Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda on 1 February 2013 launched the Direct Benefits Transfer scheme in Sonepat and Ambala districts. The DBT scheme allows transferring the cash subsidies to beneficiary accounts for seven Central schemes.
Hooda launched this scheme by sending the e-mail to Deputy Commissioners of Sonepat and Ambala districts, which was followed by disbursing the cash subsidies to bank accounts of Aadhar-based 3338 beneficiaries.
With the launch of Direct Benefits Transfer scheme, Haryana became one of the leading states which account for maximum of 25 per cent out of the total beneficiaries of India to whom cash subsidies were transferred directly in bank accounts. A total of 323.33 lakh Rupees was transferred on 1 February 2013.
Hooda described the DBT scheme as people-friendly and transparent scheme of Indian Government. With this scheme, there would be a greater sense of security among the poor.
Hooda additionally announced that the scheme would launch all over Haryana from 1 April 2013 after it is successfully implemented in Sonepat and Ambala and after the performance is reviewed. The social security scheme of the state was already in implementation in Durana village where 219 people were benefited already.