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Modi govt gets Aadhaar Bill passed but not before outsmarting Congress' amendment ploy

Mar 17, 2016

Modi govt gets Aadhaar Bill passed but not before outsmarting Congress' amendment ploy

The Congress and Left could celebrate that it succeeded in forcing their amendments in Aadhaar Bill in Rajya Sabha but only for a few minutes because the Modi government ultimately had the last laugh. #Politics #HowThisWorks #Economy #P. Chidambaram #Narendra Modi #Rajya Sabha #Jairam Ramesh #Lok Sabha #Aadhaar #PJ Kurien #Direct Cash Transfer #Money Bill
Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

Jan 22, 2015

Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

The eight-member committee, was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar, to recommend a complete overhaul of the way the mammoth organisation, FCI, functions. #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Food Corporation of India #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food subsidy #Direct Cash Transfer #Panel #wheat rice
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
UPA-II failed to deliver on its promises: Aruna Roy's report card

May 25, 2013

UPA-II failed to deliver on its promises: Aruna Roy's report card

After the UPA-II released its self-congratulatory 79-page ‘Report card to the People’, National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy has come down heavily on the government. #UPA #National Advisory Council #Q&A #UID #Aruna Roy #Right to Education #Right To Information #Direct Cash Transfer #UPA II report card
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
Direct cash transfer will curb leakages, says PM

Apr 22, 2013

Direct cash transfer will curb leakages, says PM

The DBT scheme provides for cash transfer of subsidy from the government directly to an Aadhar-linked beneficiary's bank account. #Manmohan Singh #WhoSaidWhat #Direct Cash Transfer
Direct Cash Transfer now covers Amethi, Rae Bareilly, Etawah

Apr 05, 2013

Direct Cash Transfer now covers Amethi, Rae Bareilly, Etawah

The 2014 Lok Sabha polls not being very far away, the inclusion of Rae Bareilly and Amethi districts of Uttar Pradesh, assumes political importance for the Congress. #Manmohan Singh #PoliticalPlay #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Amethi #Direct Cash Transfer
Direct cash transfer: Taking stock of how it fares

Apr 01, 2013

Direct cash transfer: Taking stock of how it fares

The partial rollout of direct cash transfer has both merits and demerits, an article in the Hindu Business Line has said. #Subsidies #rural banking #Savings #GoodReads #Direct Cash Transfer