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Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is a major initiative of Government of India (GoI) whereby any government subsidy or benefit is to be transferred directly into the beneficiary's bank accounts. Intermediary government agencies only manage the process of payments, without handling actutal money.

NTEP is one of the first health programmes in India to use a fully adopt DBT. It uses an end to end electronic system, to digitise beneficiary information and transfer monetary benefits. In NTEP to process benefits, two electronic systems are used, Ni-kshay (operated by NTEP) and PFMS (Public Finance Management System, operated by the Ministry of Finance). Ni-kshay enables Direct Benefit Transfer by digitizing the beneficiaries(bank account details of patients, treatment supporters and providers) and calculates of incentives/ benefits (eligible payment) and processes them for payment through PFMS under various schemes. The various schemes operational under NTEP are:

  • Nikshay Poshan Yojana(NPY)
  • Tribal Support Scheme
  • Treatment supporter’s Honorarium
  • Incentive for Notification and Outcome

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