With the aim of reforming Government delivery system by re-engineering the existing process in welfare schemes for simpler and faster flow of information/funds and to ensure accurate targeting of the beneficiaries, de-duplication and reduction of fraud Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) was started on 1st January, 2013.

DBT Mission was created in the Planning Commission to act as the nodal point for the implementation of the DBT programmes. The Mission was transferred to the Department of Expenditure in July, 2013 and continue to function till 14.9.2015. To give more impetus, DBT Mission and matters related thereto has been placed in Cabinet Secretariat under Secretary (Co-ordination & PG) w.e.f. 14.9.2015.

First phase of DBT was initiated in 43 districts and later on 78 more districts were added in 27 schemes pertaining to scholarships, women, child and labour welfare. DBT was further expanded across the country on 12.12.2014. 7 new scholarship schemes and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was brought under DBT in 300 identified districts with higher Aadhaar enrolment.

Electronic Payment Framework was laid down vide O.M. dated 13.2.2015 and 19.2.2015. This Framework is to be followed by all Ministries/ Departments and their attached Institutions/PSUs and is applicable on all Central Sector (CS)/ Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and for all schemes where components of cash is transferred to individual beneficiaries. Aadhaar is not mandatory in DBT schemes. Since Aadhaar provides unique identity and is useful in targeting the intended beneficiaries, Aadhaar is preferred and beneficiaries are encouraged to have Aadhaar.

JAM i.e. Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile are DBT enablers and as on date more than 22 crore Jan Dhan Account, more than 100 crore Aadhaar and about 100 crore Mobile connections provide a unique opportunity to implement DBT in all welfare schemes across country including States & UTs. DBT will bring efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in the Government system and infuse confidence of citizen in the governance. Use of modern technology and IT tools will realize the dream of MAXIMUM GOVERNANCE MINIMUM GOVERNMENT.

DBT is the high priority and focus area of the Government.

DBT Schemes : 310 Schemes from 53 Ministries

Department Of Agricultural Research And Education: 19 Scheme(s)

Agricultural Extension

AgEdn – National Talent Scholarship UG

AS_NDRI_Institute Scholarship for M.Sc. and Ph.D.

FS – CIFE – Institutional Fellowship

CS- IARI Scholarship

AgEdn – ICAR National Professor and National FellowScheme Page URL

IASRI Scholarship for MSc and PhD

AS_IVRI_Institute Scholarship for M.V.Sc. and Ph.D.

Department Of Agriculture, Cooperation And Farmers Welfare: 15 Scheme(s)

Krishi Unnati Yojana (KUY)-MOVCDNER

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material

National Food Security Mission – NFSM

Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization-Centrally Sponsored

Integrated scheme on agriculture cooperation

NMSA-Rainfed Area Development


Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Agri Clinics and Agri Business Centres ACABC

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) – Extension Functionaries

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)- Farmers

Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization-Central Sector


Department Of Animal Husbandry And Dairying: 1 Scheme(s)

Livestock Health and Diseases Control

Department Of Atomic Energy: 3 Scheme(s)

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced technology RRCAT-Opportunities of Projects in RRCAT for Students

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer ACTREC-Phd Programme

IMSc- Phd Programme

Department Of Biotechnology: 2 Scheme(s)

Junior Research Fellowship

Research Associates

Department Of Chemicals And Petrochemicals: 1 Scheme(s)

Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster

Department Of Commerce: 6 Scheme(s)

Coffee Board

Tea Board

Rubber Board

Spice board



Department Of Drinking Water And Sanitation: 1 Scheme(s)

Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin

Department Of Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities: 10 Scheme(s)

Deen Dayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase, Fitting of Aids, AppliancesOnline Application URL

National Fellowship for Students with DisabilitiesOnline Application URL

National Overseas Scholarship for students with disabilities

Scholarship for Top Class Education for students with disabilities

National Action Plan for skill development for persons with disabilities

Incentives to private sector employers for providing employment to persons with disabilities

Pre-matric scholarship for Persons with disabilities

Post-matric Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities

Free Coaching for Students with Disabilities

Department Of Ex-Servicemen Welfare: 2 Scheme(s)

Prime Ministers Scholarship Scheme PMSSOnline Application URL

Raksha Mantri Ex-servicemen Welfare Fund (RMEWF)

Department Of Fertilizers: 1 Scheme(s)

Fertilizer Subsidy Scheme

Department Of Financial Services: 3 Scheme(s)

Atal Pension Yojana

Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Department Of Fisheries: 1 Scheme(s)

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Department Of Food And Public Distribution: 2 Scheme(s)

Direct Cash Transfer for food grains

DBT Kind – PDS operations in 34 states and UTs

Department Of Health And Family Welfare: 11 Scheme(s)

Janani suraksha yojana

ASHA incentives

Family Planning Compensation schemes

Payments to contractual staff

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram

NIKSHAY – Tribal TB Patients

Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Department Of Health Research: 4 Scheme(s)

Fellowship Programmes Under The Human Resource Development For Health Research

ICMR-Junior Research Fellowship

ICMR-Post Doctoral Fellowship

ICMR-Short Term Studentship

Department Of Higher Education: 26 Scheme(s)

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

P. G. Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST candidates

P.G. Indira Gandhi Scholarship For Single Girl Child

P.G. Scholarship for University Rank Holders

Junior Research Fellowship in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences

BSR Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science

Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women

Dr D S Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship

Emeritus Fellowship

P.G. Scholarship for GATE/GPAT qualified students for pursuing M.Tech/ M.E./M.Pharma- UGC

Pragati Scholarship for girls in Degree Colleges

Pragati Scholarship for girls Diploma Institutes

Saksham scholarship for differently abled students of Degree Colleges

Saksham scholarship for differently abled students of Diploma Institutes

Prime Minster’s Special Scholarship Scheme For Jammu And Kashmir Students

QIP for faculty deputed for M.Tech/ Ph.D studies at QIP Centers

Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme

P.G. Scholarship For GATE/GPAT Qualified Students For Pursuing M.Tech/ M.E./M.Pharma – AICTE

Programme for Apprenticeship

Indian Knowledge Systems

AICTE – Swanath Scholarship Scheme – Degree

AICTE – Swanath Scholarship Scheme – Diploma

Department Of Home: 5 Scheme(s)

Swatantrata sainik samman pension scheme

Grant in aid to Tripura and Mizoram for Rehabilitation of Bru migrants

Relief and Rehabilitation assistance to Sri Lankan refugees in the refugees camps

Census of India 2021 and Updation of National Population Register

Enhanced compensation to 1984 Sikh Riots

Department Of Internal Security: 2 Scheme(s)

Prime Minister scholarship scheme

Central Scheme for Assistance to the victims of Terrorist and Communal Violence

Department Of Jammu, Kashmir And Ladakh Affairs: 3 Scheme(s)

Security related expenditure – Relief and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants

PM Assistance to DPs of POJK

Relief and Rehabilitation for Migrants and repatriates

Department Of Pharmaceuticals: 2 Scheme(s)

Pardhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Scholarship to NIPER Students

Department Of Public Enterprises: 2 Scheme(s)

Counselling, Retraining and redeployment Scheme

Scheme of Research, Development and Consultancies on Generic issues of Public Sector Enterprises

Department Of Rural Development : 8 Scheme(s)

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojna

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna Grameen

Mahatma Gandhi NREGA

Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme- IGNOAPS


National Family Benefit Scheme

Department Of School Education And Literacy: 6 Scheme(s)

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme

National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education

Stipend for Disabled girls under IEDSS component of Samagra Shiksha

Samagra Shiksha (interventions of uniform/text books)

Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM-POSHAN)

Kind Benefit under IEDSS component of Samagra Shiksha

Department Of Science And Technology: 6 Scheme(s)

Disha Programme for women in science

Alliance and R and D Mission – INSPIRE Award

Department Of Scientific And Industrial Research: 3 Scheme(s)

Promoting Innovations in Individuals Start-ups and MSMEs -PRISM

National S and T Human Resource Development

Technology Development Utilization Program for Women

Department Of Social Justice And Empowerment: 21 Scheme(s)

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes and Others

Centrally Sponsored Scheme Of Post Matric Scholarships To The Students Belonging To Scheduled Castes For Studies In India

Central Sector Scheme of National Fellowship for providing scholarships to Scheduled Caste students to pursue programmes in Higher Education such as M.Phil. and Ph.D.

PM YASASVI – Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC, EBC and DNT

PM YASASVI – Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC, EBC and DNT

Central Sector Scheme of National Fellowship for OBC Students

Central Sector Scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students

Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

Centrally Sponsored Scheme For Implementation Of Protection Of Civil Rights Act 1955 And Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities Act, 1989)

Scheme of Grant-in-aid to Voluntary and other Organisations working for Scheduled Castes

Dr Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loans for Overseas Studies for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Backward Classes (EBCs)

Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism aAnd Substance (Drugs) Abuse and for Social Defence Services

Integrated Programme for Older Persons

Central Sector Scheme Of Top Class Education For SC Students

Vanchit Ikai Samuh aur Vargon ki Arthik Sahayata (VISVAS) Yojana

National Overseas Scholarship (NOS)


Scholarship for PM care Children

Central Sector Scheme of Top Class College Education for OBC, EBC and DNT Students

Central Sector Scheme of Top Class School Education for OBC, EBC and DNT Students

Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jati Abhyuday Yojana

Department Of Space: 12 Scheme(s)

Master Control Facility – Scholarships and Stipends

Indian Space Research Organization Headquarters – Scholarships and Stipends

ISRO Propulsion Complex – Scholarships and Stipends

Satish Dhawan Space Centre-SHAR – Scholarships and Stipends

ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network – Scholarships and Stipends

UR Rao Satellite Centre-Scholarships and Stipends

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre – Scholarships and Stipends

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre – Scholarships and Stipends

Space Applications Centre – Scholarships and Stipends

National Remote Sensing Centre – Scholarships and Stipends

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing – Scholarships and Stipends

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology – Assistanceship and Fellowships

Department Of Sports: 9 Scheme(s)

Assistance to National Sports Federations

Scheme for Human Resource Development in Sports

Sports Authority of India

Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education

National welfare fund for sportspersons

National sports development fund

Special cash awards to medal winners in international sports events

Pension to meritorious sportspersons

Department Of Water Resources, River Development And Ganga Rejuvenation: 1 Scheme(s)

R and D Programme in Water Sector

Department Of Youth Affairs: 6 Scheme(s)

National Youth Corps

Youth Hostels

IC-International Youth Exchange Programmes

Assistance to Scouting and Guiding Organizations

RGNIYD-Academic, Training and Capacity Building Programmes

RGNIYD-Scholarships to Students

Ministry Of AYUSH: 3 Scheme(s)

Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth

National AYUSH Mission – Medicines under AYUSH Services

Promotion of International Co-operation in AYUSH

Ministry Of Culture: 8 Scheme(s)

Award of Scholarships to Young Artists in different cultural fields

Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes

Repertory Grant

Cultural Function and Production Grant

Financial Assistance to Cultural Organisations with National Presence

Award of Senior Fellowship to Outstanding Artistes/Persons in the field of Culture

Ministry Of Development Of North Eastern Region: 1 Scheme(s)

Scheme of North Eastern Council of Financial Support to the Student of North East Region

Ministry Of Earth Sciences: 2 Scheme(s)

Polar Science And Cryospher- PACER

Research, Education and Training Outreach – REACHOUT

Ministry Of Electronics And Information Technology (MeitY): 3 Scheme(s)

Reimbursement of training fees under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan Tribal sub Plan

FutureSkills PRIME (Programme for Re-skilling/Up-skilling of IT Manpower for Employability)

Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT Phase II

Ministry Of Environment, Forests And Climate Change: 4 Scheme(s)

Green India Mission National Afforestation Programme

Project Tiger

Project Elephant

Integrated Development of Wild Life Habitats

Ministry Of External Affairs: 1 Scheme(s)

ICCR Scholarship

Ministry Of Heavy Industries: 2 Scheme(s)

Demand Incentive Delivery Mechanism under FAME India Scheme

Issue of GST Concession Certificate on purchase of Car by Physically Handicapped Persons

Ministry Of Housing And Urban Affairs: 5 Scheme(s)

Credit Link Subsidy Scheme (CLSS)



Swachh Bharat Mission Urban


Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting: 2 Scheme(s)

Journalist Welfare Scheme

Scholarship Scheme Of Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute Kolkata

Ministry Of Labour And Employment: 13 Scheme(s)

Employees Pension Scheme for EPF Pensioners

Grants to VV Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI)

Grants to Dattopant Thengdi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED)

Rehabilitation Assistance under the Scheme of Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour

Stipend to Differently Abled Candidates under the Scheme of Vocational Rehabilitation Centres for Handicapped

Revised Integrated Housing Scheme (RIHS)-2016 for Beedi, IOMC,LSDM,CINE Workes

Family Pension-cum-Life Assurance and Deposit Linked Insurance Schemes for the Plantation Workers in Assam

Financial Assistance for Education for the Wards of Beedi, Cine, IOMC, LSDM Workers

Employees Pension Scheme for EPF Members

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)

National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons [erstwhile Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan (PM-LVM) Yojana]

Ministry Of Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises: 8 Scheme(s)

PMEGP Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme

MPDA Grant to Khadi Institutions


IC Schemes

Entrepreneurship and Skill Develoment Programme (ESDP)

National Awards

Coir Vikas Yojana

ATI Scheme (Training Component)

Ministry Of Minority Affairs: 12 Scheme(s)

Skill Development Initiatives

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Student

Merit-cum- Means based Scholarship for professional and Technical course for minorities

Pre- Matric Scholarship for Minorities

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities

Nai Udaan- Support for minority students clearing prelims conducted by UPSC, SSC, State Public Service Commissions and Staff Selection Commission

Upgrading the Skills and Training in traditional Arts Crafts for Development (USTTAD)

Free Coaching Allied Scheme for Minorities

Nai Roshni

Nai Manzil

Padho Predesh – Interest subsidy on educational loans for Overseas Studies

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme

Ministry Of New And Renewable Energy: 7 Scheme(s)

National Renewable Energy Fellowship Programme and National Solar Science Fellowship Programme

New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP)

Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme

Grid connected Roof-top Solar Projects implemented on an individual house of capacity of 3 kW and ab

Fellowship component of R and D projects sponsored by the Ministry

Short Term Training Programme component of HRD Programme

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan Scheme

Ministry Of Petroleum And Natural Gas: 3 Scheme(s)


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana


Ministry Of Railways: 1 Scheme(s)

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Ministry Of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship: 3 Scheme(s)

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Ministry Of Statistics And Programme Implementation: 2 Scheme(s)

Stipend to students in Indian Statistical Institute

Fellowship to research scholars in Indian Statistical Institute

Ministry Of Textiles: 11 Scheme(s)

Powerloom Group Workshed Scheme

Scheme for In-situ Upgradation of Plain Powerloom

Scheme for Development of Silk Industry

Samarth Scheme

Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Programme

Raw Material Supply Scheme

Amended Technology Upgradations Fund

Pradhan Mantri Credit Scheme for Powerloom Weavers

Human Resource Development (HRD) And Promotional Activities Scheme- Training Programme in Scientific sheep rearing/ artificial insemination /Manufacturing of woollen items/machine shearing etc.

National Handloom Development Programme

National Handicrafts Development Programme

Ministry Of Tourism: 1 Scheme(s)

Capacity Building for Service Providers

Ministry Of Tribal Affairs: 9 Scheme(s)

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST students

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST students

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher education for ST students (for FELLOWSHIP)

Institutional Support for Development and Marketing of Tribal Product

Vocational Training Centres in Tribal Areas

Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

Scheme of Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organizations working for welfare of STs

Ministry Of Women And Child Development: 15 Scheme(s)

Anganwadi Services – Honorarium to AWW and AWH

Anganwadi Services – Supplementary Nutrition Program

Scheme for Adolescent Girls

National Creche Scheme-Honorarium to Workers

National Creche Scheme-Nutrition

Integrated Child Protection Scheme-Salary of staff

Protection and Empowerment of Women-Swadhar Greh- Salary to staff

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Anganwadi Services – Training Program

One Stop Centre – Services to Beneficiaries

Child Protection Services – Facilities to Beneficiaries

Child Protection Services – Facilities to Beneficiaries (Sponsorship)