Can DBT be used for transfer of wages under MNREGA?
Curious about Direct Benefit Transfer
Yes, DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) can be used for the transfer of wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). MNREGA is a governmentsponsored employment program that guarantees 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to rural households.
Under MNREGA, the wages are typically transferred directly to the bank accounts of the workers. This is done through the DBT system, where the wages are electronically credited to the bank accounts linked with the Aadhaar number or the unique job card issued to the workers.
The DBT system ensures transparency, efficiency, and timely disbursal of wages to the beneficiaries. It helps eliminate leakages, reduces corruption, and ensures that the workers receive their wages directly without any intermediaries.
The process of linking the job cards with Aadhaar and bank accounts enables the government to accurately identify the beneficiaries, track payments, and monitor the implementation of the program. It also facilitates the generation of realtime data on wage payments and helps in evaluating the effectiveness of the MNREGA program.
Overall, DBT plays a crucial role in streamlining the wage payment process under MNREGA, ensuring timely and hasslefree transfer of wages to the workers' bank accounts.