The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha that the Government has decided to implement Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene (DBTK) in 33 districts identified by 9 State Governments. The States are gearing up for implementation of direct transfer of subsidy. Under DBTK, the consumer will pay the non-subsidized price of kerosene at the time of purchase. Subsequently, the amount of subsidy will be directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiary. As a part of this scheme, implementing States will be given fiscal incentive equivalent to 75 % of subsidy saved in the first two years, 50 % of subsidy saved in third year and 25 % of subsidy saved in 4th year. In case the States voluntarily agree to undertake cuts in kerosene allocation, beyond the savings due to DBTK, a similar incentive will be given to those States/UTs. The calculation will be based on net savings in kerosene consumption at State level from the baseline. The baseline for calculation of savings shall be 90% of the 2015-16 allocation of PDS SKO.
All State/UTs have been requested to join the Scheme either in identified districts or in the entire State.
The Ministry is in touch with the State Governments to ensure that proper mechanisms are put in place at the earliest. Tavon Young Authentic JerseyShare This