After filing 74 FIRs and 48 charge sheets in the scam in which the then Minister and Principal Secretary have also been named, the agency has decided to examine Mayawati 'to unearth larger conspiracy in the scam'.

CBI sources claimed they have got new evidence which makes it necessary to examine the role of the former Chief Minister on two issues, bifurcation of the Health and Family Welfare Department and creation of 100 posts of District Project Officers who were allegedly instrumental in alleged corruption in the implementation of NRHM schemes.
Mayawati was the Chief Minister when the Department of Health and Family Welfare was bifurcated. It is alleged that the bifurcation was done so that the NRHM funds could be placed directly under the charge of the Department of Family Welfare which was under Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, already chargesheeted by the agency.

"Only those persons were posted as District Project Officers (DPOs), Family Welfare, who allegedly facilitated in award of the contract to the chosen suppliers and in lieu, the accused public servants obtained huge amount of illegal gratification”, it said.

"In pursuance of the said criminal conspiracy, bifurcation of the health department was proposed and got approved against prescribed norms of NRHM as laid down by Government of India," CBI FIR has alleged. The sources said they have found that the creation of 100 posts of the DPO in the state was done in an irregular manner.
Media in-charge of BSP in Lucknow did not offer any immediate comments on the development. CBI sources claimed to have found evidence of alleged corrupt practices in the implementation of NRHM schemes in the state involving the officials of medical and health department in general and the CMOs and DPOs in particular.

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