Mission Directorate of DBT program shifted to Finance Ministry

The Mission Directorate of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) program has been shifted to the Ministry of finance to fastrack rollout of government benefits and subsidies directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries. This follows Prime Minister's approval for the decision which would also enable direct supervision of the nation wide rollout of DBT and resolution of inter-ministerial issues. It would also improve coordination between the DBT programme and the Dept of Expenditure and Dept of Financial Services.

The L.P.G. direct benefits meanwhile have crossed 100 crores rupees in a short time of 7 weeks. The Direct Benefits Transfer programme was rolled out on first january this year, in 43 districts and expanded to 121 districts from the first of this month. The Transfer of LPG subsidy through DBT was rolled out from first June and it now covers 20 districts. In LPG, over 2.8 million DBT transactions valued at 116 crore rupees have taken place in seven weeks.
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