CASH TRANSFER SCHEME

  • Mamata questions UPA's hurry to pass Food Security Bill June 4, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the Congressled UPA government on its "hurriedness" to pass the National Food Security Bill. "A special session of parliament is reportedly being convened shortly to consider and pass the National Food Security Bill. Is this the right time for UPAII to...
  • Direct Cash Transfer scheme to cover entire country February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Nearly 11 lakh poor people have benefitted from the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme, which began on January 1, 2013 and will be rolled out throughout the country, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said during his Budget speech in the Lok Sabha. He said the "Aapka paisa aapke haath" concept has...
  • Implementation of direct cash transfer scheme slow in WB February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The direct cash transfer scheme is being implemented at a very slow pace in West Bengal. It is a huge cause of concern. Many of those who queue up outside biometry camps in Hooghly don't understand why they need another card to formalise their citizenship nor what the buzz...
  • Maharashtra: Direct cash transfer gets a slow start February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The ambitious game changer of the UPAII, the Aadhaar linked direct cash transfer has had a very slow start in Maharasthra, owing to the low penetration of the Aadhaar card itself in the state. Officials in the state feel the start of direct cash transfer is ensuring that more...
  • Will Unique Identification start to deliver? January 14, 2013

    The PMO has announced that the government will start UIDbased cash transfers in 51 districts from January 1, 2013, and it will be expanded to 18 states from April 1, 2013. However, given the practical problems involved, as well as the time required to put in place the requisite infrastructure,...
  • 'Cash transfer scheme is not a magic wand, problems exist' January 6, 2013

    Gollaprolu: The direct cash transfer scheme is not a "jaadu ki chhadi" (magic wand) to reform a "broken down" delivery system and problems are there in its implementation, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday. "It (Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme) is not a single 'jaadu ki chhadi' (magic wand). It is...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme a sham, says Mayawati January 3, 2013

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday lashed out at the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's direct cash transfer scheme here, describing it as a ploy to hoodwink voters in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. "This is an old book with a new cover," the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo told...
  • Sheila Dikshit launches cash transfer scheme in Delhi January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The government's ambitious direct cash transfer programme was rolled out in two districts of Delhi on Tuesday with only four out of 26 identified schemes being covered. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched the centrallysponsored Aadhaarenabled direct cash transfer scheme being implemented in North West and North East districts. Touted...
  • Direct cash transfer: UPA faces opposition from within January 1, 2013

    Sources say that many ministers opposed the scheme fearing that the hiccups in the scheme could hurt the party in the Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: UPA's much hyped scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "gamechanger". The programme, will cover a select 26 schemes like educational scholarship for SC/ST and...
  • Direct cash transfer in 20 districts from today January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The government's ambitious scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins on Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P Chidambaram describing the move as a "game changer". Talking to media persons along with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, Chidambaram...
  • Cash transfer a scheme to 'fool' people, says BJP December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the government of "fooling" the people by hurriedly implementing the cash transfer scheme without issuing Aadhaar cards to all the intended beneficiaries and creating an environment of confusion. "In 2012, the government's own game plan has been spoiled and yet it is...
  • Chidambaram admits glitches in cash transfer scheme rollout December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who had earlier described it as "pure magic" and "error free", has admitted that the rollout of the controversial Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme may have some glitches. The poverty reduction scheme, through which the government aims to provide benefits to the poor...
  • Direct Cash Transfer system a 'pure magic': Chidambaram December 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Describing the proposed Direct Cash Transfer scheme a 'pure magic' that brings a big responsibility on banks for its implementation, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday asked bankers to work with the government to make the scheme a success. "Through this unique benefit transfer scheme, money when it is released,...
  • Cash transfer scheme to eliminate middlemen: PC December 16, 2012

    Alwar: Expressing satisfaction over progress in implementation of Aadhaar cardbased cash transfer scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it will eliminate middlemen and ensure that government aid directly reaches the intended beneficiaries. While addressing a gathering of government officials and representatives from various banks in Alwar, he stressed...
  • Cash transfer scheme a revolutionary measure: Sonia December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday inaugurated the Dilli Annashree Yojna which is Delhi government's scheme to provide food security to two lakh vulnerable households not covered under BPL and other food security schemes. Sonia strongly backed the Centre's new Direct Benefit Transfer system that will ensure cash...
  • Cash transfer will help Cong win elections: Rahul December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Making a strong case for the direct cash transfer scheme of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, which has been termed as a gamechanger, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said proper implementation of it would help his party. Talking about the worth of the scheme, the Gandhi...
  • Rahul eyes 2014 with 'Aapka Paisa Aapke Haath' December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday held discussions with district chiefs of the party on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's "gamechanger" direct cash transfer scheme. According to Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, the Gandhi scion told them that the intention of the scheme was to...
  • Rahul to brief Youth Congress on cash transfer December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: With the government set to launch the direct cash transfer scheme from January 1 in select districts across the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will on Friday brief district Congress and youth presidents about the benefits of the scheme. He will address district Congress and Youth Congress presidents of...
  • Cash transfer scheme announced in March, Govt tells EC December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Monday replied to the Election Commission's (EC) notice questioning the timing of the direct cash transfer scheme, saying that the decision had been announced first in March 2012 by then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee during the Budget speech. The Election Commission had sought a report...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme: 'Code of conduct not violated' December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: In response to the explanation sought by the Election Commission over the muchtouted direct cash transfer scheme announced by the Centre, the government on Monday said that code of conduct in pollbound Gujarat was not violated. The government said that the first announcement about the scheme was made...
  • Cash transfer: EC questions timing, seeks report from govt December 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing unhappiness over the announcement of the muchtouted direct cash transfer scheme by the Centre at a time when the Model Code of Conduct was in force, the Election Commission on Sunday sought a report from the government over the matter. In a stronglyworded letter to Cabinet Secretary Ajit...
  • Chidambaram calls direct cash transfer a 'magical' step December 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday described government's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme as "nothing less than magical", saying the move is aimed at plugging the loopholes in the delivery mechanism and ensure that poor get complete benefits of government schemes. Explaining the details of direct cash transfer scheme and...
  • PMO pushes ahead with direct cash transfer scheme December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Pushing ahead with the direct cash transfer scheme, the Prime Minister's Office has directed various ministries and departments to immediately get down to the task of operationalising the ambitious programme to be rolled out from January 1, next year. "I would request you to get down to the...
  • UPA cash transfer inspired from Bihar: Nitish November 30, 2012

    Patna: Describing the direct cash transfer scheme of the Centre as "good" in principle but "bad" in form as it excludes food and fertiliser, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said he would take up the matter with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "The cash transfer scheme brought by the Centre...
  • The Last Word: Is government ready for cash transfers? November 29, 2012

    The benefits of the cash transfer scheme to be rolledout from January 1 in 51 districts will reach the intended beneficiary only by FebruaryMarch, said Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahlwualia. ...
  • BJP not opposed to Aadharbased cash transfer scheme November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said it is not opposed to Aadharbased cash transfer scheme and that there was nothing new in the announcement for which Congress is taking "political mileage". It also said its state governments have been implementing similar schemes for years. "There is nothing new...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme a 'bribe to voters': Kejriwal November 28, 2012

    Ghaziabad: Land acquisition and corruption will be among a string of issues to be highlighted by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which on Tuesday described the UPA government's decision to launch direct cash transfer scheme as a "bribe to voters". After a twoday meeting of AAP's National Executive which took...
  • Cash transfer 'game changer', not linked to polls: Govt November 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Set to launch its new flagship programme of direct cash transfer from January one next year, the government on Tuesday said it will be a "game changer" with lasting benefits and dismissed suggestions that the rollout hinted at midterm polls. The programme, aimed at plugging leakages and ensure...
  • Is the UPA's cash transfer scheme a poll game changer? November 27, 2012

    Referring to the modus operandi of the scheme, Chidambaram said that subsidies would directly be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. ...