The Central government’s ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme is introduced. So, be ready with the entire unsubsidised amount in hand when the gas cylinder arrives at your doorstep. The subsidy amount will reach your bank account later - only for 9 cylinders per year, for one connection.
This scheme is also an answer to the question - “Why do you need an Aadhaar card?” If you wish to receive the subsidised LPG, you need to become a Cash Transfer Compliant Customer (CTC) by linking your Aadhaar number to your bank account and LPG Consumer Number.
The customers who are unable or unwilling to register themselves for the scheme will become ineligible for receiving subsidised cooking gas, after a grace period of three months.
Subsidy for gas will not be given henceforth on direct cash payment. You will have to shell out the market price, while the subsidy will be credited to you via bank.
How to become eligible for subsidy?
First and foremost, you need to have the LPG connection in your name. If it is in the name of any other family member, then they have to follow the below steps - not you.
You, or the one who has LPG connection, should also have an Aadhaar card and a bank account in your/his/her own name. If not, then hurry up now and get it as soon as possible. If you already have an Aadhaar card and a bank account, then follow this procedure:
Step 1: Get the application forms
You need to acquire and fill the bank linking form called as Form 1. It is available on the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas website.
You can also take the forms from your LPG distributor. The full-page newspaper advertisements issued by UIDAI too have the form, which you can cut and use.
Step 2: Link your bank account to Aadhaar card
The consumer under whose name the LPG is registered needs to fill the form. Give the exact 12-digit Aadhaar number in the form. You have to attach a copy of Aadhaar letter/ card when submitting the form to the bank.
The form can be deposited personally at home branch of your bank i.e. where your account is registered. Alternatively, you can also link your Aadhaar Number with your bank account through your distributor. Fill the form “Bank Account – Aadhaar Linkage Form (For LPG Consumer only)” and drop it in “Bank Form Drop Box” kept with your distributor. The forms are also available with your distributor.
If you submit the form personally at bank, an acknowledgment slip will be handed over to you, and you are sure your application is in the safe hands.
Step 3: Get your LPG linked to Aadhaar card
The final step is to link your Aadhaar number with your LPG consumer number. For this, you need to be ready with two things.
- Name of the distributor & Your LPG Consumer Number.
You can find consumer number on your first page of DGCC booklet or on the recent cash memo handed over to you by the delivery boy.
You need to get form 2. Click here to get form 2 http://petroleum.nic.in/dbtl/lpgad.pdf which is available on the same Petroleum and Natural Gas website. Fill it with capital letters using blue or black ink. It needs to be accompanied with two attachments: Copy of the first page of DGCC booklet and recent cash memo.
In case your address mentioned in your Aadhaar letter differs from the address already registered with LPG distributor, you need to attach a photocopy of your address proof.
Address proof can be any of the following:
Please note that before you submit the form, you need to take a combined photocopy of Aadhaar letter and the filled up Form 2.
You are required to place the original Aadhaar letter on the left hand side, while your Form 2 will be on the right side adjacent to it.
The final combined photocopy must have your photo of the Aadhaar letter running on the left side corner with the bar code details.
You have six options for linking your LPG with Aadhaar card.
Once the mobile number is registered to LPG consumer number, customers of all the three Oil Companies can link the Aadhaar number via text. You need to type: UID <space> Aadhaar Number (eg. UID 32323232323232). The above text should be sent to the respective companies:
You will immediately receive a confirmation saying your Aadhaar number is registered. For methods other than SMS, a confirmation will be sent to you in seven days. However you can anytime check your linkage status on the concerned Oil company websites
For HP, click here: http://dcmstransparency.hpcl.co.in/TransparencyPortal/Transparency/Transparency.aspx
For Indane, click here: http://indane.co.in/check-aadhaar.php
For Bharat, click here:http://www.ebharatgas.com/ebgas/CC_include/Transparency_portal_new.jsp
Finally, check with your bank and ensure your bank account is Aadhaar-enabled.
What happens when the scheme starts?