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Dr. Amiya Kumar Mohapatra

Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT), as a new public policy, has been acknowledged by various segments of the society as an initiative for inclusiveness. It is a mechanism through which the target beneficiaries will get the subsidy amount in cash that shall be credited directly to their accounts by linking all the transactions to Aadhaar. DBT envisages a switch from the present subsidy scheme to transfer of benefits directly to Aadhaar seeded bank accounts of the beneficiaries. It is an earnest endeavour to streamline the subsidy mechanism in India. The scheme has potential to control much rooted corruption in public distribution system, by reducing the intermediate cost, by improving the efficiency of the delivery system and by getting rid of the misuse of funds. Its success, in fact depends upon institutional and infrastructural development in the rural and urban as well through which the scheme can be better implemented. DBT should be leak proof and free from other malpractices and irregularities and needs to be implemented effectively and should concede all kind of policy reforms in the decision making process. As a comprehensive socio-economic protection package, DBT will certainly fulfill the living expectation of the government and people specially the deprived and hapless through ‘Aap Ka Paisa Aap Ke Haath’.