The Finance Ministry has also asked banks to link mobile numbers and speed up Aadhaar seeding of beneficiary accounts with the passage of the Aadhaar Bill in Parliament. “This will also help the DBT programme by verifying the beneficiaries identity and improve the pace of financial transactions,” said the official.
The government had transferred ₹61,824.30 crore through DBT in 59 schemes to beneficiary accounts in 2015-16. Of this, transfer towards Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was ₹ 25,861.77 crore, and ₹21,421 crore for DBT PAHAL. The government has now decided to include all Central sector schemes as well as third party transactions such as payments to workers under various schemes through the DBT.