New Delhi: To ensure that people know about the benefits of the direct cash transfer scheme announced by the government recently, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will brief district congress and youth presidents here on December 14.
He will address Congress and Youth Congress presidents of 51 districts across the country where the direct cash transfer scheme is to be implemented from January 1, for them to tell the people of the benefits of the measure.
The meeting is also aimed at blunting the Opposition criticism of the government measure.
The government had in a major announcement here claimed the scheme as a "game-changer", with Finance Minister P Chidamabaram and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh personally launching the scheme from the Congress headquarters here.
The scheme envisages that payouts towards pensions, scholarships and subsidies worth thousands of crores of rupees will be directly transferred to bank accounts of beneficiaries in 51 districts spread over 15 states from January 1.


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