Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell
Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is a major reform initiative launched by the Government
of India to re-engineer the existing cumbersome delivery processes using modern
Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This programme aims to transfer
benefits directly into the Aadhaar seeded bank/ postal accounts, of targeted
beneficiaries. A DBT Cell has been created in the Ministry to carry out the
implementation of DBT. The DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat has launched a DBT
Bharat Portal for overall monitoring of the progress of the schemes, on-boarded,
The functions of DBT Cell are as follow:
between the Ministry and the DBT Mission, Cabinet Secretariat.
eligible schemes of the Ministry DBT compliant.
(www.ci btbh a ra n).
the Ministry for regular updation.
DBT Mission on Aadhaar Act and DBT on-boarding. It also organizes interactive
meetings in the Ministry with the members of the DBT Mission on reporting of
progress, requirement of database of beneficiaries; IT related services required for
linking with DBT Bharat portal etc. for officials in the Ministry handling Schemes
on-boarded on the DBT Portal.
of the Ministry:
(i) 100% Electronic transfer of benefits
(ii) 100% Aadhaar based transfers
(iii) Development and maintenance of MIS for all DBT schemes of the Ministry
(iv) Curbing pilferage and duplication of benefits, both cash and in kind