Cash transfer scheme announced in March, Govt tells EC

CNN-IBN | Dec 03, 2012 at 07:27pm


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 from the Cabinet Secretary on Sunday alleging that the timing of the implementation of the scheme was suspect, coming as it was just days before the Gujarat polls.