Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is Government’s major reform initiative to re-engineer the existing delivery processes, ensuring better and timely delivery of benefits using Information & Communication Technology (ICT). As on date, 90 schemes from 25 Departments are being implemented in Tripura under DBT. The scope of DBT include all welfare/subsidy schemes operated by all the Ministries/ Departments of Government of India directly or through implementing agencies, which involve cash / kind benefits' transfers to individuals. DBT focuses on better targeting of beneficiary, timely disbursal of benefits and curbing of pilferage by de-duplication, elimination of ghost beneficiaries etc.
Tripura is very close to achieve universal coverage of Aadhaar in the State. The State is facilitating the Aadhaar enrolments and updating services through Common Service Centres across the State. In addition, the focus is on enrolment of children below the age of 5 years and new-borns. The State has extended Enrolment facilities for enrolment of children and infants at Anganwadi centres and Govt. Hospitals.
Banking infrastructure is also an important part for DBT. Banks have mandated to setup in-house enrolment facilities in their Branches. In addition, all the Banks have asked to complete Aadhaar based E-KYC for all active accounts to enable them to use Aadhaar as their financial address and receive their benefit in their Aadhaar seeded accounts.
Government of Tripura has setup State DBT Cell at New Civil Secretariat, Kunjaban, Agartala to monitor the progress of implementation of various DBT schemes in Tripura. In addition, the DBT Implementing Departments of State Government have also formed their internal DBT Cells to consolidate the DBT related activities of their respective Departments.