B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Joint Secretary, PMO, reviews implementation of scheme in East Godavari dt.

The Central Government is making arrangements to implement the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme across the country soon, according to B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Joint Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office.

Mr. Subrahmanyam, accompanied by a team of officials, on Thursday reviewed the implementation of DBT in East Godavari district, where the scheme was launched for the first time. Expressing satisfaction over the implementation of the scheme, Mr. Subrahmanyam said that linking of the services and distribution of benefits to the Aadhaar number of the beneficiaries was helping the government ensure that only genuine beneficiaries were deriving the benefits from the schemes.

Mr. Subrahmanyam began his district tour with Gollaprolu, where he interacted with the beneficiaries at a fair price shop and got first hand information on the Aadhaar-based Public Distribution System. Expressing satisfaction over the point of sale system, he appreciated the officials for making arrangements to send the details pertaining to the arrival of stocks at the PDS points to the mobile phones of the beneficiaries in the form of text messages.

At Gollaprolu, Mr. Subrahmanyam interacted with bank officials to know about the Aadhaar seeding project.