How Aadhaar plugs leakages in PDS and LPG subsidy transfer
While Aadhaar-linked transfers for LPG started in November 2014 when it was relaunched, PDS transfers are expected to start soon
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the government to use Aadhaar data for direct benefit transfer (DBT) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and public distribution system (PDS), including foodgrain and kerosene. The three-judge bench comprising justices J. Chelameswar, S.A. Bobde and C. Nagappan found merit in the use of Aadhaar-linked benefit transfers for LPG and PDS as it stops leakages, but said it cannot be made mandatory for other social schemes.
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