Implementation of direct benefits transfer

The district is lagging behind in the implementation of direct benefits transfer and there is a huge gap between LPG customers linking their bank accounts with Aadhaar (Aadhaar seeding), speakers at a review meeting on the implementation of DBT, held here recently, said.

Out of a 4.86 lakh LPG consumers in the district, 2.08 lakh had seeded Aadhaar with LPG distributors while only 1.2 lakh had it with the banks concerned. Presenting the figures, T.K. Srivastava, Executive Director, Syndicate Bank, the lead bank for the district, instructed banks to complete Aadhaar seeding of their customers without delay.

He also asked banks to give all possible publicity through the media to make people aware of the DBT LPG scheme and to conduct awareness camps with the help of oil companies.

District Collector Rathan Kelkar expressed satisfaction over the progress achieved in the opening of accounts and Aadhaar seeding.

The meeting reviewed the progress in implementation of 11 out of the 26 schemes launched in the district including various scholarship schemes, Janani Suraksha Yojana, and pension schemes. Various government departments, the National Rural Health Mission, and the panchayats presented the position of account opening and Aadhaar enrolment at the meeting. Santhosh Kamath, General Manager, Syndicate Bank’s Corporate Office and Financial Inclusion Department, said banks should allow customers to link accounts through ATMs and internet banking.

  • Banks asked to take up awareness campaigns

  • Over 2 lakh LPG customers yet to link accounts