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Govt expands cash transfer scheme ambit

delhi Updated: May 27, 2013 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi government is planning to increase the ambit of beneficiaries under Aadhar-based direct cash transfer.

“We would like to include more beneficiaries under the Delhi Anshree Yojna and Delhi Kerosene Free Scheme, apart from including beneficiaries under building construction workers welfare fund, school children and pensioners, underage widows and disabled categories in the ambit of those beneficiaries who have been getting their benefits under Aadhar-based direct cash transfer. This would result in increasing the number of such beneficiaries to up to 30 lakh,” said Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.

She held a meeting with the Unique Identification Authority of India CEO Nandan Nilekani at the Delhi Secretariat. Divisional commissioner Dharampal and commissioner of food and supply SS Yadav were present.

An official said the government would facilitate installation of small ATMs at its 140 gender resource centres.