Govt plans to open 10,000 new LPG dealers in 2016

Govt plans to open 10,000 new LPG dealers in 2016

Government has set an ambitious target of opening 10,000 new LPG dealerships in 2016 on top of around 16,000 existing dealers in the country.

 

Aadhaar card not mandatory for DBT scheme, clarifies RBI

Aadhaar card not mandatory for DBT scheme, clarifies RBI

Use of Aadhaar card and seeding of bank accounts with Aadhaar numbers is purely voluntary and it is not mandatory," RBI said in a communication to banks.

Modi govt to roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from April 1

Modi govt to roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from April 1

Modi govt to roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from Apr 1

 

From 'Startup India' to 'Divyaang', what all PM Narendra Modi said in last 'Mann ki Baat' of 2015

From 'Startup India' to 'Divyaang', what all PM Narendra Modi said in last 'Mann ki Baat' of 2015

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 15th edition of the 'Mann Ki Baat'. Here is all the PM said in the year's last edition of the popular radio programme:-

Taxability of LPG subsidy unclear; experts seek clarification

Taxability of LPG subsidy and other direct benefits paid directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries is unclear with tax experts divided on the issue and want an explicit clarification from the government.

DBT scheme for LPG subsidy biggest in the world: President

About 75 percent of the 15 crore LPG consumers in the country are getting cash subsidy directly in their bank accounts to help them buy cooking fuel at market price, making it the world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme.

Banks' commission for DBT scheme to be doubled

Finance Ministry is in the process of finalising the commission to banks at 2 percent of the quantum of funds they transfer to individual beneficiaries under the government's direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme.

Rs 2,000 cr given as LPG subsidy under DBT till Dec

The government has transferred Rs 2,000 crore into 6.6 crore accounts as LPG subsidy till December 2013 under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.

Rs 2,000 cr sent to accounts of 40 mn consumers under DBT LPG

Subsidy on LPG cylinders is being provided directly to consumers in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts.

Rs 480 cr transferred to beneficiary through DBT since Jan 1

The government Tuesday said Rs 480 crore has been transferred so far into about nine million accounts under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme which was kicked off on January 1.

DBT scheme to check LPG misuse, reduce subsidy burden: Lakshmi

Lakshmi said use of commercial LPG cylinders increased by 16 percent due to reduction in diversion of domestic gas.

Jaya asks PM not to operationalise DBT scheme in TN

The Tamil Nadu chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said the scheme in its present form should "not be operationalised" in the state as it is an "infringement" on the authority of state governments.

FinMin asks banks to get ready for 2nd phase of DBT scheme

With government set to launch the second phase of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, Finance Ministry has asked PSU banks to put in place robust automated systems to ensure that the beneficiaries list does not undergo any changes.

Solan, Kullu to be covered under DBT scheme from July

Solan and Kullu districts of HP would be covered under Direct Bank Transfer Scheme from July in addition to Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi and Una districts that have already been included in the scheme.

Need robust monitoring of DBT scheme: PMO to ministries

The Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterji has written to Secretaries on roll out of Phase-II of DBT beginning July one, emphasising the need for digitisation of databases and re-engineering of funds flow to ensure transfer of funds to beneficiaries and real-time monitoring.

Economic Survey: DBT scheme not to substitute for delivery of public services

"The DBT scheme will not substitute entirely for delivery of public services for now. It will replace neither food and kerosene subsidies under the TPDS nor fertiliser subsidies," it said.

DBT scheme aimed at `luring` voters: Harsimrat

SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the UPA government wanted to "lure voters" through cash transfer scheme for the next Lok Sabha elections.