Announcing the roll-out plan, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that more and more districts and schemes would be covered under the scheme during the course of 2013.
“We are proceeding with caution. 20 districts from January 1... All 26 schemes are ready for rollout. On January 1, the seven schemes in which pay out is due in the (20 selected) districts, the money will be transferred through the direct benefit transfer system using the UIDAI platform,” he said.
The Minister, however, clarified that subsidies relating to cooking gas (LPG), kerosene, diesel, food and fertilizers will not be included in the first phase of the roll-out. “Here, existing system will continue because they are complex issues,” he said.
On subsidy on LPG, the Minister clarified, “I don't know when it will be covered. It is not covered in the first phase.”
The Minister said that scheme will be rolled out in 43 districts by March 1 — 20 districts from January 1, 11 districts from February 1 and 12 districts from March 1.
By end of 2013, Mr. Chidambaram said, the direct cash benefit transfer will be rolled out in all the districts of the country.
He said the subsidies would be transferred to the beneficiaries' bank accounts if they do not have an Aadhaar number.
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