The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday implemented the next phase of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme with the 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 and pre-matric scholarships for SC students.
Chandigarh is first among the pilot districts to launch all applicable central schemes under DBT. More than Rs 5.90 crore have been paid to more than 30,000 beneficiaries of various schemes identified under the programme.
The Administration has already notified Aadhar as a valid proof of address and proof of identity for various welfare schemes being run by departments,boards,corporations,public undertakings and agencies. Till date,UID enrollment in Chandigarh has crossed the 95 per cent mark. More than 10.02 lakh residents have enrolled,of which Aadhar numbers have been issued to 8.41 lakh residents.