New Delhi: The unique
identification numbers or Aadhaar-enabled unified payment
infrastructure will be used for direct transfer of subsidies on
kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and fertilisers, the
government said Tuesday.
The terms of reference of the task force headed by Nandan Nilekani,
chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),
have been expanded to include an Aadhaar-enabled unified payment
infrastructure, the finance ministry said in a statement.
The task force was constituted in February this year to recommend
and implement a solution for direct transfer of subsidies on
kerosene, LPG and fertiliser to intended beneficiaries.
Now, the finance ministry has asked the task force to suggest a
solution for direct transfer of subsidy, wherein ministries and
state governments, through a payments bridge, can transfer funds
into any Aadhaar-enabled bank account on the basis of the UID
The task force will submit its final report on the extended terms
of reference within three months.