Chittoor district has been selected to implement the ‘Direct Benefit Transfer’ scheme on a pilot basis.

Benefits doled by the Central and State Governments like cooking gas subsidies, scholarships, wages under MGNREGS and pensions through DRDA will be brought under the scheme.

At an awareness meeting for officials here on Thursday, Joint Collector Vinay Chand explained that the beneficiaries of various chemes would be identified by the unique Aadhaar number to ensure transparency and avoid duplication.

Cooking gas subsidy, scholarships, wages under MGNREGS and pensions will be brought under the scheme