Wednesday, December 8, 2021

DBT in the times of COVID-19 – Empowering Beneficiaries like never before – PBNS Exclusive interview with Deputy DG – NIC, Dipankar Sengupta

The government’s initiative of Direct Benefit Transfer is an impeccable scheme that realises this objective and has been transforming the lives of the poor, especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT has travelled a long path since its early initiation by the Government of India on 1 January 2013 to change the mechanism of transferring cash subsidies and benefits.

We have with us the Deputy Director-General of National Information Centre, Dipankar Sengupta who has worked and analysed the Public Financial Management System in great detail from which all Direct Benefit Transfers are made

The program is aimed at transfer of subsidies and cash benefits directly to the people through their Aadhaar seeded bank accounts with a hope that crediting subsidies into the bank accounts would substantially reduce leakages, and associated delays, … owing to the flow of funds in a multi hierarchy of administrative offices till it reaches the end beneficiary.

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