Keyword : Direct Benefit Transfer

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

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

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

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

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)

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

DBT still has a long way to go

The government has decided to launch the Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) for fertiliser subsidies on January 1, 2018.  After oil and food, fertilisers account for the third-biggest sh

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–

“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.  

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