`Congress launched direct cash transfer scheme with political motive`

The UPA government launched the direct cash benefit transfer scheme with political motives and without preparation, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, causing an uproar in the house.

Direct cash transfers improved quality of life: Study

Implemented in 2011 and 2012, the pilot project was designed to test the feasibility and assess the impact of universal unconditional cash grants on households, individuals and communities.

FM justifies direct cash transfer scheme

"There is nothing wrong in welfare scheme funds going directly to accounts of beneficiaries without middlemen and pilferage," he said.

All nine central schemes under direct cash transfer

Delhi Government on Friday announced that it would add all nine centrally-sponsored schemes relevant to the capital on the Aadhar-enable Direct Cash Transfer scheme by April this year.

Cash transfer scheme is not a magic wand, problems exist: Ramesh

The direct cash transfer scheme is not a "jaadu ki chhadi" (magic wand) to reform a "broken down" delivery system and problems are there in its implementation, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said Sunday.

Cash transfer scheme rolls out in Delhi

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched the centrally-sponsored Aadhaar-enabled direct cash transfer scheme being implemented in North West and North East districts.

Govt launches cash transfer scheme in 20 districts

The government Tuesday launched its scaled down Cash Transfer Benefit (CBT) in 20 districts, including two in the national capital, with a view to provide cash benefits to needy people.

Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today

Chidambaram said the direct cash benefit transfer will be rolled out in whole country by the end of 2013.

Jairam Ramesh puts off launch of direct cash transfer scheme

"The launch of the direct cash transfer scheme at Gollaprollu mandal by Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has been postponed to January 6," district collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said on Saturday.

Govt fans out officials to ensure smooth rollout of Cash scheme

The decision to send the secretaries was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee.

Direct Cash Transfer system a 'pure magic': Chidambaram

Describing the proposed Direct Cash Transfer scheme a 'pure magic' that brings a big responsibility on banks for its implementation, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday asked bankers to work with the government to make the scheme a success.

Direct cash transfer won't push up inflation: Kaushik Basu

World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu Wednesday said the central government's direct cash transfer scheme would not have "any net effect" on inflation and that the scheme should be "indexed" to adjust with inflation.

Aadhar, bank account mandatory for Direct Cash Transfer

Money will be transfered to beneficiaries of Direct Cash Transfer scheme only when they provide Aadhar card and bank account number by the cut-off date in 30-35 districts which are expected to be ready for the roll out on January one.

'Cash transfer only in those districts where fool-proof is ready'

The government's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme would be rolled out only in those districts where preparations are fool-proof, a Finance Ministry official said Monday.

Cash transfer scheme to eliminate middlemen: FM

He also asked banks to open as many new accounts as were needed to make the scheme far-reaching in its impact.

PlanComm reviews cash transfer scheme roll-out plan

The Planning Commission Tuesday reviewed preparedness of the cash transfer scheme through video conferencing ahead of its roll out in 43 districts of the country from January 1.

Direct cash transfer not easy to implement: Oil Secy

The government has identified 51 districts for the rollout of the scheme in the first phase beginning January 1.

Direct cash transfer scheme didn`t violate poll code: Govt to EC

The UPA government on Monday said it has not violated any poll code by announcing the direct cash transfer scheme on September 28.

Countries which have tried cash transfers

Many countries have experimented with cash transfers to improve social, economic and health indicators of their citizens.

Chidambaram calls direct cash transfer a 'magical' step

Explaining the details of direct cash transfer scheme and its benefits to party workers, Chidamabaram termed the scheme as "nothing less than magical", according to MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre.