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DBT under NFSA Inclusion/ Exclusion Criteria


As the enrolment for Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme under NFSA 2013 is going on, therefore it is informed to the general public that the eligibility criteria for enrollment under Direct Benefit transfer (DBT) Scheme under NFSA 2013 is as follows:


Inclusion criteria

1. The household having gross annual income up to Rs. 1.50 lacs from all sources for inclusion as Priority Households (PHH) and Rs. 60,000 from all sources for inclusion as Antyodhaya Anna Yojana (AAY) households.

2. The beneficiary shall be a resident of UT Chandigarh. Any proof of residence of UT Chandigarh issued by any Government Department/ Organization under the Chandigarh Administration or the Govt. of India.

3. Self-undertaking form by the applicant to claim eligibility.

4. Copy of Aadhaar linked bank account of the applicant i.e. eldest woman of the family.

5. Copies of Aadhaar cards of all family members necessarily carrying Chandigarh address.

Besides, the income limits as fixed above, the socially disadvantaged households- Transgender. All HIV+ive, Leprosy affected are included in Priority Households irrespective of the income limits.

In addition to this the department would enroll all Persons with disability, under Persons with Disability Act, 2005, Destitute Women and her children and Senior Citizens availing financial assistance scheme under Social Welfare Department as per their income eligibility as that of Priority households.


Exclusion Criteria

Any household falling in below category will be excluded from the above scheme:

1. Income Tax/Service Tax/ Professional Tax Payee

2. VAT payees under Punjab VAT Act, 2005 as applicable in UT Chandigarh

3. Consuming electricity on average of 300 units per month.

4. Having a light(four wheeler) or heavy vehicle.

5. Having more than one acre land

6. Having a Govt. lease/free hold commercial booth/SCF/SCO.

7. Have sought a loan of Rs. 10 lacs or above in last two years

8. Owns residential ancestral house more than 5 marla or self acquired house more than 2 marla or a flat more that 360 sq. feet.

Apart from this, It is also informed that the beneficiaries under NFSA who do not possess the Aadhaar Number or are yet to enroll for Aadhaar, but are desirous of availing subsidies under NFSA, should make application for Aadhaar enrollment by 31st December, 2023.

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