Says gains of higher growth, more jobs and better public services also short of expectation, recommends more focus on access

Even as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has put on hold its ambitious unique identification (UID) code-linked cash transfer programme, a study by noted economist Karthik Muralidhar

Eager to make an impact on the electorate by expediting enrolments under its flagship cash-for-food programme Annshree Yojana, the Delhi government is exploring the option of tying up with the post

Protesting against the Centre’s proposal to extend the cash transfer scheme to the Public Distribution System, the Right to Food Campaign on Saturday demanded that the government bring in a comprehensive national food security Act that provides for universal PDS. Ensuring nutrition through various measures should be the focus of the Bill.

The Bill is under consideration of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food. Participating in the concluding session of the three-day protest rally here, economist Jayati Ghosh argued that a universal PDS was an essential part of sound economic policy. She expressed the apprehension that the main beneficiaries of cash transfers would be commercial enterprises.

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.

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

Plans to use UID cards to reach out to beneficiaries, following successful pilot project in Alwar, Rajasthan

The government said today that it planned to provide direct subsidy to beneficiaries of kerosene oil and a pilot project in this regard in Alwar district of Rajasthan was yielding good results. "Direct subsidy on kerosene is planned in future...We have to move towards it. It will be done using UID cards... We are benefiting from the pilot project," Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas RPN Singh said in the Rajya Sabha.

New Delhi: In a first, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has given 12-digit Identification Number (ID) to 89,000 inhabitants of Ballabhgarh in Haryana to keep track of health care

Prompt payment through bank; corruption eliminated; in fact, some workers have a saving. They are all manual workers earning Rs.

For the first time, 500 NREGS workers have drawn their wages in January utilising the UIDAI Adhaar, a micro ATM, and biometric data.