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Admn instructs to expedite DBTL scheme

Only 33.34% LPG consumers in Lucknow district have linked their Aadhar card with their bank account. The matter came to light at a meeting of district administration that was attended by senior officials of all three oil companies and senior bank officials here recently.

lucknow Updated: Jan 05, 2015 14:50 IST
HT Correspondent

Only 33.34% LPG consumers in Lucknow district have linked their Aadhar card with their bank account. The matter came to light at a meeting of district administration that was attended by senior officials of all three oil companies and senior bank officials here recently.

In the meeting, oil company officials informed that there were a large number of consumers who had filled up the forms for linking the aadhar card number with their bank account and submitted it at their LPG distribution centres, but they had failed to deposit the same at the bank concerned.

District magistrate Raj Shekhar has instructed bank officials to link aadhar number with the bank accounts at the earliest.

The LPG distributors were instructed to set up helpline centre where queries of consumers could be addressed. A toll free number 1800-2333-555 was set up for this purpose.

The government has come up with simple options for consumers under the recently launched DBTL Scheme to avail LPG subsidy. Under one of the options available, if one had joined the scheme earlier and had received LPG subsidy in his bank account, he or she can continue with the existing system without doing anything.

For people who have an Aadhaar number which is not linked to their bank account, they have to get it linked along with the LPG consumer number. The scheme has been launched from January 1, 2015 and for first 3 months (till March 31, 2015) consumers will continue to receive the cylinders at a subsidised price.

However, for those who have linked their Aadhar number or bank account, the advance subsidy will be credited to their bank account and as and when they buy LPG cylinders (at market price), the subsidy will be credited to their bank account.

From April 1, 2015, the cylinders will be available only at market price for all consumers. But for those who have not linked their Aadhar or bank account, the subsidy amount will be parked and will be released in case they link the Aadhar/bank account before June 30, 2015.

All LPG consumers have a grace period of three months from the date of launch of DBTL in the district, during which all those who have not yet joined the scheme would continue to get subsidised cylinders as per their entitlement.

After the end of grace period, an additional parking period of three months is given to such consumers during which the subsidy entitlement will be parked and will be transferred to consumer’s bank account on joining the scheme during this period.

Currently, consumers with aadhar cards can approach distributors and banks for linking their aadhar number.

In case of bank account, the same can be linked with LPG distributors.