Direct benefits transfer: An idea whose time has come8 min read . Updated: 14 Mar 2014, 06:36 PM IST
DBT programme builds on foundation provided by Aadhaar, allowing for direct, time-bound transfers of benefits to people
On 1 January 2013, the government of India launched an ambitious Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) programme. The programme promises to transform service delivery in India by transferring government benefits and subsidies directly into the hands of residents through a biometric based identification system (Aadhaar ), speeding up payments, removing leakages, and enhancing financial inclusion.
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