What is the Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme for LPG Consumers?
On 1st July 2011, the Government of India launched a scheme for domestic LPG consumers. They named the scheme as “Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme”. The scheme was also named “Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PAHAL)”. However, in the year 2015, the government gave the last revision to the scheme.
In this project, the domestic LPG consumers have to connect their LPG consumer ID with their Bank account and Aadhaar number. This will provide subsidies on domestic LPG cylinders.
The main motto of the scheme is to give all the subscribers a subsidy amount directly in their bank account on the LPG connections.
Initially, this scheme covered only 291 districts. A year later, 54 districts were added additionally. The scheme covered all districts of the nation by the year 2015. Currently, there are almost 15 crore customers in 676 districts who can take benefit of this scheme.
Now let’s read all about the DBTL scheme.
Objectives of the Scheme:
- To remove diversion appeals.
- To eliminate LPG connections with duplicate or fake connections.
- To enhance the delivery or availability of LPG cylinders to actual consumers.
- The scheme will allow consumers for self-selection in terms of subsidy.
- To protect the subsidy rights.
- To ensure the subsidy rights for the consumers as well.
How Does the Scheme Work for the Consumers?
The Oil Marketing Companies execute the DBTL scheme for the consumers. These companies work with the help of the LPG distributor network, which forms the LPG consumer’s interface.
As per the scheme, the LPG consumer database includes the following information:
- The unique LPG ID of domestic LPG consumers
- Date of birth
- Permanent Address
- Aadhar Card number
- Details of the Bank account
Based on the area, this database will be for distributorship. It will be checked and maintained regularly by OMC. On the other hand, the central system will do the same for the database.
As per the request raised by the consumer the LPG cylinders are delivered by the LPG distributors. The consumers get the LPG cylinders delivered at market prices. After delivering cylinders the distributors will upload the receipt signed by the consumer. This will in turn show the completion of a transaction in the system of central.
Further, the OMC will begin its subsidy to the consumers by sending a notification to the sponsored bank. Simultaneously, it will send a notification to the NPCIL. The NPCIL stands for National Payment Corporation of India. NPCIL is a platform enabled for giving subsidy to LPG consumers in their bank account.
After transferring the subsidy, the central system receives the information regarding the same. Further, the OMC will request the government to initiate the repayment of subsidies.
What Are the Two Methods for DBT Scheme?
Majorly the government has offered two methods to the consumer to take LPG subsidies. It includes:
OPTION 1: If the customer has an Aadhaar number then it will act as a medium for transferring subsidy. So, the Aadhaar card of LPG consumers must be linked to their bank account and LPG consumer number. In the scheme, you as a consumer will be named CASH TRANSFER COMPLIANT(CTC).
Further, you will have to share Aadhar card details with the LPG distributor. You will get your subsidiary in your bank account directly.
OPTION 2: If you don’t have an Aadhaar card, then also you can take the subsidy under this scheme. Initially, the government made it mandatory for the consumer to have an Aadhaar Card. But now the restriction has been removed by the government.
Those subscribers who do not have an Aadhar card will submit their bank account details to the distributor of LPG. They can also go to their relevant bank and can submit their 17 digit LPG consumer number. This procedure will help them to receive the subsidy of LPG on a monthly or quarterly basis.
How to Check the Subsidy Status of LPG Online?
- Firstly, you will have to visit www.mylpg.in website.
- In the space provided to you, put your LPG ID of 17 digits.
a) If you are not familiar with your LPG ID with 17 digits, then click on the “know your LPG ID” button.
b) Nextly, choose your service provider from the options that are HP GAS, INDANE & BHARAT GAS.
c) After that, put your mobile number or address of the email linked to your connection to LPG in the next step.
d) Put the OTP obtained on your recorded mobile number in the OTP box.
e) The 17 digit LPG ID of your connection will be displayed.
- It’s optional if you want to register through name, email address & mobile number.
- On login successfully, you can see all the details of the subsidies released. As well as, you can view the booking details of the cylinder.