Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the government has saved 65 thousand crore rupees through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in various public schemes. Speaking at a function in Mumbai yesterday, Mr Javadekar said, scores of welfare schemes have been linked to DBT, under which the money are transferred directly to the beneficiary’s bank accounts.
DBT enables linking of Aadhar card to bank accounts and other subsidised services availed by citizens. It is being used to plug the loopholes in the system due to which the government incurred losses. The Minister said, government has successfully opened 30 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts and 118 crore Aadhar numbers have been issued.