Karnataka launches DBT mobile application for transfer of money
Bengaluru/UNI: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday launched a DBT mobile application for transferring money under various welfare schemes through the Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) to beneficiaries.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, 120 schemes have been included in this platform.
''For the past two years more than Rs 12,000 crore has been directly transferred to the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of beneficiaries,'' the statement quoted Yediyurappa as saying.
The CM expressed optimism as the system has eliminated misappropriation of funds, middlemen and loopholes.
All packages announced by the state government during Covid-19 first and second waves have been paid through this platform.
Schemes announced in the budget, which provide financial assistance, will be brought under the DBT.
This platform will identify the beneficiary through his or her Aadhaar number and consider the details provided in the card as financial address and will directly transfer the amount to the Aadhaar linked bank account.
''The intention of the government to bring in transparency will be achieved only when citizens use this application. Hence, the citizens must make the best use of this software application and keep themselves informed about the transfer of benefits," he said.