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Why Indians should be thankful to SC for killing the Aadhaar

Mar 25, 2014

Why Indians should be thankful to SC for killing the Aadhaar

The problem with the Aadhaar is that it was a technocratic fix to an international prescription to correct an Indian problem. #Congress #BJP #IMF #Supreme Court #CBI #ConnectTheDots #Nandan Nilekani #Aadhaar #UIDAI #Cash transfer #Planning Comission
Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

Jan 18, 2014

Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

The decision to raise the subsidised cylinder limit to 12 means 99 percent of LPG consumers will get cash in their bank accounts before then polls. The LPG reform is essentially dead. #Rahul Gandhi #Veerappa Moily #Aadhaar #Subsidies #AICC #LPG cylinders #Direct cash transfers
Not just cost, Food Bill will make us a nation of beggars

Jun 08, 2013

Not just cost, Food Bill will make us a nation of beggars

If MNREGA at least has the virtue of making the poor consumers with choice, the Food Security Bill will convert the poor into mere supplicants of the state #Economy #India #Corruption #InMyOpinion #UPA government #Food security #Direct Cash Transfer #Social Spending #FSB #pregnant women
LPG direct cash transfer scheme launched in Wardha

Jun 01, 2013

LPG direct cash transfer scheme launched in Wardha

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday launched the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in neighbouring Wardha district, about 80 kms from Nagpur. #LPG #Maharashtra #Wardha #Aadhar card #Direct Cash Transfer
Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

May 30, 2013

Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

Enthused by encouraging findings of a UNICEF-SEWA joint study on direct cash transfer, Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said its implementation in large scale will not lead to any misuse of money. #India #UPA #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #TheySaidIt #Unicef #SEWA #Direct Cash Transfer #DBT
Memo to Sonia: Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

May 30, 2013

Memo to Sonia: Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

The direct cash transfer scheme will work if implemented properly over the next three to four years. It won't deliver political dividends by 2014. #Politics #HowThisWorks #Sonia Gandhi #Subsidies #Cash transfers #Espirito Santo #DCT
Direct cash transfer for LPG to be rolled out in 20 districts by 15 May

May 10, 2013

Direct cash transfer for LPG to be rolled out in 20 districts by 15 May

LPG consumers will get about Rs 4,000 per annum in cash from the government and they will have to then buy LPG at market price of Rs 901.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder. #NewsTracker #LPG #Direct Cash Transfer scheme #Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
Direct Cash transfer challenging but will save 0.5% of India GDP: IMF

Apr 29, 2013

Direct Cash transfer challenging but will save 0.5% of India GDP: IMF

Direct cash transfers, which entail direct payments from the government to recipients, can bring down costs and diversion by phasing out middlemen and complex bureaucracies #Economy #India #IMF #TheySaidIt #Direct Cash Transfer
LPG cash subsidy: How oil cos will pay for UPA re-election

Apr 18, 2013

LPG cash subsidy: How oil cos will pay for UPA re-election

The PMO is planning to pay the LPG cash subsidy for only one cylinder upfront: this means the oil companies will bear a part of the UPA's re-election costs #Cash-for-votes #LPG #Cash transfers #LPG Subsidies #Direct Benefits Transfer
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