Committee for Direct Cash Transfers

National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers, constituted by the Prime Minister.

This coordination committee will act as a mechanism to coordinate action for the introduction of direct cash transfers to individuals under the various government schemes and programmes.

Chairman of the Committee on Direct Cash Transfers: Prime Minister.

Other Members:

  • 11 Cabinet Ministers
  • 2 Ministers of State with independent charge
  • The Deputy Chairman Planning Commission
  • The Chairman UIDAI
  • The Cabinet Secretary with the Principal Secretary to the PM as the convenor.

The PM can invite any other Minister/Officer/Expert to any meeting of the Committee.

Functions of the National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers:-

  1. Provide an overarching vision and direction to enable direct cash transfers of benefits under various government schemes and programmes to individuals, leveraging the investments being made in the Aadhaar Project, financial inclusion and other initiatives of the Government, with the objective of enhancing efficiency, transparency and accountability.
  2. Determine broad policy objectives and strategies for direct cash transfers.
  3. Identify Government programmes and schemes for which direct cash transfers to individuals can be adopted and suggest the extent and scope of direct cash transfers in each case.
  4. Coordinate the activities of various Ministries/ Departments/ Agencies involved in enabling direct cash transfers and ensure timely, coordinated action to ensure speedy rollout of direct cash transfers across the country.
  5. Specify timelines for the rollout of direct cash transfers.
  6. Review the progress of implementation of direct cash transfers and provide guidance for mid-course corrections.
  7. Any other related matter.

The National Committee on Cash Transfers will be assisted by an Executive Committee on Direct Cash Transfers.

Chairman of the Executive Committee on Direct Cash Transfer: Principal Secretary to PM

Other members of the Executive Committee: The Secretaries of the concerned Ministries and The DG UIDAI.

Functions of the Executive Committee on Direct Cash Transfers:

  1. Identify and propose for the consideration of the National Committee on Cash Transfers such Government programmes and schemes for which direct cash transfers to individuals can be adopted and suggest the extent and scope of direct cash transfers in each case.
  2. Ensure the preparation of and approve strategies and action plans for the speedy rollout of direct cash transfers in areas agreed to and in line with the timelines laid down by the National Committee on Cash Transfers.
  3. Coordinate the activities of various Ministries/ Departments / Agencies involved in enabling direct cash transfers to ensure that the architecture and framework for direct cash transfers is in place for rolling out direct cash transfers across the country.
  4. Review and monitor the rollout of direct cash transfers and undertake mid-course corrections as and when necessary.
  5. Any other related matter entrusted by the National Committee on Cash Transfers or relating to direct cash transfers.

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