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Beneficiary lists sought for direct cash transfer in Kerala

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on March 12, 2018

The State Government departments have been told to prepare list of beneficiaries eligible to receive funds under various Central schemes.

Names of beneficiaries are to be uploaded on to the web portal of the Union Ministry of Finance to facilitate direct transfer of entitlements to individual accounts.

DCT SCHEME

This is being carried out as per the Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme of the Central Government, Finance Minister K. M. Mani said here.

All user departments and implementing agencies of Central schemes will register details with the Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System (CPSMS) being set up by the Planning Commission along with beneficiary data in prescribed format.

The CPSMS is being implemented by the Office of the Controller General of Accounts, New Delhi. It aims to facilitate online management information system and a decision support system for Plan schemes of the Centre.

TRACKING DISBURSEMENTS

It envisages tracking of fund disbursement of plan schemes from source down to the beneficiary and generating report on fund utilisation at different levels of implementation on real-time basis.

The office of the Controller General of Accounts has developed a web-based application. All government departments are required to register details of agencies receiving the grants on the portal.

Plan funds released from Union Ministries and departments are to be mandatorily routed through the CPSMS with unique sanction ID. Agencies are also required to provide bank account details.

The CPSMS will also be used in the implementation of the DCT scheme. The Finance Minister said that 34 schemes have been identified to be covered in this phase of implementation of the scheme.

SCHEME DETAILS

These include 12 schemes under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment; six under the Ministry of Human Resource Development; five each under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Labour & Employment; three under the Ministry of Minority Affairs; two under the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and one under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Most of these schemes relate to payment of scholarships and fellowships to various sections of society. Others include housing subsidy for beedi workers; permanent disability benefits; dependency benefits; sickness benefit from State Insurance Corporations to insured persons and families; withdrawal from Provident Fund; and premature withdrawal of pension and payment related to employees’ deposit-linked insurance.

Domestic LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) subsidy and PDS (public distribution system) kerosene have also been listed under those considered for direct cash transfers.

>vinson.kurian@thehindu.co.in

Published on January 22, 2013

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