NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Department of Food & Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Legal Metrology, U. T., Chandigarh has implemented the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for foodgrains from the month of September, 2015. The subsidy amount upto the month of December, 2015 has been released to the eligible households through their Aadhar seeded bank accounts, as per the entitlements. Presently, a total of 42,004 households with 1,82,024 units ( 41,948 Priority Households and 56 AAY households) have been covered.
In future the subsidy amount of respective month will be transferred in the first week of the given month. To facilitate those households who intend for inclusion as eligible households under DBT Scheme, the Department had tied up with e-sampark/gram sampark centres for submission of application forms. Also, a toll free no.1800-180-2068 and helpline no. 1967 of the Department is in operation for queries related to transfer of subsidy amount. The beneficiaries may contact the office situated in the basement of Registering & Licensing Authority (RLA), Sector-17, U. T., Chandigarh for redressal of their grievances, if any.