Direct Cash Transfer Scheme

  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Direct cash transfer scheme a ploy to reduce grants: Opposition November 27, 2012

    A day after the government announced the direct cash transfer scheme for BPL families through Aadhar cards, the opposition is calling it a ploy to end subsidies. ...