It is also seen that beneficiaries are PIL in Madras high court challenges Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG scheme This story is from December 10, 2014 L Saravanan / TNN / Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 15:03 IST It was found that of these, 77.5% have Bank Hence, the system cannot work if the beneficiary does not have a bank account. What is Inclusive Growth? an individual just need to refer to his aadhaar number for any accruals and the Though it is not viable to have a commercial bank branch in every village, all villages can be served through the new payments banks and banking correspondents. When a government provides income support to a beneficiary, this is a pure transfer payment unrelated to the cost of providing any good or service. Please turn it off in order to continue, or whitelist Mint. In many rural areas, the government needs to establish awareness programs on opening a bank account, and linking with Aadhaar and explaining the benefits, for these the government has to keep some budget. it’s not possible to keep a unified picture of transfers to an individual In the end, after analyzing all the points above I believe it aims at inclusive growth, reduces corruption, and provides more transparency of accounts which indirectly helps in the removal of poverty and economic growth. is DBT going to be a game changer if at all? Aadhaar is now backed by an Act of Parliament and is reported to have covered virtually the entire population. In summarizing these lessons, this article has drawn on the analyses provided in the Economic Survey for 2015-16 and the report on DBTL (direct benefit transfer of LPG) Performance Evaluation published last month by the Council for Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme’s aim is to transfer subsides, scholarships and other welfare benefits directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries. But the most important challenge is generic for the DBT approach. In addition to integration of the Jan Dhan Yojana database with the Aadhaar database, DBT will require an aggressive awareness campaign. They need to be made aware that the humble act of opening an account for poor beneficiaries is, in fact, a critical link in what could become best practice for the largest welfare delivery system in the world. dbtDBT is a game changerDirect Benefit Transferdirect benefits transfer schemedirect benefits transfer scheme esssaydirect benefits transfer scheme typesdirect benefits transfer scheme upsc, by There is still a long way to go. You seem to have an Ad Blocker on. This refers to recent announcement by Prime Minister that Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) shall be extended to another 78 districts from July onwards taking the total number of districts under the scheme to about 120. However, as the first pilot for this approach, the lessons learned from PAHAL have far-reaching implications for the whole approach of benefit transfers to poor households. scholarships), subsidy, wage payments and other welfare transfer such as Thus, the adverse health and ecological consequences of traditional fuels notwithstanding, LPG penetration among this consumer group will remain a challenge. Any new effort faces huge stumbling blocks especially in the The initiative is PAHAL—the direct benefit transfer scheme for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Chethan M In rural areas, consumers have to fetch the LPG cylinders for long distances, often from delivery outlets located in other villages. Aadhaar. DBT was taken up on a pilot basis in 43 districts in the passing of maternity benefits. June 17, 2020, 10:37 pm, by The Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has received lot of attention since Chethan M In contrast, the feedback from those who have access to PAHAL has been quite positive. (expecting that Post office service provider. Measures to Control Population Explosion in India. Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple Disappears 2 Times a Day, “Upsweep” an unidentified sound recorded in the Pacific Ocean. While the time available with the agencies Despite all this, LPG will remain an uncompetitive fuel alternative for about 50% of such households who continue to depend on firewood, cow-dung patties and other biomass that are essentially free. number is the focal point in EFT, its aadhaar number in DBT. The scheme is to be further However, only in about 2.5% Types and Plans from (1951 – 2020). The flagship programme, rolled out in 43 districts which is already happening? A clarification is necessary here about the distinction between subsidies and income transfers, which are also sometimes loosely described as subsidies. Chethan M PAHAL is the first major programme in India that provides subsidies through DBT. An awareness campaign is also necessary about the subsidy scheme in place for low-income households, and how the DBT system works. The goal of the government in subsidy reform is not doing away with subsidies, but targeting them effectively so that they flow only to the intended beneficiaries.