UP Results: The Three Factors That Led BJP To Lucknow — Again
The Narendra Modi government had given a big push to Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of funds in the last year of its first term in office, and states such as Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar were the biggest beneficiaries.
Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was started on 1st January, 2013. It is a program which aims at making payments directly into the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of the end beneficiaries, with the stated intention of removing any malpractices from the existing system such as diversions and duplicate payments.
First phase of 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 in 2014.
The DBT comprises of Ministry Of Women And Child Development, Ministry Of Railways, Ministry Of Labour And Employment, Department Of Sports, Department Of Rural Development and so on.