Direct Benefit Transfer

  • More than 1 lakh families get LPG subsidy through DBT June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Six days into the launch of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on LPG, government has disbursed subsidy to the tune of Rs 4.95 crore on transactions of around 1 lakh. Rs 40 crore are expected to be disbursed with the coverage of one million transactions by the month-end, a...
  • Cabinet clears direct benefit transfer for LPG subsidy May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared direct benefit transfer on LPG subsidy. The scheme was to be introduced on January 1, but was postponed two times, most recently because only 13 per cent of Aadhaar numbers among the beneficiaries chosen for the launch areas had bank accounts. Under a pilot...
  • FM asks banks to gear up for all India LPG cash subsidy rollout April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked banks to gear up for the rollout of direct cash subsidy scheme to cooking gas (LPG) consumers throughout the country. "I have asked them (bankers) to get ready for the rollout of LPG for the whole country," Chidambaram told reporters after...
  • Government plans to give LPG subsidy in cash April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is planning to start transferring the subsidy for cooking gas in cash under the direct benefit transfer scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday. Addressing a media conference in Delhi, Chidambaram said he would soon meet Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and sort out the issues...
  • DBT will be rolled out by end of FY14: Chidambaram April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted there were problems in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has come out with a clarification saying the government is trying to resolve some issues. The scheme will be rolled out across the country by the end...
  • Direct Benefits Transfer programme has run into difficulties: PM April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government for the first time has officially admitted that its flagship programme, Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT), has run into difficulties. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the exercise of the scheme, that had been rolled out in January this year, has revealed poor nature of...
  • UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani attends NAC meet on Direct Benefit Transfer March 1, 2013

    The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government came in for discussion and scrutiny in Sonia Gandhi led National Advisory Council on February 26. Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI, sought to assure members that Aadhaar will not become a tool for exclusion. After the meeting Aruna Roy, one of...
  • Linking Aadhar to Direct Benefit Scheme a mistake: Aruna Roy February 28, 2013

    The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government came in for discussion and scrutiny in Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council on February 26. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI, sought to assure members that Aadhar will not become a tool for exclusion. After the meeting Aruna Roy, one of the foremost...
  • Jairam bats for cash transfer, calls it important reform January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government has a prominent place in the possible strategies for a winning way for the Congress party in 2014. Initially sceptical, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has now strongly batted for Congress party's initiative as the 'single most important administrative reform'....