"Real benefit of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar is finally reflected in the number of beneficiaries of government DBT schemes,” the apex industry body said.
According to an Assocham-Thought Arbitrage report, biometric cards have made disbursement of as much as Rs 83,184 crore possible to beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes with minimum leakages or malpractices.
"Real benefit of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar is finally reflected in the number of beneficiaries of government DBT schemes. The amount of funds transferred under DBT schemes between 1 January 2013 and 31 March 2017 is Rs 83,183.79 crore," the report said on completion of three years of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme for financial inclusion.
Notably, the real achievement lies in the fact that these amounts were disbursed “with minimum leakages or malpractices and that is important in terms of good governance,” the study added.
DBT schemes have helped in weeding out of 3.34 crore duplicate consumers under PaHAL and a further 2.33 crore ration cards being deleted, Assocham said.
Source: News Agency