The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of UID and DBT at a high-level meeting. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministers of State in the Finance and Home Ministries Jayant Sinha and Haribhai Chaudhary, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog Shri Arvind Panagariya, and senior officials from various Ministries of the Government of India attended the meeting.
Modi called for expansion of the applications of the Aadhaar platform for extending its benefits to as many public services as possible. He directed concerned officials to identify applications, where concrete results can be achieved in the next two months.
Appreciating the progress made in some areas, the Prime Minister directed the strengthening of the institutional mechanism related with Aadhaar and DBT, using a portion of the savings being achieved. He also asked concerned officers to examine the possibility of incentivizing states through a one-time sharing of a portion of the savings, as a result of successful implementation of DBT schemes.