GUWAHATI, April 26 - Assam is ahead in terms of providing direct benefits to its citizens in some major areas. In case of PAHAL (Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG subsidy) the achievement is more than 92 per cent, which is above the national average. In case of MNREGA and NSAP, the performance is almost 100 per cent. This was disclosed by an official release here.
At a discussion here on the various issues involved in the DBT under the chairmanship of State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, in presence of the Secretary DBT Cabinet Secretariat, the Joint Secretary, DBT, Government of India and senior State government officials of the departments concerned, it was decided that the State government would immediately constitute a DBT cell in the finance department for further reforms and initiatives of the Government of India in modernising the delivery process.
Joint Secretary DBT Peeyush Kumar, with his presentation on the DBT loaded with illustrative examples, pointed out the areas where the DBT platform could be used and enlightened the officers present at the meeting. He laid stress on achieving the basic objective of the DBT � to reach out to the people by way of electronic transfer of benefits minimising the levels involved in benefit flow in a time-bound manner.