Direct Benefit Transfer scheme from May 15 direct transfer of the subsidy to LPG consumers will start…Under the Central government Direct Benefit Transfer schemes, 1st phase direct cash transfer of the subsidy to LPG consumers will start from May 15. Direct Benefit Transfer- DBT is an anti-poverty program launched by the Government of India. This program targeted to transfer subsidies directly to the poor people.
The first target of this Direct Benefit Transfer program is transparency in distribution and to stop misuse of the funds spending by the Central Government of India. The Union government in place of giving subsidy amount of around Rs.600 per cylinder to the oil companies hereafter will transfer the amount to the consumers’ bank accounts directly under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. But for this, consumers should have their Aadhaar numbers included to their bank accounts and also to the database of oil companies.
The LPG consumers are eligible for 9 cylinders a year. Now they had to pay Rs.1000 at the time of delivery. The Union government will send RS 600 to their bank accounts and the consumer can withdraw the subsidy amount after credited into their accounts. The Union government ensures that there is no delay to withdraw the subsidy amount once the consumer takes the delivery of the LPG cylinder. After May 15, the subsidy amount would be credited in advance to the bank accounts of LPG consumers in 1st phase areas.
The main objective of the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme on LPG is to check bogus cards, ghost consumers and misuse of domestic LPG cylinders for commercial purpose. Those who were awaiting Aadhaar number would be given LPG cylinders at the subsidized price only till August 15.
Those who had enrolled and are waiting for Aadhaar number could approach e-Aadhaar websites to know the status. Those who had enrolled before March 2012 and did not get their number also would have to enrol again. Check more at https://dbtbharat.gov.in.