Direct Benefit Transfer

DBT or Direct Benefit Transfer is a part of the Indian government’s anti-poverty programme launched in 2013. Here, the government is trying to alter the method of transferring subsidies. Under the DBT, subsidies are transferred to the people directly through their bank accounts. The chief objective of the DBT is to usher in transparency and end pilferage in the funds distribution sponsored by the union government.

Here, people below the poverty line will get the benefit of the subsidy directly. The common platform for transmitting DBT would be the Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System or the CPSMS. The CPSMS works under the Office of the Controller General of Accounts.

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