Rahul Gandhi's NYAY a test on fiscal prudence: Economy must be strong enough to bear pressure of Rs 3.6 lakh cr
If one is in principle okay with a universal basic income approach, then this scheme of minimum income guarantee is a modification of the same where the beneficiaries are not universal but a targeted section.
Rural finance: Delays in cash transfers are pushing troubled beneficiaries into greater debt, poverty
In Uttar Pradesh (UP), the meandering journey of direct cash transfers into beneficiaries’ bank accounts is one that’s deeply shrouded in mystery.
Evaluating direct cash transfers Part-II: Correct the mistakes and go ahead, junking PDS reforms wholesale is no solution
Currently, the burden of transitioning to the direct cash transfer system is on the poorest. The burden of change should be on the administration
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The partial rollout of direct cash transfer has both merits and demerits, an article in the Hindu Business Line has said.
Displaying sharp political acumen, the finance minister wooed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar eloquently.<br /><br /> <br /><br />
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will launch the scheme in Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban District while guardian ministers of Pune, Nandurbar, Wardha and Amravati will launch it in their respective districts.
Chidambaram said he was confident that the DCT to beneficiaries linking Aadhar linked bank accounts would go on stream successfully on 1 January in Puducherry.
"The basic objective of the public distribution system to arrest hunger among the poor will be defeated if the beneficiaries are provided cash instead of cheap food leading to closure of the Food Corporation of India," Minister for Food and Supplies Jyotipriya Mullick said.
The launch of the Dilli Anna Shri Yojna came amid Congress signalling that cash transfer scheme in 51 districts across the country could be the party's trump card in the 2014 elections.
Describing the government's ambitious direct cash transfer scheme as a "powerful tool", Reserve Bank Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty has said the initiative will help reduce fiscal deficit,