The administration rolled out the next phase of direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme with transfer of about Rs 2.90 crore to 14,478 beneficiaries under various central and state schemes.
The schemes include social welfare pensions, Indira Gandhi Matritava Sahyog Yojana, Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students and pre-matric scholarship for SC students.
Chandigarh is already leading in implementing the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme and is in fact the first among the pilot districts to launch all applicable central schemes under DBT.
he number of transactions reported for Chandigarh under DBT is also the highest among pilot districts so far. More than Rs 5.90 crore have been paid to over 30,000 beneficiaries of various schemes identified under the DBT programme.
The UT administration has already notified Aadhaar as a valid proof of address and proof of identity for various welfare schemes being run by the departments, boards, corporations, public undertakings and agencies under the aegis of the administration.
The administration has also facilitated Aadhaar enrolment at its Sampark centres. In addition to enrolment facility of Aadhaar, status checking and e-Aadhaar printing through these Sampark Centres across the city has also been provided to residents. The e-Aadhaar letter has got the same validity as that of normal Aadhaar letter.
As of now, UID enrolment in Chandigarh has crossed the 95% mark. More than 10.02 lakh residents have been enrolled, out of which 8.41 lakh residents have been given the Aadhaar numbers.