DBT Regime to Evolve into a Social Security Platform

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  • The government has drawn up an ambitious plan to scale up the present regime for direct transfer of benefits to the poor under various welfare schemes.
  • It has planned to create a unified national database of beneficiaries.
  • Peeyush Kumar, Joint Secretary in charge of DBT at the Cabinet Secretariat said, “While Aadhaar is a great idea, it doesn’t have any household data and is a portable identity so cannot be linked to the taluka and tehsil levels.
  • So we are looking at a unified beneficiary database that captures and links the bank accounts, Aadhaar number and mobile number with households,”