Aadhaar not needed for subsidised LPG
Subsidised cooking gas cylinders can be purchased without an Aadhaar account, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily informed parliament Friday.
"A clarification will be issued within a week," Moily said, referring to the government's earlier decision to suspend the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme till a panel reviewed its implementation.
Along with the decision to raise to 12 the cap on annual availability of subsidised LPG cylinders, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs last month decided to suspend the DBTL scheme, thereby delinking the Aadhaar account from disbursal of subsidised cooking gas cylinders.
Many consumers either do not have the Aadhaar number or do not possess a bank account linked to their Aadhaar number.
Subsidised cylinders can now be purchased without an Aadhaar account, Moily told the Lok Sabha.
He said there have been problems in the DBT programme, mainly related to banks, which have been given Rs.435 per cylinder as subsidy. But this is not enough as the subsidised price of one 14.2 kg cylinder has increased to Rs.700.
The minister clarified that the government has not increased the price of subsidised cylinders for consumers.
(Posted on 21-02-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: