Aadhar enrolment is nearing completion in East Godavari district
As the benefits from the government to the public are going to be credited directly in bank accounts, bankers in the district with the help of revenue officials launched bank account melas in the rural pockets of the district from Tuesday.
After launching the Aadhar-based Direct Benefit Transfer scheme in the district for the first of its kind in the country, the district administration has made it mandatory the distribution of pensions, stipend, scholarships and wages to the labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme only through bank accounts.
Plans are afoot to include schemes like subsidy on fertilizer to farmers, subsidy on the LPG refill cylinders to the households in the DBT in the days to come.
As the Aadhar enrolment is nearing completion in the district, officials are now focusing on ensuring bank accounts to all families.
The banks have been asked the open no-frill accounts to all households.
However, the concept is yet to reach many of the rural pockets in the district, resulting in non-opening of the accounts.
The banks have now started conducting camps at the mandal level and the revenue officials have taken the initiative to motivate the people of the surrounding villages.
People could get their bank account just by submitting the photo copy of the Aadhar card or the ration card along with a couple of passport size photographs.
The first such camps were held at Turangi and Ramanayyapeta on the city outskirts on Tuesday.
Schedule of camps
The revenue officials in the district are making arrangements to publicise the schedule of the camps in the nearby villages, so that more and more people could use the camps to get their bank accounts opened.
Bank account melas being conducted in villages More schemes to be linked to DBT
Bank account melas being conducted in villages
More schemes to be linked to DBT