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NEW DELHI -- Revealing that the Centre was planning to introduce special identity cards for all persons with disabilities in the country, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand...
The Supreme Court of India has dealt a severe blow to the Government of India's efforts to transfer welfare payments under the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme to Aadhaar-linked bank accounts. This, it was hoped, would facilitate timely payments and also for preventing misuse of funds, especially by middlemen. In fact, DBT became a game changer in India, as lakhs of people, especially living in rural India, who never had a bank account, have benefited from Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.