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Finance Deptt to setup helpline for DBT beneficiaries: Arun Mehta

Jammu, February 27 | Financial Commissioner, Finance, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting here to review the implementation Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes in J&K during which he directed setting up of a helpline to facilitate the beneficiaries.

He directed the concerned departments to upload all the relevant details of these schemes on the local DBT portal.

DG Budget, Mohammad Yaqoob Itoo; DG, Accounts & Treasuries, Mohammad Yousuf Pandit; Deputy Director Budget, Shafaat Yehya and other concerned attended the meeting.

The Financial Commissioner directed the concerned departments to upload all the relevant data on the DBT web portal within one week. He asked them to facilitate every beneficiary by making his or her details readily available to them. He stressed on the fact that DBT is the easiest, transparent and hassle-free mechanism to transfer money and should be encouraged at all levels.

Pertinently, as per DBT portal, J&K has done more than 82 lakh transactions till date for the current financial year. It has transferred Rs 6417 crore cumulatively with more than Rs 1460 crore during this fiscal benefitting some 24.45 lakh beneficiaries. This has taken Jammu and Kashmir to the eighth rank in the country as per information available on the portal.

There are some 88 schemes implemented by 16 departments the benefits of which percolate down through DBT mode. Some of the schemes include MGNREGA, NRLM, National Food Security Mission, ICPS, Old age pension scheme, Post-Matric &Pre-Matric Scholarships, Ladli Beti, State Marriage Assistance Scheme, Mid-Day Meal scheme, Youth Start-up loan scheme besides many others benefitting thousands across Jammu and Kashmir.

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