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Centre asks Odisha to set up DBT Cell

Odisha GovtThe Union Government of India has asked the Odisha Government to set up a direct benefit transfer (DBT) Cell at the earliest. Union Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat Sanjay Kumar Srivastava has written to the State Government in this regard.

The letter said so far 23 state governments and union territories have set up DBT Cells and are taking necessary steps for DBT on-boarding schemes.

The DBT initiative has been a high priority area of the NDA government at the Centre and is being regularly monitored by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Notably, the Narendra Modi Government has decided to expand the scope of the direct benefit transfer platform to all kinds of cash and kind transfers to the beneficiaries though this unique set up and fixed the target that all welfare and subsidy-based schemes of the Centre would be implemented on DBT by March 31, 2017.

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