Now this is well known to us that Government of India has limited the number of subsidized LPG cylinders to 9 per customer per year from January 2013. So, as a LPG customer you’re entitled to use only 9 cylinders in a financial year on subsidized price. If you need more gas, you will have to buy on the market price. But, this is not all enough.
According to Government’s plan, very soon your gas dealer will not be able to sell you the gas cylinder on subsidized price. Instead, you will have to purchase the gas on the market price and the subsidy amount will be electronically deposited directly into your Bank Account by the Government . This will be called Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme (DBTS), in which you’ll need to link your LPG connection and Bank account with your Aadhar number to get the benefit of subsidy.
The first phase of this process is going to be started in 20 districts of India by June 1, 2013, and by October 15 it is expected to cover the entire country. The 20 Selected districts for first phase are as follows -
|Andhra Pradesh||Anantpur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy|
|Daman and Diu||Diu|
|Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Mandi, Una|
|Punjab||SBS Nagar / Nawanshahar|
|Madhya Pradesh||Khandwa, Harda|
How to link Aadhar number with LPG Connection and Bank Account ?
You’ll need Aadhar number and a Bank Account to receive the subsidy amount. If you haven’t applied for your Aadhar number up to now, contact your nearest Aadhar Enrollment Centre to enroll yourself for Aadhar.
- Take a clear photocopy of your Aadhar letter on the left half of an A4 size paper and write your details on the other half as given in this format.
- Along with the above document, attach a copy of your LPG connection card or recent cylinder refill receipt/bill.
- Give it to your LPG dealer/distributor or send it by post to your Oil Marketing Company.
- Visit your Bank branch and ask them to link your account with your Aadhar number. You can use this format for the same.
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(The above information is based on media news reports.)