Disburse pensions using DBT when MCC is in force: EC to AP

Consequently, nearly 49 lakh or 75 percent of over 65 lakh welfare pensioners will receive their pensions through DBT mode on 1 May.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 29, 2024 | 5:00 PMUpdatedApr 29, 2024 | 5:00 PM


The Election Commission has directed the Andhra Pradesh government to utilise direct benefit transfer (DBT) and other alternative arrangements to distribute welfare schemes to beneficiaries when the Model Code of Conduct is in force. Ruling YSRCP and the opposition NDA alliance of TDP, BJP and Janasena traded allegations over alleged hardships faced by beneficiaries while receiving pensions in April.

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