Says Cases Relate To Time When Aadhaar Wasn't Must

‘Information scattered across hospitals needs to be assimilated’

The government has decided to issue computerized health cards to 2.5 crore residents of the state and health data of every individual will be linked with unique identification issued by the Unique

In a move that could speed up the ambitious direct cash transfer programme, rural development minister Jaiarm Ramesh has suggested other entities such as state governments and banks should be roped in to enroll residents in the Aadhaar system.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ramesh said the direct benefits transfers (DBT) scheme would be successful if multiple registrars are allowed to enroll beneficiaries in the Aadhaar system.

New Delhi Consumers will have to pay the full market rate — R750 at current prices — for every LPG cylinder from April 2013 as the government gears up to directly transfer the subsidy on this fuel to consumers’ accounts starting next fiscal.

LPG users will get the subsidy on six cylinders in their bank accounts thanks to the unique identity (Aadhar) number that each consumer will be given. Going by the differential between the cost price and selling price of LPG cylinders over the last couple of years, the annual subsidy payment by the government for each consumer could be around R1,800.

Diesel Prices: Prices of diesel, LPG and kerosene may be raised from Tuesday when the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) meets.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will take up the implementation of the innovative direct transfer of subsidy scheme on a pilot basis in Mysore from the second week of this month.

The UIDAI has informed all banks that it will start crediting the subsidy amount to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts online with respect to 30 LPG distributors in Mysore city, Chairperson of the State-Level Bankers’ Committee M G Sanghvi said here on Wednesday.

New Delhi In a major boost to the Centre’s efforts to target subsidies to the neediest, 11 states have already signed up to the plan to transfer cash directly to the chosen beneficiaries to disburse kerosene subsidy.

The scheme aims to plug leakages in the public distribution system. The 2012-13 Budget had set aside a R100-crore incentive for states joining the scheme before March 31, 2013. This allocation has obviously worked.

AGARTALA: Union minister Jairam Ramesh has said 'Aadhaar' numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, would be used to provide different social pensions, MGNREG

Of the 50 districts in the country where Aadhaar will be implemented, five are from Maharashtra.

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