The welfare scheme-based delivery system in India witnessed a massive transformation in 2013 with the unveiling of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme. It re-engineered the whole process of transferring government welfare benefits to the intended beneficiaries and led to a simpler yet faster system of fund transfer to the target group.
Opening of over 22 crore Jan Dhan Accounts, issuance of more than 100 crore Aadhaar cards by Unique Identification Authority of India and about 100 crore mobile connections in India provided a unique opportunity to implement DBT in all welfare schemes across the country
The new system aims to ensure efficiency, transparency, accountability and effectiveness in disbursal of welfare funds among beneficiaries by checking leakages and duplications.
Creating a benchmark in this regard, nearly two years ago, Chandigarh became the first among the States and UTs to launch the Central government’s ambitious DBT Scheme for foodgrains. This enabled the transfer of the food subsidy directly into the bank accounts of eligible households, eliminating the chances of ghost beneficiaries, duplication, leakages and delays in the supply of foodgrains.
In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream to ensure “Maximum Governance, Minimum Government”, the Union Territory Administration, Chandigarh in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd will organise Elets National DBT & eGovernance Summit 2017 on 23rd June at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh.
The summit will be graced by CR Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, who will join as the Chief Guest; VP Singh Badnore, UT Administrator and Punjab Governor as the Guest of Honour, Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Chandigarh will be the Special Guest.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh will be the Programme Chair, while Parimal Rai, Advisor to Administrator, will also be a part of the summit.
The summit will serve as a common platform for all the stakeholders in the DBT domain. Eminent speakers representing the Government of India, senior bureaucrats from several departments, namely, finance, planning, Information Technology, representatives from Unique Identification Authority of India and National Informatics Centre will share ideas and knowledge with top industry leaders and bankers.
To be held for the first time in India, the summit will highlight the vision of country’s policy makers on DBT, the challenges ahead and the future road map to transform the citizen delivery system.
The summit will focus on key themes like Digital India, Aadhaar Seeding, DBT in Food, Cashless, DBT in Education and eGovernance.