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Tuesday January 7, 2014
While favouring direct cash transfers to farmers to pay any kind of interest subvention or debt waiver, a Reserve Bank of India panel on Tuesday recommended raising the priority sector lending (PSL) target to 50 per cent from the current 40 per cent.
Sunil Prabhu | Friday April 5, 2013
The government has decided to expand its Direct Cash Benefits Transfer Scheme to another 78 districts starting July 1. New states that will be covered by the scheme include Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
India | Sunil Prabhu (With inputs from agencies) | Saturday April 6, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he had been informed that the process of tracking and monitoring system in Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) was "unsatisfactory" and asserted that there was a need to track funds and information about the be...
Tuesday January 15, 2013
Amazon.com Inc is challenging a $234 million US tax bill, contesting Internal Revenue Service tax calculations for cash transfers between the parent company and its European subsidiaries, according to a court filing.
India | Tanima Biswas | Sunday December 16, 2012
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today that the direct cash transfer of subsidies will miss its January 1 launch in districts where necessary arrangements, such as a digitised list of beneficiaries with the banks, are not in place.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 30, 2012
the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has instructed ministries and departments to immediately start work for the rollout of the direct cash transfer of subsidies programme from January 1.
Tuesday November 27, 2012
A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally announced direct cash transfers (DCT) to beneficiaries of subsidies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that 42 schemes have been identified for the same, which include food, fertilisers and NREGA. ...
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday November 26, 2012
From January 1, 2013, this scheme is expected benefit people in 51 districts across the country, where Aadhar cards have been distributed in large numbers. The government aims to cover the entire country by the end of next year, ahead of the 2014 ele...
Thursday October 25, 2012
Villagers say while they now pay market rates for kerosene, the cash transfers due to them are often not deposited in their accounts.
India | NDTV.com | Friday September 28, 2012
With an aim to check corruption and pilferage of subsidised items, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set up a scheme of direct transfer of cash to intended beneficiaries that is expected to cover one quarter of households. Here is the full statement...
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Friday September 28, 2012
The Prime Minister has begun the process of developing a system that will allow cash to be transferred directly to the bank accounts of those who qualify for government subsidies and schemes. A committee headed by him will supervise the plan and dead...
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday November 26, 2011
Three of US' four largest banks are launching a system that lets customers transfer money from their checking accounts using only a mobile number or e-mail address. The banks say the service, called clearXchange, will make payments easier than traditional money transfers, which require a ban...