street plays in February. Approval to registration of three ultrasound clinics was given besides approving renewal of registration of four clinics. Registration of five genetic counselling centres was also approved and sanction was accorded to new ultrasound machines in five centres.