Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicJan Dhan Yojana

Topic: Jan Dhan Yojana

India shows the world how to take 1.3 billion people to the bank

While it began with Manmohan Singh's govt, Aadhaar became the backbone of India’s public digital infrastructure in 2014 when PM Modi combined it with his govt’s Jan Dhan initiative

Beyond Hindutva and nationalism, one element drives Modi’s success — last-mile delivery

PM Modi conceives of welfare programmes like Ujjwala, Awaas Yojana and Nal se Jal — and then ensures beneficiaries get it.

Direct cash transfer best way to help poor in Covid crisis. If Modi govt can’t do it, let us

It is disappointing that direct cash transfers are not a major part of Modi govt's economic package. So here's an idea to make this work.

‘Thank you PM Modi’: Govt’s flagship schemes get publicity on DD amid Covid-19 crisis

Govt official says both All India Radio and Doordarshan are keeping people informed about Covid-19 developments.

These are the schemes that will be covered under Modi govt’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package

As Modi govt looks to provide relief to 80 crore poor, migrant workers and other Indians, here is a list of the schemes whose beneficiaries will get covered.

Tech intervention in welfare schemes necessary, but requires social integration: Experts

On the sidelines of CPR Dialogues 2020, experts agreed over the need to make usage of technology in welfare schemes more collaborative.

BJP manifesto is high on output, low on outcomes, and pays little attention to policy

The manifesto shows Modi’s approach to development: Output is the number of Jan Dhan accounts opened, outcome the number of transactions taking place in them.

97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.

Banks earn Rs 5,000 crore from customers breaching minimum balance in 2018

According to banking data, SBI earned the most at Rs 2,433 crore followed by HDFC which made Rs 590 crore. 

Why Modi’s grand ideas don’t deliver grand results

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the bureaucracy to deliver results at bullet train speed but where’s the manpower?

On Camera


Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.