This was the second budget of the BJP government which was voted to power in 2017.Mar 22, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) spent more than Rs 9,000 crore over the last eight years towards issuing Aadhaar numbers, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.Jul 26, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
The direct benefit transfer programme has resulted in Rs 50,000 crore savings for the government in the last three years as funds were directly transferred to 32 crore needy people, BJP President Amit Shah has said.May 28, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
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).Dec 26, 2016, 21:45 PM IST
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.Nov 29, 2016, 17:41 PM IST
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.Sep 30, 2016, 18:40 PM IST
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.Jul 15, 2016, 19:57 PM IST
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.Jun 26, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
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.
Mar 01, 2016, 20:43 PM IST
The minister also said the government was also planning to include kerosene in line with LPG for targetting the subsidies effectively.
Nov 14, 2015, 18:10 PM IST
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.
Nov 06, 2015, 22:50 PM IST
Modi said about 20 lakh people have voluntarily given up subsidy on LPG, helping widen the reach the scarce fuel.Aug 15, 2015, 09:33 AM IST
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.Aug 13, 2015, 20:37 PM IST
Price of non-subsidised LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of subsidised cooking fuel, was today cut by Rs 23.50 per 14.2-kg bottle, in sync with international rates.Jul 31, 2015, 23:14 PM IST
Subsidised LPG costs Rs 417.82 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi.Jul 31, 2015, 21:47 PM IST
Subramanian, however, cautioned that the government should make sure genuine beneficiaries are not excluded.Jul 02, 2015, 16:21 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for accelerating the delivery of benefits and expanding the applications of the Aadhaar (UID) platform.Jun 18, 2015, 20:17 PM IST
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.Apr 24, 2015, 19:43 PM IST
Government will start cash transfer under all central schemes directly to beneficiaries by April.Feb 17, 2015, 21:49 PM IST
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.Feb 17, 2015, 17:21 PM IST