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PMO reviews preparedness for Direct Cash Transfer Scheme

Posted on Dec 14, 05:57PM | UNI

With two weeks to go for the implementation of the Direct Cash Transfer Scheme in 43 districts, excluding Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where elections are taking place, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) today reviewed preparedness of government agencies and took some important decisions to expedite its implementation.

The Executive Committee meeting chaired by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Pulok Chatterjee, discussed in detail the core objective of how Direct Cash Transfers of benefits in the identified 34 schemes in the selected 43 districts (excluding, till the end of the election process, eight districts in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat), will be implemented as per the timelines finalised earlier by the National Committee.

The meeting was held following directions from the National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers, chaired by the Prime Minister, on November 26.

The meeting also held "detailed discussions" on the preparedness of each Ministry for rolling out Direct Cash Transfers for the identified 34 schemes in the selected districts (excluding, districts in HP and Gujarat upto December 20), a PMO spokesman said.