There is a bad news for all those LPG consumers who are availing LPG subsidy benefits by linking their account number with bank. Such consumers will no longer get LPG subsidy benefits. Aadhar card number must be linked in order to get LPG subsidy benefits. In simple words, there will be no LPG subsidy to consumers without Aadhar card. Petroleum Ministry has issued a new order for all those consumers who are getting LPG subsidy just by linking bank account number and not having Aadhar card. According to this latest order, Aadhar card must be linked to get LPG subsidy benefits.
After instructions from central government, LPG companies have asked their dealers to locate such consumers and get their Aadhar card number linked as early as possible. Such consumers should also visit their LPG distributor to submit their Aadhar card photocopy to continue receiving subsidy amount in their linked bank accounts. Agency operator will link consumers’ Aadhar card number with bank account.
Deadline for linking Aadhaar card number with bank account is 31st December 2015. If the consumer fails to submit Aadhar card number within the deadline period, then apart from LPG subsidy benefits, consumers could also lose delivery of LPG cylinders. Consumers falling in above mentioned category must submit their Aadhar card photocopy to their LPG distributor before 31st December 2015. Once Aadhar card number gets linked, consumer will be able to receive subsidy in the Aadhaar linked bank account number.