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AIDWA opposes direct cash transfer in Odisha

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12:09

All India Democratic Women?s Association (AIDWA) has strongly opposed the direct cash transfer (DCT) scheme saying it was aimed at reducing subsidies.

Direct subsidy transfer for LPG launched in 18 districts

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 10:46

The subsidy on LPG cylinders in the districts would be provided directly to consumers in their Aadhar linked bank accounts. Over 67 lakh LPG Consumers in these districts will benefit from the scheme.

Direct cash transfers improved quality of life: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 18:44

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.

Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 14:36

According to Ahluwalia, direct benefit transfer scheme of government will be a game changer and a very important instrument for the financial inclusion of people of the country.

Delhi govt plans to cover 30 L people under cash transfer scheme

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 22:52

Delhi Government has planned to facilitate direct transfer of cash subsidies and other financial assistance to 30 lakh beneficiaries.

DBT rollout: Rajiv Takru meets bankers

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 20:51

A week after setting June 30 deadline to bankers to set up on-site ATMs to widen the scope of direct cash transfer scheme coverage, a top Finance Ministry official met bankers Wednesday and discussed the way forward for the ambitious scheme.

Direct cash through Aadhaar to save 0.5% of GDP for India: IMF

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 21:01

Integration of direct cash transfer with Aadhaar will take time but the scheme will help Indian government save 0.5 percent of the GDP, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday.

Direct cash transfer to curb wastages, leakages: PM

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 15:43

Centre`s ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will help in better targeting of subsidies and reducing delay in delivery of benefits besides curbing wastages and leakages, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

Direct cash transfer to curb wastages, leakages: PM

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 15:37

Centre's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will help in better targeting of subsidies and reducing delay in delivery of benefits besides curbing wastages and leakages, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday.

'Direct cash transfer can reduce food, fert subsidy by Rs 60k'

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 20:12

Government subsidies on food and fertiliser can be pruned by Rs 60,000 crore in 2013-14 through direct cash transfer system and that will help control huge fiscal deficit as well as food inflation, says a paper.

Poor Aadhaar penetration can imperil DCT rollout

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 17:48

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government`s dream scheme DCT rolled out from January 1, 2013 in 43 districts for 26 selected central sector and centrally sponsored schemes in a phase wise manner based on the twin pillars of Aadhaar generation and financial inclusion.

Union Budget 2013: Direct cash scheme to be extended to entire country

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 14:15

Nearly 11 lakh poor people have benefitted from the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme which began on January one and will be rolled out throughout the country, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday during his Budget speech in the Lok Sabha.