Although cabinet has postponed the decision of making Aadhar card mandatory for availing LPG subsidy, but the scheme has not ended for common people yet. Instead of ending Aadhar card’s need for subsidy benefits, LPG distributors have extended the duration for submitting Aadhaar details.
Although Supreme Court has raised questions over distributing subsidy through Aadhar Card but the Government is still not concerned about it.
LPG subsidy will be given only to those who have submitted their Aadhar card copy to their respective gas agencies in Gurgaon. All gas companies have ordered gas agencies in this regard.
Demand of subsidized LPG cylinders diversion for commercial purpose has declined by 1.5% because of harsh policies of government.
Despite Supreme Court’s order on Aadhar Card, third phase of LPG-subsidy through DBT scheme begins from Tuesday (1 October).
What is the DBT-LPG Subsidy Scheme? In this scheme a LPG consumer has to link his Aadhaar number with his bank account and LPG Consumer number.
After successfully implementing the Aadhaar based DBT scheme for LPG subsidy in 20 districts, government is mulling over to expand its sphere to cover 269 more districts by January 2014.
More than 45 lakh transactions were completed in the bank accounts of the consumers till 20th August 2013 under the Aadhaar based LPG subsidy through DBT scheme in 20 districts.