LPG subsidy is a big advantage to Indian citizens, especially to lower and middle class citizens. However, recently the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi appealed to citizens who were well off to voluntarily give up their subsidy so that the amount that is saved can be utilized to provide benefits to those who come from low-income households.
Although having an LPG subsidy is beneficial in numerous ways, giving up LPG subsidy makes a lot of difference to those who cannot afford to purchase cooking gas on a regular basis. Individuals who are well off, can comfortably give up their subsidy in order to help those less fortunate. This will also reduce the subsidy bill of the Government of India.
In case individuals wish to give up their subsidy but are unsure regarding the process, they can follow the steps mentioned below and give up the subsidy. Regardless of the LPG provider such as HP Gas, Indane or Bharat Gas, LPG subsidy can be surrendered quite easily.
- Individuals will have to visit the official LPG service provider’s website.
- On the top of the page, an option titled ‘Click to Give up LPG Subsidy Online’ will be provided which will have to be clicked.
- Customers will have to then choose their LPG provider - Bharat Gas, Indane or HP Gas. They will then be redirected to the corresponding page.
- Individuals will have to provide the required details. If they have already registered online, this process becomes simpler.
- Once all necessary procedures are completed, individuals will stop receiving their subsidy.
The government provides a ‘Scroll of Honour’ list that displays the names of those who have voluntarily surrendered their subsidy. Once the above steps have been completed, the individual’s name, consumer number will be visible. The ‘Scroll of Honour’ list is available in the same website.
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Social Activist Alleges Misrepresentation By Government in Number of People Who’ve Given up LPG Subsidies
The number of people who have voluntarily agreed to give up their LPG subsidies under the government’s #GiveItUp scheme are far less in comparison to the figures revealed by the government, a social activist from Indore, Chanchal Gupta, claims. The activist filed a writ petition in the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s Indore bench, alleging a multi-crore scam. However, in response to the allegations, District Collector of Indore P Narahari denied the existence of any such scam, claiming that unless the figures are verified by the Oil Companies, it cannot be declared that the government numbers are erroneous. Besides, an official from HPCL posted in Indore denied receiving any complaint in this regard. According to numbers indicated in the www.mylpg.in web portal, 1,04,91661 have given up their LPG subsidies.
10th October 2016
Govt to Analyse the Rationalization of Gas Subsidy Through Debates
Earlier this year, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had requested people earning above 10 lakh per annum to step forward and give up their LPG subsidies, so that the same can be used to provide gas connections to the poor households. The minister points out the need for a nationwide debate to discuss which economic sections of the country should give up gas subsidies. Following the Prime Minister’s appeal to rationalize subsidies as a part of nation building, more than 1 crore people have already surrendered their gas subsidies. The government has also urged business leaders to set examples for successful implementation of the plan.
9th October 2016
Reduction In LPG Subsidy Since April,2016
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22nd September 2015