Payment to Ineligible Beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4337
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29TH MARCH, 2022

PAYMENT TO INELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES UNDER PM-KISAN SCHEME

4337. SHRI RAVNEET SINGH BITTU:

Will the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare be pleased to state:

(a) whether a ‘physical verification module’ has been launched to remove ineligible individuals from the database for the PM-KISAN Scheme and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has rolled out a series of steps as well as guidelines to ensure tighter checks on disbursement of PM-KISAN funds and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government has taken any measures to enable the recovery of the amount disbursed to noneligible PM-KISAN beneficiaries; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Payment to Ineligible Beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Scheme

ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) The physical verification module at PM-KISAN portal contains the details of the beneficiaries to be verified by all the States/Districts/Block Users. This module has the list of beneficiaries, who have been paid the installments successfully and are selected randomly (simple random sampling) by the system. The reports for the physical verifications exercises currently being undertaken are attached at Annexure 1.

(b) The structure of the Scheme inherently comprises of mechanism for exclusion of errors on the basis of continuous verification and validation of data of beneficiaries by various authorities. At the first level, the data uploaded by States is verified by National Informatics Centre (NIC) on PM-KISAN portal. This verification envisages the completion of all mandatory fields and validation w.r.t. Columns and Rows including numbering of digits for Aadhaar and Bank details. Data which fails verification at this level is returned to States for rectification and fresh upload. The data is then sent for Aadhaar authentication for which the services of UIDAI are utilized. The Aadhaar rejected records are made available on the portal for correction.

The second level verification is done by Public Finance Management System (PFMS) portal in association with banks which verifies the correctness of bank details. Data which fails at this level is also returned to States for further rectification and subsequent resubmission. All the rejected data post correction and validation is processed further.

The States are then requested to sign the Request for Transfer (RFT) for their respective States. The RFTs are signed by the State Nodal Officers (SNOs) and uploaded on the portal. This bulk data is again sent to PFMS for generation of Fund Transfer Order (FTO). After aforementioned levels of verification are done, Fund Transfer Order (FTO) is generated.

PM-KISAN Portal is currently integrated with UIDAI, PFMS, Income tax portal and Pensioners & Employee Record for validation/weeding out of ineligible beneficiaries, and NTRP portal for refund of amount by ineligible beneficiaries.

In addition, the following special measures have been taken by the Government to ensure that the funds are not being misused and the scheme is properly implemented in order to benefit genuine farmers:

(i) Standard Operational Guidelines for identification of Income Tax Payees have been prepared and circulated to the States.

(ii) Caution Advisory to the States to adopt measures during the registration and verification of farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme.

(iii) Standard Operational Guidelines for Physical Verification of PM-KISAN beneficiaries have been circulated to the State Governments.

(iv) States/UTs have been instructed to carry out Social audit of the list of beneficiaries in the Gram Sabha meeting.

(v) It has been decided that all payments from 01/04/2022 shall be Aadhaar based.

(vi) States/UTs have been instructed to undertake e-KYC verification of all PM-KISAN  beneficiaries.

(vii) Further, SOPs have been issued regarding recovery of funds transferred to ineligible beneficiaries.

(c) & (d) Government has devised and issued SOPs to States/UTs for recovery of benefit transferred to the ineligible beneficiaries. Further, the beneficiary marked ineligible by State/UT or found ineligible being income tax payee can also refund the amount in GoI account through Farmers’ Corner on the PM-KISAN portal. For this purpose,  the  PM-KISAN  portal  has  been  integrated  with  NTRP  portal.

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5% Physical Verification Report, 2020-21

State

Total

Reported Eligible

Reported Ineligible/ Death

Verification Completed

Verification Pending

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

826

788

38

826

-

ANDHRA PRADESH

2,54,702

2,41,903

12,799

2,54,702

-

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

3,357

2,584

78

2,662

695

ASSAM

1,31,019

10,860

9,216

20,076

1,10,943

BIHAR

3,13,660

2,67,070

14,161

2,81,231

32,429

CHANDIGARH

21

21

-

21

-

CHHATTISGARH

1,13,191

86,192

5,546

91,738

21,453

DELHI

647

166

17

183

464

GOA

425

379

38

417

8

GUJARAT

2,56,007

1,33,933

5,727

1,39,660

1,16,347

HARYANA

82,005

68,723

3,901

72,624

9,381

HIMACHAL PRADESH

44,060

41,595

2,349

43,944

116

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

50,693

44,168

4,819

48,988

1,705

JHARKHAND

81,169

51,364

9,026

60,390

20,779

KARNATAKA

2,50,316

1,53,366

934

1,54,300

96,016

KERALA

1,49,166

1,00,457

3,607

1,04,064

45,102

LADAKH

706

661

5

666

40

LAKSHADWEEP

72

-

-

-

72

MADHYA PRADESH

3,55,791

3,43,630

12,161

3,55,791

-

MAHARASHTRA

4,68,747

4,32,091

35,640

4,67,731

1,016

MANIPUR

14,569

790

23

813

13,756

MEGHALAYA

5,343

5,169

169

5,338

5

MIZORAM

3,933

236

16

252

3,681

NAGALAND

9,883

8,091

107

8,198

1,685

ODISHA

1,80,880

1,57,334

3

1,57,337

23,543

PUDUCHERRY

507

482

24

506

1

PUNJAB

93,655

43,372

22,605

65,977

27,678

RAJASTHAN

3,05,879

2,81,287

11,833

2,93,120

12,759

SIKKIM

304

282

3

285

19

TAMIL NADU

1,85,528

1,24,979

9,530

1,34,509

51,019

TELANGANA

1,77,832

1,73,976

3,856

1,77,832

-

THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

684

657

21

678

6

TRIPURA

10,137

5,213

341

5,554

4,583

UTTAR PRADESH

10,74,207

10,31,329

42,873

10,74,205

2

UTTARAKHAND

37,804

23,221

1,982

25,203

12,601

Grand Total

46,57,725

38,36,369

2,13,448

40,49,821

6,07,904


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10% Physical Verification Report, 2021-22

State/UT

Total

Reported Eligible

Reported Ineligible/ Death

Verification Completed

Verification Pending

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

1,493

1,424

69

1,493

-

ANDHRA PRADESH

3,68,556

3,55,033

13,523

3,68,556

-

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

8,742

141

9

150

8,592

ASSAM

1,02,393

14,235

9,556

23,791

78,602

BIHAR

7,18,437

5,87,254

34,806

6,22,063

96,374

CHHATTISGARH

2,30,910

1,51,908

17,627

1,69,535

61,375

DELHI

1,073

17

-

17

1,056

GOA

756

197

12

209

547

GUJARAT

5,15,142

1,52,924

4,515

1,57,439

3,57,703

HARYANA

1,58,232

81,559

3,723

85,282

72,950

HIMACHAL PRADESH

84,724

78,892

3,271

82,163

2,561

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

81,418

69,615

8,380

77,995

3,423

JHARKHAND

1,27,021

83,662

10,516

94,178

32,843

KARNATAKA

4,82,837

3,27,242

2,914

3,30,156

1,52,681

KERALA

3,13,066

1,41,910

5,059

1,46,970

1,66,096

LADAKH

1,578

1,283

7

1,290

288

LAKSHADWEEP

18

-

-

-

18

MADHYA PRADESH

7,49,588

7,34,566

15,022

7,49,588

-

MAHARASHTRA

8,56,793

91,978

4,591

96,569

7,60,224

MANIPUR

25,100

146

3

149

24,951

MEGHALAYA

17,076

9,878

296

10,174

6,902

MIZORAM

8,266

360

7

367

7,899

NAGALAND

16,209

8,865

143

9,008

7,201

ODISHA

2,39,884

2,39,560

-

2,39,560

324

PUDUCHERRY

959

920

7

927

32

PUNJAB

1,60,089

74,928

36,779

1,11,707

48,382

RAJASTHAN

6,22,091

5,00,596

33,501

5,34,098

87,993

SIKKIM

891

823

4

827

64

TAMIL NADU

3,46,139

1,44,190

4,812

1,49,002

1,97,137

TELANGANA

3,00,469

2,94,463

6,005

3,00,468

1

THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

911

907

4

911

-

TRIPURA

19,234

4,695

456

5,151

14,083

UTTAR PRADESH

19,86,773

19,21,773

64,957

19,86,773

-

UTTARAKHAND

77,316

30,290

1,491

31,781

45,535

WEST BENGAL

70,192

68,152

2,040

70,192

-

Grand Total

86,94,376

61,74,386

2,84,105

64,58,539

22,35,837



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