Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in 20 districts, Aadhar Mandatory

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Aadhar compliance made mandatory for LPG subsidy

Government of India is launching Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in 20 high Aadhar coverage districts from 1.6.2013. The scheme aims to provide subsidy to consumers in their bank accounts. The list of 20 districts is given below:
STATE NAME DISTRICT NAME
Andhra Pradesh Anantpur
Chittoor
East Godavari
Hyderabad
Ranga Reddy
Daman and Diu Diu
Goa North Goa
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Mandi
Una
Karnataka Mysore
Tumkur
Kerala Pathanamthitta
Waynad
Maharashtra Wardha
Pondcherry Pondecherry
Punjab SBS Nagar / Nawanshahar
Madhya Pradesh East Nimar (Khandwa)
Harda
All LPG consumers of the above districts are advised to immediately do the following to avail of subsidy in their bank account:
» Get an Aadhaar number if they don’t have one at Aadhaar enrollment centers.
» Open a bank account with Aadhaar number if they do not have one by going to a bank branch with Aadhaar number.

OR

If they already have a bank account then link their Aadhaar number with their bank account by visiting their branch or through a request form available with LPG distributors and deposit it in the drop boxes placed at LPG distributors premises.

» Provide Aadhaar numbers to LPG distributors for linking with LPG consumer number.
For the benefit of LPG consumers, OMCs have provided the facility on their websites to check whether the Aadhaar number has been attached to LPG consumer number / bank account.

LPG consumers, who cannot complete formalities by 1.6.2013, will have a grace period of three months i.e. 1.6.2013 to 31.8.2013 to complete the formalities. After this period i.e. with effect from 1.9.2013, all consumers who have not completed the formalities will get LPG cylinders at market price, without any subsidy, till they complete the same.

The salient features of the DBTL scheme are described below:

» All LPG consumers desirous of availing subsidy will have to provide the Aadhaar number to Oil Marketing Companies and also to their bank accounts for linking with their LPG consumer numbers and bank accounts respectively.
» All Aadhaar linked domestic LPG consumers will get an advance in their bank account as soon as they book the first subsidized cylinder even before delivery. This is to reduce their financial burden when they purchase the first LPG cylinder at market rate after launch of scheme.
» As soon as, the first cylinder is delivered to such consumers, subsidy eligible on date of delivery will again get credited in the bank account, which will then be available for the purchase of the next cylinder at market rate.
» Thus subsidy eligible on each such domestic cylinder, up to the cap of 9 cylinders per year will be directly transferred to the Aadhaar enabled bank account of the consumer.
» All LPG consumers who have not linked their Aadhaar number to LPG consumer number as well as with their bank account will have three month grace period to do so. During this period they will continue to get the LPG cylinders at subsidized rate, as they are getting today, up to the cap of 9 cylinders.
» After the grace period, LPG cylinders will be sold to all domestic LPG consumers at market price. However, the subsidy will be transferred to only those who have linked Aadhaar in LPG database and Bank account. Others will not get any subsidy.
» After the grace period, as and when a consumer links the Aadhaar number to bank account and in LPG database and then books for a cylinder, a one time advance will be given and subsidy transfer will be done only for the balance out of the capped quantity of 9 cylinders.
» Consumers who do not provide Aadhaar will continue to get LPG cylinder at market price.
Click here to download request form for linking Aadhaar Number with your bank account.

Click here to download format for submitting Aadhaar Number to LPG Distributor.

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