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Direct Benefit Transfer: Know everything about DBT

Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT): Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was initiated with the goal of revolutionizing Government delivery system by re-engineering the prevailing process in welfare schemes for simpler and quicker flow of information/funds and to ensure precise targeting of the beneficiaries, de-duplication, and lessening of fraud Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was started.
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  • Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was started on 1st January, 2013.
  • DBT Mission was created in the Planning Commission to act as the nodal point for the implementation of the DBT programmes.
  • First segment of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT was initiated in 43 districts and later on 78 more districts were added in 27 schemes pertaining to scholarships, women, child and labour welfare.
  • DBT was further expanded across the country and 7 new scholarship schemes and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was brought under DBT in 300 identified districts with higher Aadhaar enrolment.
  • Electronic Payment Framework was laid down and this Framework is to be followed by all Ministries/ Departments and their attached Institutions/PSUs and is applicable on all Central Sector (CS)/ Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and for all schemes where components of cash is transferred to individual beneficiaries.
  • Aadhaar is not mandatory in Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes. Since Aadhaar provides unique identity and is useful in targeting the intended beneficiaries, Aadhaar is preferred and beneficiaries are encouraged to have Aadhaar.
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  • JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) are DBT enablers and more than 22 crore Jan Dhan Account, more than 100 crore Aadhaar and about 100 crore Mobile connections provide a unique opportunity to implement DBT in all welfare schemes across country including States & UTs.
  • Direct Benefit Transer (DBT) will bring efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in the Government system and infuse confidence of citizen in the governance.
  • Use of modern technology and IT tools will realize the dream of MAXIMUM GOVERNANCE MINIMUM GOVERNMENT.
  • Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is the high priority and focus area of the Government.
  • The Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System (CPSMS), being executed by the Office of Controller General of Accounts, acts as the mutual platform for routing DBT.
  • Under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, CPSMS can be used for the preparation of the beneficiary list, digitally signing and dispensation of payments.

Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT): FAQs

Q. When was Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) launched?
Ans. 1st January 2013

Q. What is the aim of the Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT)?
Ans. To make payments directly into the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of the end beneficiaries removing any malpractices.

Q. What DBT means?
Ans. Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT)

Q. How do I check my DBT linked bank account?
Ans. You can check the Bank Name of your DBT linked bank account on the UIDAI website.

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