Audit Reports


Report No. 2 of 2022 - Performance Audit of Direct Benefit Transfer

Date on which Report Tabled:
Wed 14 Sep, 2022
Date of sending the report to Government
Thu 21 Jul, 2022
Government Type
Sector General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies



Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is a major reform initiative to re-engineer the existing delivery processes of Government benefits using modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  This program aims to transfer benefits directly into the Aadhaar seeded bank accounts of accurately targeted beneficiaries.

The State Government accorded (November 2016) in principle sanction to introduce DBT as the disbursal mechanism across departments and to establish a DBT Cell.  It stipulated that Aadhaar card identification would be mandatory for all Central and State Government subsidies and benefits which require funding from the Central/State exchequer.  The transfer of benefits will take place through an Aadhaar linked bank account of the beneficiary.  Subsequently, the State Government prescribed (December 2017) the detailed procedure/protocol to be followed by all the Heads of department concerned and scheme administrators wherever DBT is used for transfer of benefits.


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