Modi for expanding ambit of direct benefits, Aadhaar applications

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018

Narendra Modi

Calls for accelerating the delivery of benefits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for accelerating the delivery of benefits and expanding the applications of the Aadhaar (UID) platform.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for accelerating the delivery of benefits, and expanding the applications of the Aadhaar (UID) platform,” Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Modi reviewed the progress of UID and DBT in a high-level meeting.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministers of State in the Finance and Home Ministries, Jayant Sinha and Haribhai Chaudhary, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya, and senior officials from various ministries attended the meeting.

Modi directed the officials concerned to identify such applications where concrete results can be achieved in next two months.

He also directed the strengthening of the institutional mechanism related with Aadhaar and DBT, using a portion of the savings being achieved.

The Prime Minister also asked the officers to examine the possibility of incentivising States through a one-time sharing of a portion of the savings, as a result of successful implementation of DBT schemes.

Current status

During the meeting, Modi was apprised about the current status of Aadhaar enrollment, and the direct transfer of benefits in various sectors.

Among other savings, the Prime Minister was informed that a total of 14-15 per cent savings are being achieved in LPG subsidy alone, as a result of elimination of leakages.

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Published on June 18, 2015
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