`Ministerial meets to re-engineer DBT schemes under process`

Inter-ministerial consultations on a draft cabinet note on re-engineering of schemes under DBT scheme regarding flow of funds directly to beneficiaries is under the process, Parliament was informed today.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013, 16:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Inter-ministerial consultations on a draft cabinet note on re-engineering of schemes under DBT scheme regarding flow of funds directly to beneficiaries is under the process, Parliament was informed today.

"Inter-ministerial consultations on the draft cabinet note on `Process re-engineering of schemes identified under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) regarding flow of funds directly to beneficiaries` is under process," Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

He said the government is regularly reviewing and holding follow-up meetings with various agencies to resolve issues being faced in implementing the DBT scheme.

Meetings are being held with the concerned central ministries, banks, UIDAI, NPCI, RGI etc to resolve issues being faced in implementing DBT, he said.

Meena said low penetration of Aadhaar numbers especially in districts allocated to Registrar General of India (RGI), low pace of seeding of Aadhaar into bank databases and data upload by banks are among the difficulties being faced in the process of implementing DBT.

The Minister added that the process of re-engineering schemes identified under DBT to enable transfer of funds directly from the concerned ministries to the Aadhar enabled bank accounts of the beneficiaries remains to be achieved.

The flagship programme was rolled out in 43 districts in Phase I in January.

PTI