With initiation of PAHAL for LPG Subsidy, it has become mandatory for every LPG consumer to link their bank accounts and Aadhar card with their gas connection. During the last few months, this has certainly increased the work load of LPG providers, Banks and the consumers since this is a tedious process and consumers often complained of inadequate information on the system involved.
While the PAHAL initiative requires everyone to link their bank account with their gas connection, in order to do so, you need to provide your bank information to the gas provider. There could be a possibility and you may no more be using the bank account that you provided for linkage and now you want to change it. The good news is that you can definitely change your bank details for LPG subsidy.
Visit your LPG Consumer to change Bank Details
The first thing you need to do in order to change you bank details for LPG subsidy is to get your bank passbook and account number and visit the gas dealer in person with the following documents:
- Copy of passbook of the new bank account: In case if you do not have a passbook for your account, you may carry along the bank statement which should clearly mention your name and address
- You photo identity proof for verification purposes
The gas dealer may ask for some more details in order to update the new bank account. It is always better to call you dealer in advance and ask them what all documents they would require to update your bank account.
What would happen if you don’t update your new bank account?
The subsidy amount directly goes to the account which is attached to your consumer ID. It would continue to happen so until your new bank account is updated with your consumer ID.
In case if you have not yet update, the subsidy amount would go to your old bank account and it would be irreversible process. The gas provider would take no responsibility for loss of subsidy amount. It is on your part to update your new bank details.
Can you send someone else to change your bank details in PAHAL LPG Subsidy?
You may also send someone with the required documents for change of bank details at your distributor’s office; however, it is always better to visit yourself. The working of distributors may vary from one another. Some of them may ask for the subscriber to be present physically.
If you check the portal of your gas provider, it may give you link for linking your bank account with your consumer connection. However, it is still advised that you visit your bank in person to make the process fast.
By visiting the office of you distributor, you can atleast make sure that your application for bank detail change has been accepted and you would be informed a tentative time after which it would be updated.