Women empowerment has become the most significant topic of discussion in the country these days. A woman is “empowered” in real sense if she has the freedom to enjoy all her rights making her socially and financially independent. Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje believes that “Empowerment of women is the empowerment of the society” and to make Rajasthan a women empowered state, she has launched the revolutionary scheme – Bhamashah Yojana.
Along with women empowerment, Bhamashah Yojana aims at ensuring citizen’s access to all the cash and non-cash benefits offered by various government schemes in a transparent and effective manner. Benefits like Social Security Pensions, NREGS, Janani Suraksha Yojana payment and Ration Distribution etc. are now directly transferred to the bank account of the beneficiaries without any hassle. The family enrolled with Bhamashah Scheme is issued a Bhamashah card that is in the name of the woman head of the family, thus making her the decision maker.
Re-launched with the vision of good governance in 2014, Bhamashah Yojana has proved itself to be the country’s most prominent DBT scheme. Bhamashah Yojana has shown a tremendous success, by transferring a total amount of 10,000 crores, since its launch. The state has recorded more than 28 crore transactions in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. More than 1.5 crore families are already a part of the scheme and the government is working hard to ensure that every citizen of the state gets enrolled under the scheme.
With the introduction of Bhamashah card, Biometric identification for Ration distribution and Bhamashah Mobile app, Bhamashah Yojana has taken a positive step towards digitisation of Rajasthan. Bhamashah Yojana has fulfilled the dream of Hon’ble Chief Minister by making Rajasthan a woman empowered and financially independent state.