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Deadline for Aadhaar Cards on February 28, 2014 in West Bengal

The West Bengal government set February 28 as the deadline for distributing Aadhaar cards among all Bengal residents, prompting many to wonder about the feasibility of covering over six crore people in little over five-and-a-half months. Providing Aadhaar numbers to all citizens above the age of five is the precursor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s dream project…

More than 400 mn Indians have Aadhaar numbers

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued more than 402.9 million Aadhaar numbers till date and the body will achieve the target of 600 million enrolments by 2014. “UIDAI has reiterated that the target of 60 crore Aadhaar enrolments will be achieved by 2014. More than 40 crore 29 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been issued till date…

Come September, cash subsidy for LPG to reach Rs 1.4 cr consumers

The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily has given go ahead to roll out  Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 35 more high Aadhaar coverage districts on Sept 01, 2013 in the existing DBTL States. With this total number of districts to be covered by DBTL Scheme comes to…

Rs. 138 Crore has been transferred in the hands of LPG Consumers

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Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 20 high Aadhaar coverage districts   benefitting 73 lakh consumers (7.3 million). The scheme aims to curb leakages and prevent black-marketing and provide subsidy to consumers in their bank accounts. 1.72 million Aadhaar linked domestic LPG consumers have got an advance in their bank account and on the delivery of…

DBT rollout: Key department shifted from Planning Commission to Finance Ministry

Shifting the department that is managing the Direct Benefit Transfer program out of planning and into the Finance Ministry is a good idea. I was sort of surprised to see it living in the Planning Commission in the beginning. The DBT program has covered over 2.8 million LPG transactions valued at R 116 crore in seven weeks. It said the location…

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