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Wednesday May 15, 2013
The government will from June 1 roll out direct transfer of cash subsidy on cooking gas (LPG) in 20 districts as it looks to cut its subsidy outgo by up to Rs 10,000 crore annually by eliminating diversions.
Sunday April 28, 2013
Amid concerns over faulty monitoring of the ambitious Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) subsidy programme, the government has called district magistrates of all the 121 targeted districts here Monday to discuss ways to address hitches that may have been...
Reported by Sam Daniel; edited by Mala Das | Saturday April 27, 2013
Ahead of the national elections in 2014, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has taken on the Centre over its highly-ambitious Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme that the latter is counting on a potential vote-getter. The populist programme a...
Thursday April 25, 2013
Following direction from Finance Minister P Chidambaram, banks have initiated the process of linking account with Aadhaar number for cash transfer of LPG and other subsidies.
Sunday April 21, 2013
Centre's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will help in better targeting of subsidies and reducing delay in delivery of benefits besides curbing wastages and leakages, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here today.
Friday April 12, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram asked banks on Friday to gear up for the rollout of direct cash subsidy scheme to cooking gas (LPG) consumers throughout the country.
Sunday April 7, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram Saturday said he will meet Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily shortly to finalise schedule for rolling out direct transfer of cash subsidy to cooking gas (LPG) consumers.
Friday April 12, 2013
The government is planning a district-wise rollout of the subsidy on cooking gas via the direct cash benefits transfer (DBT) scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday.
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.
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...
Saturday February 23, 2013
Ahead of the Union Budget 2013, Dr Prannoy Roy speaks to Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, about what ails the India growth story. They discuss threadbare the slowdown, and the governme...
Press Trust of India | Saturday February 2, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or MGNREGA - UPA's flagship scheme - has accelerated the pace of financial inclusion in villages, and accounts opened under the programme would hel...
Monday January 21, 2013
New Delhi plans to directly transfer cash payments for subsidies into these accounts, a move aimed at tackling graft in India's creaky, corruption-ridden public distribution system. If successful, the initiative could also bring modern banking to the...
Thursday January 17, 2013
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said it would cut over 1,000 information technology jobs as part of its restructuring plan aimed at stanching its cash bleed.
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.