Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: DBT

Despite direct benefit transfers, welfare schemes beneficiaries still floundering, claims study

A study by Chennai-based policy research institution Dvara Research mentions 4 stages through which a beneficiary must pass to claim benefit under any scheme & explains hurdles in each.

Govt linked JAM to DBT but the blindspot of ‘exclusion’ emerged. Here’s how to plug it

Large-scale scams in PM-Kisan suggest there's vast leakage in DBT advantages. While inclusion errors are being tracked, exclusion should take priority.

BJP is no longer just a Brahmin-Bania-Zamindar party. UP’s ‘labarthis’ show why

Modi government posing as a benevolent giver is an image that any poor will cherish because their everyday interactions with State machinery isn’t so pleasant.

Punjab arhatiyas to go on strike today over DBT scheme for farmers

Around 40,000 arhatiyas will observe a state-wide strike on the opening day of wheat procurement and also hold a meeting in Ludhiana to chalk next course of action.

DBT to Punjab farmers for wheat are reformist. Too much in India runs on spoken word

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Aadhaar, MGNREGA, DBT, rural housing — how Modi has hijacked Congress legacy

Congress had kept the ingredients of a welfare structure ready. The Prime Minister mixed them together and added the Modi ‘tadka’ to sell them as his.

Flaws of India’s welfare system are visible in our fight against Covid-19

The current welfare system cannot deal with the Covid-19 crisis. It is required to move to a demand-based system of relief and welfare.

Modi govt now plans to rank ministries on how they implement direct benefit transfer scheme

56 ministries running over 400 schemes under DBT will be assessed on criteria such as end-to-end digitisation and collection & reporting of data.

Resilient new microbe named after Modi govt secretary who’s easing research for Indians

The single-cell organism has been named Natrialba Swarupiae after Renu Swarup, who was appointed secretary in the Department of Biotechnology in 2018.

Modi govt gave big push to direct benefit transfer in final year of its first term

There was a three to over eight-fold jump in direct transfer of funds to states in final year of Modi govt’s first term compared to 2017-18.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.