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Chief ministers agree on direct transfer from 2017: DBT head

Chief ministers agree on direct transfer from 2017: DBT head

All chief ministers of the country, including Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, have agreed on transferring government benefits to people's bank accounts directly from next year, according to G S Sekhawat, Director of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

78 schemes covered under DBT system so far: Govt

78 schemes covered under DBT system so far: Govt

As many as 78 schemes including Jhan Dhan and MGNREGA being implemented by 17 ministries and departments are covered under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system, the Parliament was informed Tuesday.

Govt to increase rice subsidy given via DBT for next year

The Centre has decided to increase marginally the cash subsidy on rice to Rs 25.17 per kg to be given via DBT to PDS beneficiaries for the 2016-17 marketing year starting next month, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

Aadhaar law will ensure DBT reaches genuine beneficiaries: FM Jaitley

Aadhaar law will ensure DBT reaches genuine beneficiaries: FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Aadhaar law passed by Parliament will ensure that all genuine beneficiaries are covered under the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme and help in checking leakages.

Government eliminates 1.6 crore bogus ration cards, to save Rs 10,000 crore

Government eliminates 1.6 crore bogus ration cards, to save Rs 10,000 crore

Government has eliminated 1.6 crore duplicate and bogus ration cards that will help save about Rs 10,000 crore in subsidy bill annually, said Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa.

DBT should be made remunerative for banks: SBI Chief

Government needs to make direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme remunerative for banks and other intermediaries with a view to encourage them to upgrade infrastructure for its successful implementation, SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said Tuesday.

 

Time has come to think on income bracket for LPG subsidy: Dharmendra Pradhan

Time has come to think on income bracket for LPG subsidy: Dharmendra Pradhan

The minister also said the government was also planning to include kerosene in line with LPG for targetting the subsidies effectively.

 

Draft law to give legal backing to Aadhaar is ready: FM Jaitley

Draft law to give legal backing to Aadhaar is ready: FM Jaitley

Moderating the concluding session of the Delhi Economics Conclave, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley said, "I think" now across the political spectrum, state governments and political groups the need and utility for Aadhaar has been universally recognised.

 

DBT scheme for LPG help save Rs 15,000 cr in a year: Modi

DBT scheme for LPG help save Rs 15,000 cr in a year: Modi

Modi said about 20 lakh people have voluntarily given up subsidy on LPG, helping widen the reach the scarce fuel.

Panel favours cash transfer for kerosene, food subsidy

A government-appointed panel to suggest ways to prune subsidies is in favour of extending the cash transfer scheme to kerosene and food in three years for directly helping beneficiaries.

Non-subsidised LPG rates cut by Rs 23.50 per cylinder

Subsidised LPG costs Rs 417.82 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi.

Subsidised LPG sales under DBT down by 25%: Subramanian

Subramanian, however, cautioned that the government should make sure genuine beneficiaries are not excluded.

PM Modi calls for expanding ambit of DBT and Aadhaar platform

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for accelerating the delivery of benefits and expanding the applications of the Aadhaar (UID) platform.

Govt may extend DBT to some other schemes

Government will consider extending Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of subsidies to some other central schemes and also include food distribution under the scheme, the Lok Sabha was told Friday.

Cash transfer under central schemes directly to start by April

Cash transfer under central schemes directly to start by April

Government will start cash transfer under all central schemes directly to beneficiaries by April.

DBT for food subsidy can help govt save Rs 25,000 crore: Crisil

Implementing direct benefit transfer (DBT) for food subsidy will help government save Rs 25,000 crore by eliminating costs associated with procurement, distribution and storage of foodgrains, ratings agency Crisil said Tuesday.

LPG subsidies to be transfferred into accounts from Jan 1

But for this, the consumer needs to give a copy of completely filled up Form 'PAHAL' to the gas distributor and another copy to the bank where he has his account.

10 crore Aadhaar numbers linked to bank accounts: UIDAI

It said establishing a link between an Aadhaar number and a bank account makes it easy for the government to identify genuine beneficiaries and route welfare payments and subsidies directly into their bank accounts.

Aadhar not must for LPG subsidy under modified DBT

The modified scheme will be initially re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November and in rest of the country from January 1.

No legal basis required for using Aadhaar for DBT: Montek

Earlier this year, the government had suspended the ambitious scheme to pay LPG subsidy in cash to consumers directly.