Rs.250 crore distributed through DBT scheme since its inception

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme which was launched on January 1, 2013 has helped in transferring a huge sum of money till now. About Rs. 250 crore have been distributed through DBT scheme under various programmes in the first seven months of its beginning. To make these distribution possible about 3.2 million payments were made through the Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB). After three months of the beginning the total amount transferred was very low and was close to Rs. 23 crore only. PM Manmohan Singh has also called for a review meeting of different ministries today. LPG subsidy amounting to Rs. 116 crore has been disbursed through DBT scheme through 28 lakh transactions since the beginning of the scheme. The scheme will now be implemented in 121 districts of the country and the review meeting will take a stock of the progress.

While it was notified earlier that those who have enrolled for Aadhaar need not to give their biometric details once again for the National Population Register (NPR), the operators working at these camps are forcing people to undergo through biometric details submission process once again. Lack of proper information from authority to these operators is the reason for this issue. According to the current norms, it is sufficient for an Aadhaar card holder to fill-in the details in the ‘Know Your Resident’ (KYR) form and submit it at an enrollment camp. According to the Census Department, separate queue must be made for Aadhar card holder at the enrollment centre to prevent people from summering useless procedure. Few Aadhar card holders were also told that they were possessing wrong Aadhaar card due to which they have to go through a fresh procedure.

Perhaps people of Jagannathpur village of Jharkhand do not have enough knowledge about the importance and uses of Aadhaar but still they are busy at enrollment center day and night. Perhaps because they know that this Aadhar card will be the base for their identity in future. Not only this they can also be seen hungrily in rain and hot day at the center. A feeling of mercy comes when children and old-age people also stand in the queue waiting for their turn. They not even think about their health. This is the situation of Haatagmariya enrollment camp. People stand in the queue near main road of the camp eagerly waiting for their turn. They don’t even think that standing near such a road can also lead to a dreadful accident.

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