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  • President's Secretariat
  • Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the President’s standard presentation to 21 Squadron and 116 Helicopter Unit
  • India firmly committed to Peace and Stability, says the President
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  • STUDENTS FROM FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNE CALL ON VICE PRESIDENT
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  • 35 MLAs from Maharashtra call on PM
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Four laning of six highways under the National Highways Development Project in the States of West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh
  • Extension of PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002 and Freight Subsidy (for Far flung Areas) Scheme, 2002
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • NPCIL pursuing various public outreach programmes in Kudankulam and its surrounding areas
  • Department of Space
  • ISRO to carry out a test flight of Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) by second quarter of 2015
  • Department of Space has taken multi-pronged approach to provide Space education to the youths in the country
  • The fourth satellite IRNSS-1D to be launched soon
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Issue of Allocation of Coal Blocks for Karnataka Power Plants
  • Min of Civil Aviation
  • Experts Deliberate upon National Aviation University
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Lifting of Ban by EU on Import of Mango from India
  • Initiatives to Arrest Slowdown in Industrial Production
  • Export of Leather Products
  • Industrial Growth Rate
  • Impact of Import of Rubber
  • Measures to Increase Foreign Trade
  • Effect of Receding Economy of China on India's Global Market
  • Export of Tea
  • Visit of US Delegation to India
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  • Aadhar Linked Digital Locker
  • The Minister for Communication & Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Launched Contest for Development of Mobile App for the PMO
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  • List of 46 famous monuments/sites submitted by India for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site
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  • Increase in Crimes Against Children
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  • Engineering Services Examination, 2014
  • Amendment of CCS Rules for Persons with Disabilities
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  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Extension of PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002 and Freight Subsidy (for Far flung Areas) Scheme, 2002
  • Impact of Fall in Crude Oil Price on Economy
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  • Non-Availability of Cooking Gas Due to Bank Account Linkage
  • Comparative Price of Crude Oil in 2009 and 2014
  • Exploration of Shale Gas
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  • Fall in International Price of Crude Oil
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  • Demand Regarding Dealers’ Commission
  • Over 80 % LPG consumers have joined PaHaL
  • Global Crude Oil Price of Indian Basket was US$ 58.84 per bbl on 03.03.2015
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Four laning of six highways under the National Highways Development Project in the States of West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh
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  • Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
  • Government takes several steps to fight inflation and revive growth of the economy
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) is likely to grow by 10.6% in 2014
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  • Indian Culinary Institute being set up at Tirupati; Andhra Pradesh with a Northern Region Centre at Noida
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Skill Development Centres in Maoist Affected Areas
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  • 46 PPP Projects with an investment of Rs.25,902 cr in progress for augmenting urban infrastructure
  • Smart City Task Forces for Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam set up
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Prime Minister's Office28-September, 2012 18:40 IST
Prime Minister sets up the Architecture for Cash Transfers
Thrust to Improve Targeting & Reduce wastage & leakages and increase transparency

            In a move to cut down wastage, duplication and leakages and enhance efficiency, the Prime Minister has given a major push to transfer individual benefits from the Government directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries. This is to be done in a fast-track, accelerated mode to be achieved in a time bound manner. The idea is to move to a completely electronic Cash Transfer System for the entire population.

            In order to accelerate the process, which currently is being tried in pilots on a small scale and whose results are very encouraging, the Prime Minister has set up the architecture for moving to electronic Cash Transfers leveraging Aadhaar.

1.         Architecture for Cash Transfers

            In order to speed up activity and ensure that the shift to electronic Cash Transfers can be rolled out rapidly, the Prime Minister has set up the Architecture for Cash Transfers which will be the coordination mechanism. This architecture will consist of:

i.          National Ministerial Committee - under the Prime Minister with membership of all concerned ministers (Finance, IT, Social Justice, HRD, Minorities, Labour, Health, Food, P&NG, Fertilizers, Planning Commission, UIDAI,). This committee at the highest level would ensure coordination and decision-making at the highest level and impart the necessary urgency to the program.

ii.          National Executive Committee - with the Secretaries of all concerned Ministries as members. This committee would meet frequently to coordinate action, ensure adherence to time lines and sort out hitches in the program as it is rolled out.

iii.         Implementation Mission and Committees - to work on and finalise all operational and implementation details relating to the design and operation of the transfer system. There is a lot work needed to have a smooth roll-out and has to be done in a Mission mode with multiple agencies acting in a coordinated manner.  The Mission will have the following sub-committees:

a.         Cash Transfer Mission - Technology Committee -to focus on the technology, architecture and IT issues.

b.         Cash Transfer Mission - Financial Inclusion Committee - to focus on ensuring Universal Access to Banking and achieving complete Financial Inclusion.

c.         Cash Transfer Mission - Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Committees - to work out the details relating to EBT such as data bases, transfer rules, controls, audits, etc. There would be one for each Ministry which is engaging in benefit transfers.

            The milestones and timeliness for each of these Committees will be clearly laid down.  The National Executive Committee will monitor progress and ensure timely roll-out.  This scheme will have a momentous impact on the government's various social programmes and help million of beneficiaries.

2.         Background to Aadhaar:

            With the rapid rollout of Aadhaar, now covering 20 crore people and rapidly growing to 60 crores, and with the National Population Register covering the other half, it is possible to move to a system of transferring cash benefits directly to the poor.

            A Cash Transfer System can be used for transferring cash benefits such as NREGA Wages, Scholarships, Pensions, Income support of other types and Health Benefits. Electronic Transfer of Benefits (ETB) is a simple change as the transfers are already taking place and the only modification that would be involved is a movement from a paper based, cash driven system to an electronic direct transfer system.

            Cash Transfer System would improve targeting, reduce corruption, eliminate waste, control expenditure and facilitate reforms.

 

3.         Pilots

            The results of pilots are encouraging. Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) has already begun in many cases. The Government and RBI have issued Guidelines to Banks for implementation of EBT. Pilots are under implementation, including in AP, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, TN, WB, Karnataka, Puducherry and Sikkim. 

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