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Nation can progress if Centre, states work shoulder to shoulder: PM  Modi

Nation can progress if Centre, states work shoulder to shoulder: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Inter-State Council (ISC) meeting taking place after a hiatus of 10 years, on Saturday said the nation can only progress if the Centre and state governments work together shoulder to shoulder.

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.

Coal auction to get Rs 3.45 lakh crore; Rs 36k crore saving via DBT: Government

Coal auction to get Rs 3.45 lakh crore; Rs 36k crore saving via DBT: Government

Publicising its work on the completion of two years in power, government said on Sunday that coal auction will bring Rs 3.45 lakh crore to the nation's kitty and Rs 36,500 crore would be saved on account of checking leakages through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for LPG subsidy.

Stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure: Arun Jaitley to states

Stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure: Arun Jaitley to states

With the share of states in central taxes seeing a quantum jump, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today advised them to stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure and development activities and to use Aadhaar for transferring benefits to people

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.

 

All wage payments to MGNREGA workers from April 1 through DBT: Govt

All wage payments to MGNREGA workers from April 1 through DBT: Govt

In order to prevent leakages in the flagship rural job programme, all wage payments to MGNREGA workers will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer to bank accounts of the beneficiaries from April this year, Government said Tuesday.

Govt decides to limit LPG subsidy for tax payers earning over Rs 10 lakh

Government has decided that consumers with taxable income above Rs 10 lakh per year will not get LPG subsidy from January 2016.

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi on gas cylinder subsidy scheme, Pahal

Check out PM Modi talking over the gas cylinder subsidy scheme, Pahal in this year's last episode of Mann Ki Baat.

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.

 

'Enough leeway for DBT scheme to go on after SC order'

Allaying fears over any affect of the Supreme Court order about use of Aadhaar on direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on Friday said there is enough leeway for DBT to go on and it is not a banned activity.

Government says direct cash transfer saved Rs 14,672 crore on LPG in a year

Government says direct cash transfer saved Rs 14,672 crore on LPG in a year

 The government has saved Rs 14,672 crore in LPG subsidy in a year as a result of direct transferring subsidy benefit into bank accounts.

PSBs should be given independence from political decision-making: FM Jaitley

PSBs should be given independence from political decision-making: FM Jaitley

Pitching for public sector banks being given independence from political decision-making, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said efforts are on to professionalise all personnel-related issues at these banks.

Have written to CMs for DBT in Kerosene: Govt

The Centre Friday said it has written to Chief Ministers and UT Administrators for Direct Benefit Transfer for kerosene in the accounts of the beneficiaries.

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.

All Jan Dhan bank accounts be linked to Aadhaar: PM Modi

All Jan Dhan bank accounts should be linked to Aadhaar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday while asking bankers to speed up this process and redouble efforts on financial literacy.

Centre's directive to states on pre-matric scholarships

 Pre-matric scholarships to minority community students should also be paid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to ensure disbursal without delay and transparency, Centre has told the states.

LPG consumers to get cash subsidy in bank accounts from today

LPG consumers across the country will from Thursday get cash subsidy directly into their bank accounts so that they buy the cooking fuel at market price.