On February 22, 2020, According to the recent ratings regarding Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) payouts, prepared for the 1st time by the Central Government,
Small state Haryana has emerged as the best state in DBT payouts (Rs.4782 crore in over 4 crore transactions) in 2019-20.It was followed by Uttarakhand at 2nd position with the DBT payout of Rs.1060 cr. While, West Bengal has emerged as the worst performer in DBT payouts (8793 cr through 5 crore transactions) and ranked 36th position.
The rating, which ranked 36 states and UTs (Union Territories) according to DBT payouts compared to their population.Key Points:
i.The UTs of J&K & Ladakh altogether get 8th rank & reported DBT payouts worth Rs 1,190 crore through over 80 lakh transactions.
ii.As per the central Government, it supported around Rs 28,700 crore in the first 9 months in 2019-20, by transferring a stock of subsidies directly into the beneficiaries bank accounts.Due to the DBT-linked public distribution system (PDS),a total of Rs 19,263 crore of these savings till end-December 2019 have collected.
iii.After the abrogation of Article 370 from J&K,the Centre was working at expanding the DBT framework in terms of a wider coverage of beneficiaries and extending the number of central schemes applicable to the erstwhile state in September 2019, to ensure subsidies reach the people without fail.
Till then by August 2019, the DBT payout in J&K in 2019-20 recorded at just Rs 44 crore.
DBT performance ranking 2019-20:
|2||Uttarakhand||Rs. 1060 cr|
|36th||West Bengal||Rs. 8793 cr|
About DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer)scheme:
It was launched by Government of India to transfer the benefits and subsidies of various social welfare schemes,under which it covers as many as 439 schemes run by 56 ministries and departments.
In the present financial year 2019-20,more than Rs 2.25 lakh crore has been paid out in the country.