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'Cash transfer only in those districts where fool-proof is ready'

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:23

The government's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme would be rolled out only in those districts where preparations are fool-proof, a Finance Ministry official said Monday.

Cash transfer scheme to eliminate middlemen: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 21:08

He also asked banks to open as many new accounts as were needed to make the scheme far-reaching in its impact.

PlanComm reviews cash transfer scheme roll-out plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 23:36

The Planning Commission Tuesday reviewed preparedness of the cash transfer scheme through video conferencing ahead of its roll out in 43 districts of the country from January 1.

Direct cash transfer not easy to implement: Oil Secy

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 17:48

The government has identified 51 districts for the rollout of the scheme in the first phase beginning January 1.

Direct cash transfer scheme didn`t violate poll code: Govt to EC

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 17:37

The UPA government on Monday said it has not violated any poll code by announcing the direct cash transfer scheme on September 28.

Countries which have tried cash transfers

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 16:12

Many countries have experimented with cash transfers to improve social, economic and health indicators of their citizens.

Chidambaram calls direct cash transfer a 'magical' step

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 21:21

Explaining the details of direct cash transfer scheme and its benefits to party workers, Chidamabaram termed the scheme as "nothing less than magical", according to MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre.

Swamy threatens to move court against UPA`s cash transfer scheme

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 20:47

A day after BJP moved the Election Commission against the UPA`s direct cash transfer scheme, NDA constituent Janata Party today threatened to approach court terming the scheme as "unconstitutional."

PMO pushes ahead with direct cash transfer scheme

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 15:14

The letter said that emphasis should be on having a seamless and trouble free roll-out of the programme, first in 51 districts and subsequently as per the agreed roll-out plan.

CPI-M attacks Cong on direct cash transfer scheme

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 19:24

CPI(M) Thursday lambasted Congress for "blatant misuse" of party symbol in announcing the direct cash transfer scheme, saying it could fall under "corrupt practice" under the election laws.

Direct cash transfer scheme is a process to change administrative structure: Manish Tewari

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 00:26

Terming the government’s step a ‘process of reengineering’ Tewari said that the decision should not be seen as an election stunt.

Aadhar-based cash transfer scheme a game changer: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 17:13

Chidambaram said about 29 schemes are ready to start from January 1 next year in 51 districts spread across 16 states. The electronic cash transfers will be based on Aadhar (Unique Identification Number) platform.