Ahead of the meeting polls in Assam subsequent yr, the BJP-led authorities within the state has provide you with a Jan Dhan Yojna-type Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. Pegged as Assam’s greatest DBT scheme until date, the scheme which has been named Orunodoi (the rising solar) will switch Rs 830 per 30 days to 19.7 lakh households. The beneficiaries of this scheme will likely be solely ladies, Assam’s Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned.
Around 15,000 to 17,000 households will straight profit from the scheme in every of Assam’s 60 constituencies of the state legislative meeting, Mr Sarma added. It will price the federal government Rs 210 crores and was a part of this yr’s price range.
“In years ahead the government plans to scale up the scheme by including components from other schemes. To avail this scheme composite household income of the applicant should be less than Rs 2 lakh per annum. We want this to become slowly a single window for people to avail government benefits,” Mr Sarma added.
The native authorities will determine the beneficiaries with the assistance of volunteers. The MLAs will play a pivotal position within the implementation of this scheme.
The finance minister added that the month-to-month allowance can improve throughout particular events or pure disasters.
“The family will have to nominate a woman for this scheme. A male member is not entitled for this. When there is a calamity like floods or a special occasion like Durga Puja or Bihu, we can increase the monthly allowance. Beneficiary identification will start from August 17 onwards,” Himanta Biswa Sarma added.