Tag: Direct Benefit Transfer

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Centre approves draft of Electricity Amendment Bill, mulls DBT in power sector

New Delhi: The Centre has approved draft of Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with an aim to effect major reforms in the power sector. Besides, it plans to extend DBT to the power sector so as to make subsidy benefits more targeted towards the poorer sections of society. The Power Ministry proposes introduction of Direct Benefit […]

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Odisha to implement DBT for fertilizers from January 2018

Bhubaneswar: Come January 2018, the Direct Benefit (DBT) of fertilizer subsidy will be implemented in Odisha. However, uncertainty looms large over its successful implementation as only 913 point of sale (PoS) devices have been installed so far in several parts of the State. The registrar of cooperatives societies on the other hand has issued guidelines […]

Odisha officials asked to ensure strict security in girls' hostels

Bhubaneswar: With above 5.5 lakh tribal girls housed in different state run hostels and stray cases of exploitation coming to the fore, Odisha government today issued fresh direction to ensure strict implementation of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The direction was issued by Chief Secretary A P Padhi while reviewing the activities of the […]

Aadhaar helped disburse Rs 83,000 cr via DBT: Assocham

New Delhi: Biometric cards have facilitated disbursement of as much as Rs 83,184 crore to beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes without the notorious leakages of the past, industry body Assocham said on Sunday, citing its report on the matter. “Real benefit of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar is finally reflected in the number of […]

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Rs 1 lakh cr paid to social scheme beneficiaries in three years

New Delhi: The Union Finance Ministry has paid over Rs 1 lakh crore to the beneficiaries of the various social schemes under the Direct Benefit Transfer during the last three years, an official statement said on Monday. “Rs 1,02,786.77 crore has been paid through the public financial management system to the beneficiaries of the various […]

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DBT for kerosene subsidy across Odisha by Mar 2017

Bhubaneswar: Implementation of direct benefit transfer (DBT) for kerosene subsidy will undertaken in Odisha by Mar 2017, said Food Supplies Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra today. Talking to newsmen, Mohapatra said, “In the first phase, the DBT for kerosene subsidy will be put into effect in 110 urban local bodies of the State. Later the developed […]

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CM launches DBT scheme for farmers on Akshaya Tritiya

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched a ‘Direct Benefit Transfer’ scheme at the state level Krushak Divas programme

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