Friday, January 16, 2015

LPG Subsidy In Details


PAHAL stands for Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh.
DBTL stands for Direct Benefits Transfer For LPG Consumers Scheme. PAHAL. DBTL has been introduced to curb the diversion of the subsidized LPG. Under the scheme, Consumers will pay the market price for the domestic cylinder and the subsidy will be transferred directly to their bank account. This removes the incentive to divert the domestic LPG cylinders, which moved in the supply chain at almost half of their real market price. 


Regarding Enrolment you can find more details from Ministry of Petroleum. There are two ways for enrolment 
Aadhar based -         Link you bank account & aadhar Number, LPG id & aadhar Number 
Non Aadhar based - Link your LPG id and Bank Account 

Indane Users - Click here
HP Users -       Click here
BP Users -       Click here



After Enrolment and upon your First booking, your bank account will be credited with " A one-time advance called Permanent Advance". For the year 2013-14, the Permanent Advance is notified as Rs. 568. It will remain with the consumer till the time of termination of connection, when it will be finally adjusted. LPG consumers who were provided permanent advance on a previous scale will not be eligible for any differential payment on account of the revision in the permanent advance. 


Under PAHAL (DBTL), the LPG consumer can receive subsidy in his bank account. Such a consumer will be called CTC (Cash Transfer Compliant) once he joins the scheme and is ready to receive subsidy in the bank account. Based on Prevailing rate, the Subsidy amount is  Rs.299.68.

Prevailing Cap:

Presently Per year Cap is 12 Cylinders.

Additional Info:

Detailed Handbook on PAHAL Scheme is available here.

Grievance Redressal:

1) For getting any information, providing feedback and for registering any complaint
related to PAHAL (DBTL) consumers can
a. Call toll free 1800-233-3555 number of the OMCs’ call center or 
b. Visit their LPG distributor and fill the complaints/suggestions in Form 6 (see annexure for the form). This form shall be available with each LPG distributor as well as on each OMC portal that can be accessed through 

PS: As on January First Week, there are 16 Crores Connection, 8.45 Crores connection already registered under PAHAL connection. Only 19312 connection registered for "Opt out of Subsidy", it is around 0.012%. Remaining all people  thinking that they deserve for Subsidy.