It has become compulsory for Indian citizens to link their Aadhaar Card to their LPG gas connection to receive the benefits of LPG subsidy offered by the Indian government. In case you are yet to link your Aadhaar Card to your LPG gas connection and need help with the same.
The first step to linking your Aadhaar Card to your LPG gas connection is to ensure that it is first linked to your bank account, after which your Aadhaar Card can be linked with your consumer number or LPG gas connection.
Link Aadhar Card to Bank Account for LPG Subsidy
An LPG cylinder is ubiquitous to the Indian way of life, with it almost impossible to imagine daily life without it. While this is the case in most cities and towns, a number of people in rural and tribal areas still use traditional fuel or “chulha” to cook, exposing them to health care risks. In a bid to bring such families under the ambit of LPG, the government launched a scheme wherein individuals who could afford the full price of a LPG cylinder gave up the subsidy on it, with this amount used for the benefit of the less fortunate.
Individuals who opt for the LPG subsidy will benefit under the PAHAL Scheme, wherein the LPG subsidy amount will be directly credited into their bank account. For this to happen, beneficiaries should ensure that their Aadhar card is linked to their bank account, which can be done either offline or online. The offline mode involves an individual approaching the bank and filling out relevant forms to complete the linking process, whereas the online mode permits linking through internet banking.
Check LPG Subsidy Amount Credited in Your Bank Account
Check below steps how the LPG subsidy amount is reflected in the bank account of registered individuals once they link their Aadhar details to their account.
- A permanent advance will be deposited into their bank account after they register for subsidy. This is a one-time payment and no such deposits will be made in the future.
- Individuals are entitled to a specific number of subsidized LPG cylinders in a year. On booking a cylinder, they will have to pay the market price for the cylinder.
- The subsidized amount i.e., the difference between the market rate and subsidized rate will be credited into their bank account.
- The permanent advance will be adjusted against any dues if an individual opts out of the scheme or if he/she decides to terminate a LPG connection.
While it is not mandatory to link the Aadhar card to a bank account to receive subsidy, it is recommended that it is done, for it avoids complications and ensures that customers aren’t burdened with additional costs.
Process to Link Aadhaar Card to LPG Connection - Bharat Gas, HP Gas or Indane
Linking Aadhar Card to LPG via Submission of Application to the Distributor
- Download subsidy forms from http://petroleum.nic.in or the official websites of Bharat Gas, HP Gas or Indane.
- Print out the form and enter the necessary information.
- Visit your nearest LPG distributor and furnish the duly filled in application.
- The application can also be dropped in the box at the office.
Linking Aadhaar Card to LPG via the Call Centre
Your Aadhaar Card can be linked to your LPG connection by simply calling the call centre at 18000-2333-555 and following the instructions provided by the operator.
Linking Aadhaar Card to LPG Connection through Post
To link your Aadhaar Card to your LPG connection via post, you will be needed to download the required Form from an official website and fill it in before submitting it along with the required enclosures to the address provided in the form.
Linking Aadhaar Card to LPG Connection through IVRS
Interactive Voice Response System, or IVRS, as it is called in its abbreviated form, is set up by every LPG company to offer customers some help in linking their Aadhaar Card to their LPG connection. Each district has a different IVRS and customers can attain the number for their particular district from the list provided by the company.
IVRS Linking for Customers of Indane
Indane customers can link their Aadhaar Cards to their LPG connection by simply visiting http://indane.co.in/sms_ivrs.php and finding out their District Number before calling the number and following the instructions offered by the operator.
IVRS Linking for Customers of Bharat Gas
Bharat Gas customers can link their Aadhaar Cards to their LPG connection by visiting www.ebharatgas.com/pages/Customer_Care/CC_IVRSInfo.html and scroll down till you find the IVRS number for your particular state, after which you can simply follow the instructions and complete the process.
IVRS Linking for Customers of HP Gas
HP Gas customers can link their Aadhaar Cards to their LPG connection by visiting www.hindustanpetroleum.com/hpanytime and finding the IVRS number for your particular state. You may then dial that number and follow the instructions provided by the operator and complete the process.
Linking Aadhaar Card to LPG Connection via SMS
Customers can now link their Aadhaar Cards to their LPG connection by sending an SMS. The first step is to register your mobile number with your LPG distributor and then just send an SMS from the registered number.
Linking Aadhaar Card to LPG Connection through the Online Route
Customers who wish to undertake the linking process without leaving the comfort of their homes can now link their Aadhaar cards to their LPG connection through the online method. Following is a comprehensive step-by-step guide that can help your complete the process with relative ease:
- Visit https://rasf.uidai.gov.in/seeding/User/ResidentSelfSeedingpds.aspx and enter the requisite information.
- Choose the Benefit Type. Since you will be linking your Aadhaar Card to your LPG connection, you will have to choose “LPG”, following which you will have to mention the Scheme Name according to your LPG connection. The scheme names are as follows: “IOCL” for Indane connections, “BPCL” for Bharat Gas connections and “IOCL” for HP Gas.
- Choose the Distributor name from the list and enter your LPG consumer number.
- Enter your mobile number, email address, and your Aadhaar number before hitting the “Submit” key.
- Once the aforementioned steps are complete, your email id and mobile number will receive an OPT which must be entered into the page and submitted to complete the process.
Once your online request has been successfully registered, the details entered in the form will be verified by the concerned authorities. Your email id and mobile number will receive a confirmation of the linking once it has been successfully completed
News about Linking Aadhar Card to LPG
5 lakh Consumers to Lose their LPG Subsidy in Karnataka
LPG users receive 12 cylinders a year at a subsidised rate from the government. The subsidy on every cylinder is transferred directly to the consumer’s bank account under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. Central government set 30th September as deadline for consumers to link their accounts with their Aadhaar. Although the deadline was extended to 30th November, around 5 lakh consumers stand to lose their LPG subsidy for not linking their accounts with their Aadhaar.
According to Abhijit De, DGM of Indian Oil Corporation, out of 50 lakh consumers approximately 2.2 lakh consumers haven’t submitted their UIN. HP Gas has around 40 lakh consumers out of which 2 lakh consumers haven’t linked their accounts. Karnataka has most number of consumers who have linked their Aadhaar with their accounts while some have voluntarily given up their subsidies.
14th December 2016
Subsidy to Be Cut to Bank Accounts of Scheme holders, if UIN not Provided in Certain States
People under the gas subsidiary scheme, amounting to 17 lakh in numbers of LPG customers in the North India, will not have their subsidy sent to bank accounts if they do not provide the Unique Identification Number or UIN along with their Aadhaar number to their respective distributors.
The states and union territory where this will be implemented include Punjab Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and J&K. The oil marketing companies have also been asked by the central government to stop transferring LPG subsidy to bank accounts of eligible households even if their accounts are linked with Aadhaar number. The date of submission has been extended till November 30, for submission for citizens to get their unique identification number (UIN).
28th October 2016
Supreme Court to Decide for the Aadha-Link Requirement for NAD (National Academic Depository)
The Union Cabinet's initiative of setting the National Academic Depository (NAD) which is linked to the Aadhar number was supposed to be decided on, by the Supreme Court hearing on Friday, challenging the requirement and implementation of the new Aadhaar Act. NAD was to be set up as one of the initiatives of the Digital India campaign with the requirement of the Aadhaar number. This majorly due to the fact that the aadhar Act goes against the voluntary requirement of the Aadhar card, as an Indian citizen.
27th October 2016
LPG Subsidy Cannot Be Stopped for Not Linking the Aadhaar
According to the CEO of UIDAI, ABP Pandey, the government cannot stop the subsidy for LPG if the Aadhaar is not linked. According to him, all the customers have time till the end of November to apply for the Aadhaar number in order to continue receiving subsidy.
As per ABP Pandey, the Aadhaar law states that customers who don’t have the number and gas connection linked must submit the passbook of their bank, enrolment number for Aadhaar or an undertaking that states that the individual has subsidized gas connection.
5th October 2016
A Three Month Extension On The Deadline For Linking Aadhaar With LPG Connection
Pratap Doshi, President of All India LPG Distributors Federation has announced that an additional period of three months will be provided to those people who have missed the September 30 deadline for linking their cooking gas connections to Aadhaar. This step has been taken so that people who have missed the first deadline do not get denied of subsidy on the fuel. Linking cooking gas connections to Aadhaar card were made mandatory since July.
25th September 2016
Aadhaar Mandatory for Enjoying Government Benefits
For several individuals, the OMC (Oil Marketing Companies) have stopped offering subsidies on the monthly refills of LPG for failure of submitting Aadhaar Card number to the respective gas agencies. June 30, 2016 was the last date for linking gas agencies and Aadhar Card numbers.
According to the OMC (Oil Marketing Companies) sources, this particular move of linking the Aadhaar Card numbers and the gas agencies is due to the insistence of the MOP (Ministry of Petroleum). The submission of fresh KYC (Know Your Customer) norms is not being explained to the customers by the gas agencies. In turn, this is leaving several people without any reimbursement of subsidy for July.
Currently, the market price of each LPC cylinder is Rs 535. The Centre refunds the subsidy amount which is Rs 107.28. According to one of the owners of a gas agency, their job is to collect the customer details and deliver the LPG cylinders. However, individuals are being penalised as the Government wishes to keep a track of all the people who own LPG connection. The KYC submission last date is September 30, 2016. Unless KYC or Aadhar is provided by an individual, the subsidies will be frozen.
5th August 2016
Lack of Aadhaar No Bar for LPG Subsidy
The lack of an Aadhaar card won’t deny the deserving from benefiting from the LPG subsidy, according to the Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty.
The statement was made at a session in the Rajya Sabha where the fallout of the strict implementation of a recent directive which will stop subsidy payments for all those who do not link their Aadhaar cards with their LPG connections was raised.
The minister revealed that alternate identification would be accepted in such cases, as per the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act of 2016. According to estimates, close to 90% of the population have received their Aadhaar cards so far.
For certain states like Meghalaya and Assam, where a large number of individuals have not received Aadhaar cards yet, alternate arrangements would be made to ensure those who require the subsidy receive it.
29th July 2016
Aadhaar Act Receives Legal Framework, Now in Operation
The Aadhaar Act 2016 made it compulsory for all individuals in India to attain an Aadhaar Card if they wish to avail financial benefits and subsidies. The Act has been notified by the government and it has now received a legal framework to issue and use the Aadhaar. The next move of the government is expected to be the appointment of the next chairperson for the UIDAI. A committee lead by the cabinet secretary is expected to provide recommendations for the same, and the committee has secretaries from the department of finance, the department of personnel and training and the department of IT and technology in addition to two experts recommended by the communications and IT minister.
13th July 2016