Direct Benefit Transfer

  • More than 1 lakh families get LPG subsidy through DBT 06-06-2013 07:58 PM

    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 09-05-2013 09:49 PM

    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...
  • FM asks banks to gear up for all India LPG cash subsidy rollout 12-04-2013 07:43 PM

    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 07-04-2013 03:52 AM

    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 06-04-2013 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Direct Benefits Transfer programme has run into difficulties: PM 05-04-2013 09:05 PM

    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...