Will the Direct Cash Transfer scheme help beneficiaries or is it a 'glorified bribe'?
The Government of India plans to directly transfer cash for more than 40 kinds of benefits such as food and scholarships in the bank accounts of those eligible for government-sponsored benefits. Many like anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal say that such cash transfers are a 'political bribe'. Others say that it will hugely increase efficiency of benefits distribution. Will the direct cash transfer scheme benefit the needy or is it another wasteful scheme?