What Is DBT

Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT is an anti-poverty program launched by Government of India on 1 January 2013. This program aims to transfer subsidies directly to the people living below poverty line. The primary aim of this Direct Benefit Transfer program is to bring transparency and terminate pilferage from distribution of funds sponsored by Central Government of India. In DBT, benefit or subsidy will be directly transferred to the citizens living below poverty line. No subsidy will be given to those people who don't require it. Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System (CPSMS), being implemented by the Office of Controller General of Accounts, will act as the common platform for routing DBT. CPSMS can be used for the preparation of beneficiary list, digitally signing the same and processing of payments in the bank accounts of the beneficiary using the Aadhaar Payment Bridge of NPCI. All relevant orders related with the DBT are also available on the CPSMS website

Why DBT ?

a. Remove fakes and ghosts from list of beneficiaries with Aadhaar.

b. Reduce corruption at the point of benefit disbursement.

c. Eliminate wastage and leakage by moving goods at market price in the supply chain, and ensure subsidy actually reaches the intended beneficiary.

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