Direct Benefit Transfer

Thousands of elderly people can't get pension as thumbprints don't match: BJP MP on Aadhaar

Thousands of elderly people can't get pension as thumbprints don't match: BJP MP on Aadhaar

The MP said that his mother could not get a sim card in her own name due to problem in matching of fingerprints.

Dec 29, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Better subsidy targeting via technology saved $10 bn: PM

Better subsidy targeting via technology saved $10 bn: PM

PM said India is keen to find innovative and scalable solutions in education and healthcare using digital technology.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Savings via DBT cross Rs 58,000 crore mark: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Savings via DBT cross Rs 58,000 crore mark: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Elaborating on the success of the DBT initiative, Prasad said that the government has so far been able to unearth 3 crore fake gas connections and has also annulled 2.7 crore fake ration cards.

Sep 28, 2017, 15:26 PM IST
Govt saved Rs 57,000 crore through DBT scheme, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt saved Rs 57,000 crore through DBT scheme, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad further said that there is a proposal to link Aadhaar with driving licences as well as vehicle registration to ensure that multiple licences are not issued in case anyone seeks to do so.

Sep 15, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Aadhaar helped disburse Rs 83,000 crore via DBT: Assocham

Aadhaar helped disburse Rs 83,000 crore via DBT: Assocham

Total subsidy paid under DBT in 2016-17 is Rs 74,502 crore. Cash subsidy paid under DBT is expected to increase to Rs 1 lakh crore subsequently, the industry chamber added. 

Aug 27, 2017, 16:56 PM IST
UIDAI spends Rs 9,055 crore to enrol, despatch Aadhaar numbers

UIDAI spends Rs 9,055 crore to enrol, despatch Aadhaar numbers

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
Government warns of fraud in name of Beti Bachao Beti Padao scheme

Government warns of fraud in name of Beti Bachao Beti Padao scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Monday warned against spurious schemes offering cash incentives and collecting confidential information of people and duping them in the name of Beti Bacho Beti Padao scheme.

Feb 20, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
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).

Dec 26, 2016, 21:45 PM IST
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.

Nov 29, 2016, 17:41 PM IST
Schemes like Mudra, Jan Dhan are to liberate common man from usury, middlemen: PM Modi

Schemes like Mudra, Jan Dhan are to liberate common man from usury, middlemen: PM Modi

The government's schemes for financial inclusion and to encourage small enterprise are attempts to free the common man from the clutches of moneylenders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Oct 30, 2016, 17:50 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2016, 18:40 PM IST
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.

Jul 16, 2016, 12:36 PM IST
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.

Jul 15, 2016, 19:57 PM IST
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.

May 30, 2016, 00:03 AM IST
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

Apr 11, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

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.

 

Mar 01, 2016, 20:43 PM IST
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.

Feb 02, 2016, 20:35 PM IST

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.

Dec 28, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

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.

Dec 27, 2015, 18:19 PM IST
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.

 

Nov 14, 2015, 18:10 PM IST