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DBT Puducherry: State of confusion

Eighty-year-old Shakunthala is hardly able to stand steady on her feet. With slumped shoulders and hunched back she came to the Puducherry civil supplies and consumer affairs office to complain tha

“Cash transfer in PDS is successful in Puducherry”

In your view how cash transfer in PDS has fared in Puducherry? In my view the scheme is absolutely successful. It is one of the experiments that have worked very well. Prima

DBT Chandigarh: An idea whose time hasn’t come

Two years ago 58-year-old Kuldeep Kumar Goyal received enough ration from the local fair price shop to feed his family of four. Goyal, a daily wage earner, lives with his wife Rajrani and two sons

“We have made it very clear that Aadhaar is not mandatory”

Can you explain the cash transfer system under NFSA, 2013? The law categorises beneficiaries as priority households and antyodaya anna yojana (AAY) families. The AAY famili

Securing two square meals

Technology and e-governance have a transformational potential of making public services accessible and efficient, and helps in making governments responsive and accountable. As part of Digital Indi

Is DBT a one-stop solution?

Even as the country lacks a legal framework to safeguard individual privacy and data security, the government is planning to integrate Aadhaar database, updated national population register (NPR) a

Direct Benefit Transfer: A new regime cometh

Should the state give food grains and other ration items to the needy people or should the state give them just enough cash to buy these items themselves? That was the ‘cash-vs-PDS’ deb

Plenty of food, plenty of schemes but reaching hungry is problem

There is no dearth of government policies and programmes to ensuring food for all; questions can be raised only about their effective implementation, says National Human Rights Commission chairpers

Govt saves Rs 27,000 crore through DBT

Over 30 crore people were benefitted through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in 2015-16 as

DBT Blues: Add a zero at the end

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has strongly contested the government’s claim of having saved several thousands of crores through the direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL)

FM hints at DBT-like component in GST too

We had two parallel exercises in the government for the last 30-40 years. Every time we had a discussion on economic policy or budget there always was discussion on rationalisation of subsidies. An

Govt, pvt sector must collaborate to bring women and migrants in formal banking

India ranks in the middle of a group of 26 emerging economies regarding access to formal financial services, according to a global study. The Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP

The original ‘game-changer’ is floundering, reports say

The direct benefits transfer (DBT) was supposed to be the original ‘game-changer’ – in the words of the then finance minister P Chidambaram when it was announced in late 2012. It

Economic Survey quotes Governance Now

The direct benefits transfer (DBT) was supposed to be the original ‘game-changer’ – in the words of the then finance minister P Chidambaram when it was announced in late 2012. DBT

Will not link Aadhaar with NATGRID: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 113 crore people trust Aadhaar. “If I talk about the poor, 60 crore people are not complaining , they are happy. When their MN

PDS to be scrapped even though pilot DBT projects not working

This government is not listening to its own experts. The Economic Survey had a word of caution over the pilot exercises for giving cash instead of PDS, yet the Narendra Modi government has decide

Cash subsidy under DBT to go up to Rs 1 lakh crore: ASSOCHAM

Aadhaar cards have facilitated payment of as much as Rs 83,184 crore to beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, said a study.   An ASSOCHAM–

Cough up penalty for not paying electricity bills on time

The government will soon amend the law making obligations under power purchase agreement (PPA) statutory binding, said union power minister RK Singh. “I have called a meeting o

“DBT is needed to implement plans for TB elimination”

Close to 1,400 lives are lost to tuberculosis every day in India. The government has set itself the target of making India TB-free by 2025, under ‘National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis

DBT for fertilizer subsidy introduced

The government has introduced Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system for fertilizer subsidy on Pilot Basis in 17 districts across the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday.  

Here’s why Puducherry doesn’t want DBT for foodgrain

Puducherry wants to go back to the system of distributing subsidised foodgrain and doesn’t want the subsidy to be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries as part of Direct Benefit

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