Govt saves Rs 27,000 crore through DBT

Over 1.6 crore bogus ration cards have been deleted, resulting in savings of about Rs 10,000 crore

GN Bureau | May 10, 2016


#FCI   #Aadhaar   #DBT   #PDS   #Cash Transfer   #Direct Benefit Transfer   #Cash for Food  


Over 30 crore people were benefitted through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in 2015-16 as the government dispersed almost Rs 61,000 to MNREGA and PAHAL (for LPG) beneficiaries.

The seeding of official databases with Aadhaar numbers has been major step in streamlining the process of identification of beneficiaries to be covered under DBT scheme. This has resulted in weeding out of duplicate beneficiaries which led to significant savings across welfare schemes.

Over 1.6 crore bogus ration cards have been deleted, resulting in savings of about Rs 10,000 crore. Similarly, 3.5 crore duplicate beneficiaries were weeded out in the PAHAL scheme, resulting in savings of over Rs 14,000 crore in 2014-15 alone. Under MGNREGA, a saving of Rs 3000 crore (roughly 10 percent) has been estimated in 2015-16. Several states/union territories too have achieved significant savings through DBT.

The information was provided in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to review the progress of Aadhaar and DBT programmes.

Over Rs 25,000 crore in MGNREGA, and over Rs 21,000 crore in PAHAL (for LPG) have been spent on targeted beneficiaries through DBT.
Emphasis was being lad on providing benefits in time by creating an error-free platform.

Prime minister has asked the officials to test their systems carefully before implementing them on a large scale.

More so, steps have been taken towards a unique identifier for NGOs. Over 71,000 NGOs are now registered with the NGO Darpan portal maintained by NITI Aayog.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Covid-19: Vigorous testing leads to fatality rate drop

India has been registering more new cases of Covid-19 infection than any other country for the past seven days, yet its rigorous push on testing and thus on early identification is bearing fruits, with the case fatality rate (CFR) going further down to 2.1. In a new high, India has scaled th

Election manifestos and voters` Right to Know

Recognising the importance of election manifestos, the supreme court directed the election commission (EC) of India to frame guidelines directly governing the contents of the election manifestos in the case of S. Subramaniam Balaji v. State of Tamil Nadu & Ors. reported in (2013) 9 SCC 659. Although th

No support from govt, says ad veteran Sam Balsara

Advertising veteran Sam Balsara has lamented the lack of support from the government to the industry and said that it has completely ignored the sector. Balsara, the founder, chairman and managing director of Madison World and Madison Communications, said that the government needs to provide

Covid-19: New cases are increasing, but so are recoveries

Even as India continues to record more than 50,000 new Covid-19 infections every day for a week now, there was some hope in the rising number of recoveries as well, with a drop in the case fatality rate and a spike in the recovery rate. Thus, the country recorded the highest single day recov

Breaking new ground in Ayodhya: History is created

History was created as prime minister Narendra Modi participated in the foundation-stone-laying ceremony for the new Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, ending centuries of controversy. Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at `Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir`, in the presence of a very limited number o

How to encourage and support breastfeeding amid pandemic

The most joyous moment of a woman’s life is to breastfeed her baby for the first time. Breast milk is the foundation to build a strong bonding between mother and child and must not be missed by any newborn in its nutrition uptake. The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging people to “su

Governance Now 5th PSU IT Forum

Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter