Jairam Ramesh to launch DCT scheduled for Jan 2 on Jan 6

The scheme will enable villagers in East Godavari to access subsidies in cash with the help of micro ATMs

PTI | January 4, 2013



Union Minister Jairam Ramesh will launch Aadhar-based direct cash transfer pilot project in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on January 6. This was earlier scheduled to be launched on January 2.

"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 today.

A communication to this effect was received from the Union minister's office, she said without elaborating.

Gollaprolu block was selected for the launch of the Aadhar-based 'Direct Cash Transfer' scheme as the pilot project. There are 42 shops in this mandal and 35 shops have been selected for this scheme, the collector said.

"Under the scheme, the subsidy amount will not be deposited in the bank accounts of the card-holders immediately but one month after the amount is credited in their accounts," the collector said, adding that the beneficiaries will receive an SMS alert once the amount is deposited.

Under the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), developed by National Payment Corporation of India, a beneficiary holding a unique identification number can carry out financial transactions using a micro-ATM provided by local bank correspondent.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) wages in Jharkhand, social old age pension in Tripura and scholarship disbursement in Maharashtra are being serviced through the AEPS.
 

Comments

 

Other News

3% of medicines are of poor quality: Survey

 More than three percent of medicines in India are ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ) and 0.0245 percent spurious, reveals a survey report on drugs quality by the ministry of health.  The survey carried out by National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida found that out of the

BEL unveils new weapon system for MBT Arjun tank

 Bharat electronics limited (BEL) has launched a new weapon control system — Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) / Air Defence Weapon Station (ADWS) for 12.7 mm gun of MBT Arjun Mk II battle tank during recently concluded Aero India 2017 in Bengaluru. The new weapon control system

Sasikala camp in talks with OPS faction

 The Sasikala camp is in talks with the O Panneerselvam (OPS) faction and they are trying to win them over, says an AIADMK insider. Negotiation have started between the main AIADMK, which is with Sasikala, and the splinter group that is supporting former chief minister OPS. The party insider

Stories to read over the weekend

On October 1 last year, Mehtab Alam Ansari, 30, who worked as a tailor in Delhi, had arrived in his village, Chepa Khurd in Barkagaon tehsil of Harazibagh district, to celebrate Eid with his family. That morning, he was nearing Dadi Kalan, a neighbouring village, to meet an acquaintance when he hea

ONGC to invest of Rs 7,327 cr for five projects

  State run enterprise oil and natural gas corporation limited (ONGC) has decided to invest Rs 7,327 crore to develop five projects to produce oil and gas. The decision was taken in its 290th board meeting held on February 23. The projects include development of R-Series fields, incl

Shiv Sena may again ally with BJP

The civic election results could well have long term implications in Maharashtra’s politics, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doing dramatically well and the Shiv Sena failing to get a simple majority.   The Shiv Sena won 84 seats, while the BJP bagged 82 seats. Th

Video

Digital Transformation Summit

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter