New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday launched the much awaited Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme in Delhi. Now, Delhiites can avail the benefits of Central Government’s other four schemes by which the cash can directly be transferred to their accounts on the basis of AADHAR.

The Direct Cash Transfer, which is considered to be the UPA-II’s game changer, has been introduced in the 20 districts including 2 Delhi districts on January 1st.

Sheila Dikshit distributed certificates to 50 beneficiaries of the scheme at the function attended by Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami, Parliamentary Secretary of Chief Minister Mukesh Sharma and the Delhi Chief Secretary.

The beneficiaries of 34 schemes would be covered under the scheme. Out of 34, nine schemes are of the national capital.
Four schemes like post metric scholarship for SCs, OBCs, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna and Janani Sahyog Yojna have been covered under the UPA’s flagship plan.

Around 12,000 people of Delhi will be benefitted from the scheme under which the cash will be directly transferred into their accounts through the AADHAR cards.

(JPN/Bureau)

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