The Pahal scheme or DBTL scheme was initiated by the Indian government from June of 2013. The scheme was implemented in more than 290 districts of different states to get LPG subsidy directly into the bank account. As per this scheme, the LPG users were required to have the Aadhaar card with a 12 digit ULID number to have the subsidy transferred directly to their bank account. However, after some deliberation, the Pahal scheme was reviewed and then modified following the complaints from the consumers. In the 1st phase, the new scheme was made available in 54 districts as a trial on 15th November 2014. After its successful application, this scheme will be launched in the rest of India on January 01, 2015.
What are the ways to receive the LPG subsidy with the new scheme?
Earlier, it was mandatory for the consumer to have the Aadhar number to be able to receive the LPG subsidy. However, with the modified scheme, here are two options for the consumers:
- Pahal LPG Subsidy With Aadhaar: If the Aadhaar number is available, then the consumer will need to get it linked to the bank account to be able to receive the subsidy. In fact, it is the primary means of the subsidy transfer and recommended to all.
- Pahal LPG Subsidy Without Aadhaar: If the Aadhaar number is not available, the consumers will not be denied the subsidy for the LPG connection. Under the modified scheme, even if the consumer does not have the Aadhaar or ULID number, they can get the subsidy transferred by linking the bank account with the LPG connection or vice versa. The consumer will need to do one of the two:
- Provide the bank details (account number, account holder’s name, and IFSC code) to the LPG distributor
- Provide the LPG connection information to the bank
- The consumers who are already the part of the earlier Pahal scheme do not need to take any action as they are already exercising the option 1 (with Aadhaar option.) They will not need to unlink their Aadhaar number from the bank to exercise option 2 (without Aadhaar option).
- The consumers will buy the LPG cylinders at the market price and the subsidy amount will be transferred directly to their bank account.
The consumers who are the part of this scheme are called CTC (cash transfer compliant.)
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