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Cash transfers do not benefit #UID

Author(s): Jitendra  Date:Jul 28, 2013 Jitendra visited three districts in Rajasthan to meet people who are supposed beneficiaries of UPA government’s much-touted Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. He found the scheme has only increased the sufferings of the poor Direct cash transfer… Continue Reading →

#India- Why the Food Security Bill is neither populist nor unaffordable

    The official poverty threshold is low. Many people above the threshold are also poor and look just like the people below the threshold. As a result, there is no reliable way in which subsidies can be targeted only… Continue Reading →

Jairam Ramesh: Don’t turn Aadhar card into an instrument of exclusion #Aadhaar #UID

Press Trust of India Posted online: Fri May 31 2013, 16:05 hrs New Delhi : Amid concerns that sticking to Aadhaar card criteria could deprive many people especially in remote areas of benefits of UPA’s ambitious cash transfer scheme, Union… Continue Reading →

Memo to Sonia Gandhi : Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

  by R Jagannathan May 30, 2013, First Post #Cash transfers #DCT #Espirito Santo #HowThisWorks #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #Subsidies Share3201 The Congress party has set great store by the direct cash transfers (DCT) scheme, which it has relabelled as direct… Continue Reading →

#India – Cash transfers are bad for food security

MADHAVI CHERIAN, The Hindu    SILO TO BAG: The government’s decision to promote cash transfers in the National Food Security Bill ignores crucial lessons from India’s past at a time when it needs to intervene on both the demand and… Continue Reading →

#India – Counting the costs of direct cash transfers

Madan Sabnavis  April 22, 2013  BS The government urgently needs to consider 5 ‘Ss’ before it launches itself into this commitment As a rule, the government likes creating new structures without fully understanding their implications and then disbanding them once… Continue Reading →

Challenges / Problems of Aadhaar / UIDAI Systems in India #UID

    April 1, 2013 · http://freepress.in/       The Central Government is doing a direct Cash Transfer into the hands of the Poor Indian Citizens using UIDAI based Aadhar Payment Gateways / Biometric Payment systems / ATM. The key… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai- ‘Aadhaar not mandatory yet’- #goodnews #UID

  Mar 14, 2013 | Age Correspondent | Mumbai Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday assured the legislative council that possessing an Aadhar number would not be made mandatory for accessing any benefits of government schemes unless 80 per cent… Continue Reading →

Linking #Aadhaar to Direct Benefit Transfer scheme a mistake, says Aruna Roy #UID #biometrics

Politics news, Updated Feb 28, 2013 Rupashree Nanda, CNN-IBN   The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government came in for discussion and scrutiny in Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council on February 26. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI, sought to… Continue Reading →

Laying a new #aadhaar, without a debate ? #UID

 Oci courtesy- The Hindu Pratap Bhanu Mehta Posted online: Thu Oct 25 2012, 02:13 hrs The paradigm shift in welfare needs as much public debate as corruptionIndia is at two critical inflection points. Its administrative practice was corrupt, secretive, hierarchical, arbitrary… Continue Reading →

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