New Delhi, 08, December, 2021: Nearly one month ago, as per the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government had decided to transfer INR 1100 to the Aadhaar-seeded bank accounts of parents of each student enrolled in the state-run and aided schools from Class 1 to Class 8. However, there is a 40% pendency at different levels from school teacher to the district basic education officer level.
Note: The DBT Scheme aims to cater to 1.6 crore government school children in UP, in order to eliminate middlemen and complaints regarding the quality of issues of uniforms, bags, and shoes.
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Distribution of the UP DBT Amount
Of the total DBT amount of INR 1100:
- Rs 600 is fixed for two sets of uniforms
- Rs 200 is fixed for a sweater
- Rs 125 is fixed for a pair of shoes and two pairs of socks
- Rs 175 is fixed for a school bag
Distribution of UP DBT Amount – Pendency Statistics
- Verification of 45.8 lakh children is pending with school teachers
- Verification of 22.6 lakh is pending at the level of block education officers
- Verification of 7.3 lakh cases are pending with the district basic shiksha adhikari (BSA)
- Bank accounts of 22.7 lakh parents’ of children enrolled in state-run schools have not been seeded yet.
Distribution of UP DBT Amount – Highest Pendency Districts
- Ghaziabad: 65.3%
- Mathura: 60.4%
- Gorakhpur: 59.8%
Distribution of UP DBT Amount – Lowest Pendency Districts
- Sultanpur: 20.9%
- Bhadohi: 21.9%
- Rae Bareli: 23.2%
Note: In Lucknow, verification of 44.5% students is yet to be done.
Distribution of UP DBT Amount – Reason for Delay
Due to a major governance reform and improper data, there has been a delay in the fund transfer.
The Basic Education Director SVB Singh has asked departmental officials to attend to the DBT scheme on priority basis.