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'Direct benefit transfer for LPG to start in Mohali from Nov 1'

In order to avail transfer of cash subsidy into the bank account, 1,75,000 consumers of SAS Nagar will have to fill bank linking form and LPG linking form before October 15 as direct benefit transfer for LPG will begin in SAS Nagar from November 1.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 16, 2013 19:51 IST
HT Correspondent

In order to avail transfer of cash subsidy into the bank account, 1,75,000 consumers of SAS Nagar will have to fill bank linking form and LPG linking form before October 15 as direct benefit transfer for LPG will begin in SAS Nagar from November 1.


Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu while presiding over a meeting with gas agency owners of the district at district administrative complex said, “It is a must for consumers to provide their bank account number.”

He added that the direct benefit transfer scheme would be beneficial to only those consumers who will submit requisite photocopies of Aadhar number, gas connection and bank accounts to gas agencies as well as banks.

Sidhu said that still a lot of consumers have not submitted their Aadhar card details to gas agencies, hence in order to avail the benefits of the scheme it becomes necessary for such consumers to submit their Aadhar number and bank account numbers to gas agencies and banks well before October 15.

Sidhu said, “As per the DBTL scheme, which is being implemented from November 1 in SAS Nagar, cash subsidy will get transferred for the LPG cylinders directly into the bank accounts of the LPG consumers while the sale will happen at the market price.

He directed the gas agency owners to spread awareness among people regarding DBTL scheme so that consumers submit the requisite documents well in time.

He said that submission of these copies of Aadhar card, bank account, gas connection will be compulsory and consumers could directly post the same at drop box placed at their respective gas agencies.

Sidhu directed Sarabjit Singh, district food supply controller; to spread awareness among people through their department regarding DBTL scheme and also directed to organise awareness camps at village level for the same.

Puneet Goel, additional deputy (development), said that the consumers, who fail to submit Aadhaar and bank account by October 15, will not get subsidised cylinders after November 1.

He added that consumers can also submit the documents at Suvidha centres. Besides above, bank linking forms and LPG linking forms can also be downloaded from www.petroleum.nic.in/dbtl.