Finance Minister: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has informed that the Central Government has saved a total of Rs 2.73 lakh crore in the last 9 years through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). This capital belongs to the taxpayers of the country. The Finance Minister also said that the central government has transferred the amount directly to the accounts of the beneficiaries through the subsidy given under various schemes through DBT and government funds have been stopped from going into the accounts of fake or bogus accounts.
Beneficiaries get real benefit
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a program of NGO Disha Bharat that this has helped in preventing leakages and better benefiting the real and eligible beneficiaries of the government scheme. Talking about the various initiatives taken by the Central Government, the Finance Minister said that since we have adopted DBT, there has been an increase in the efficiency of the Government through it and with its help more money can be spent on education and health. For this the government has capital.
Fake accounts have been weeded out- Finance Minister
With the introduction of DBT, pension, money for work, interest subvention and LPG gas subsidy transfers are being credited to Aadhaar-verified bank accounts of eligible beneficiaries. And all fake accounts have been removed. The Finance Minister expressed happiness while mentioning this. He said that since the year 2014, schemes under DBT have been increased due to which we have saved Rs 2.73 lakh crore and this amount is being used in many programs run by the government.
Data cost reduced in the country
Talking about other achievements, the Finance Minister said that in the last 9 years, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and increasing competition, the cost of an important facility like data has come down drastically. In the year 2014, it was Rs 308 per GB, which has come down to Rs 9.94 per GB today.
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