LPG has become a household name when it comes to cooking fuel. Its ease of use, relative safety in comparison to other fuel sources as well as its reduced impact on the environment make it an optimal cooking fuel.
An LPG connection used to be difficult to obtain due to the long process as well as the high cost of the cylinders in which the gas are transported and stored. However the government and the gas companies have subsidized the price of cylinders, making them affordable for the general public.
When applying for a Bharat Gas LPG connection or to avail of the gas subsidy scheme, there are certain forms that have to be filled out. Given below are the forms as well as a brief description of each:
|Form||Description of Form||Downloadable Forms|
|Ujjwala KYC Application form||This form is to be submitted by individuals who wish to apply for a Bharat Gas LPG connection, containing their contact details and LPG distributor details.|
|Ujjwala KYC – Undertaking for availing loan||Individuals who wish to avail of a loan to cover the cost of the cylinder/gas stove/regulator have to submit this form.|
|Declaration of Income for Availing LPG Subsidy||To avail of the LPG subsidy, individuals have to submit this form, which details their income to determine if they are eligible for the subsidy.||Download Form in English Version|
|Simplified KYC form||This form is to be submitted by individuals who do not possess KYC documents but wish to avail of a Bharat Gas LPG connection.||Download Form in English Version|
|Unified PAHAL (DBTL) Joining Form||This form is to be submitted to register for the direct debit subsidy scheme, through which the subsidy amount would be transferred directly to the individual’s bank account.|
|Form 1- Bank Account-Aadhaar Linkage Application Form (for LPG customers)||This form is to be submitted as part of the subsidy scheme, in order to link the Aadhaar card to the individual’s bank account.||Download Form in English Version|
|Form 2- LPG Linking Form||This form is to be submitted to the Bharat Gas distributor to notify him of the individual’s details as part of the linking process.||Download Form in English Version|
|Form 3- Mandate for Non-Aadhaar based LPG Subsidy Transfer||Individuals who are applying for the subsidy without an Aadhaar card can submit this form to their bank branch in order to receive the subsidy amount into their bank account.||Download Form in English Version|
|Form 4- Mandate for Non-Aadhaar based LPG Subsidy Transfer||Also for individuals who are applying for the subsidy without an Aadhaar Card, this form is to be submitted to the LPG distributor to inform him of the individual’s KYC details to facilitate the subsidy amount transfer.||Download Form in English Version|
|Form 5- Mandate for Giving up LPG Subsidy||Individuals who wish to give up their LPG subsidy are to submit this form to their Bharat Gas distributor.||Click Here for More Details|
|Form 6- Grievance Redressal Form for PAHAL (DBTL) Scheme||Individuals who wish to lodge a complaint or grievance regarding a facet of the direct debit subsidy scheme can do so by filling out this form.|
|Unified Form for Transfer/Regularisation of LPG connection||This form is to be submitted if the individual in whose name the LPG connection was taken wishes to transfer it to next of kin/the connection is to be transferred in the event of the death of the connection holder.||Download Form in English Version|
|Declaration for the Loss of Subscription/Termination Voucher||This form is to be submitted if the individual misplaces the original LPG subscription or termination voucher.||Download Form in English Version|
|Declaration for New Connection or Connection against Termination Voucher||This is a document to be submitted if the individual wishes to register a new connection against a previous LPG termination.||Download Form in English Version|
|Format for Reactivation of LPG Connection||This application is to be submitted to reactivate an LPG connection that was deactivated.||Download Form in English Version|
News about Bharat Gas Connection
Subsidy-Related Complaints On the Rise in Telangana
The number of complaints relating to the non-receipt of LPG subsidy is on the rise in Telangana. LPG consumers of all three PSU gas companies have been regularly making the rounds of distributorships complaining that the subsidy amount is not being transferred to their accounts in spite of the accounts being linked to the LPG connection.
According to sources, over 30% of consumers are not receiving their LPG subsidy amounts into their bank accounts.
With the government implementing the PAHAL or Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh scheme of direct benefit, it was designed such that deserving consumers would receive the subsidy amount directly into their accounts, eliminating the possibility of fraud or a middleman pocketing the amount.
The delay in crediting the amount is due to the National Payment Corporation providing the oil marketing portals with only the bank name. As the IFSC code and branch name are also required for a money transfer, officials have written to the Petroleum Minister requesting release of this information.
28th July 2016
CAG Audit Does not Agree with Centre’s Claim on LPG Subsidy Savings
On March 27, 2015, Government of India launched the “Giveitup” campaign motivating economically well-off people to give up their LPG subsidies voluntarily. The government also introduced the DBTL scheme, promising to transfer LPG subsidy rates directly to the beneficiaries’ bank account. Many citizens who could afford LPG at market price gave up on their LPG subsidies to help their fellow citizens who were in need. The Centre stated that if this scheme is effectively implemented, the estimated savings will be about RS. 22 crores during the financial years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. However, CAG audit was prepared to be presented in the Parliament and the audit states that the estimated savings was not achieved by the government as projected. According to the CAG audit, savings from people voluntarily surrendering their LPG connections and Direct Bank Transfers sums up to about Rs. 2 crores only which is far from the projected amount. The report also stated that other savings recorded during this period was because of the fall in LPG prices in India. CAG audit also reported issues in PAHAL, the portal used by the government for Direct Bank Transfers.
20th July 2016