The DBT for LPG will be rolled out from 01/06/2013, and all associated Government agencies are busy minimizing any last minute hurdles. The current focus in on 20 districts where the Pilot will be run.
Massive publicity campaigns have been running in Print, TV, Online on the need for LPG consumers to link their Aadhaar number in Gas companies database as well as their bank account.
To further ease the process of seeding your Aadhaar in your Bank account, Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services, vide Cir No. 6/38/2012-FI dt 17/05/2013, has issued the following guidelines.
It has now been decided by Government to receive the seeding requests from LPG customers in a secured manner through locked boxes also to be kept at dealer premises, petrol pump etc. as well as by door to door arrangements by OMCs.
The modalities for receiving these requests through locked boxes by OMCs and seeding the Aadhaar number in bank accounts by banks shall be as follows:
(a) Collection of Seeding Requests by OMCs:
i. OMCs shall, through their distribution network and other methods, approach and advise the LPG consumers to provide details of their bank account and Aadhaar for availing subsidy on LPG. A Form for collecting these details has been finalised by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. The form would also require the LPG customer to attach a clear/legible copy of his Aadhaar letter.
ii. The OMCs would arrange for distribution of these forms among the LPG consumers and ensure that locked boxes are available at the dealer premises, Petrol Pumps, and other suitable locations in the District where the consumers can drop the filled forms.
iii. The OMCs would ensure that these filled forms are collected and supplied on a regular basis to the LDM.
iv.Detailed instructions regarding above are being issued separately by MoPNG to the OMCs.
b) Seeding of Bank accounts with Aadhaar by banks:
On receipt of the secured locked boxes containing the forms by the LDMs, the action to be taken will be as follows:
i. LDMs would arrange sorting of these forms bank wise.
ii. Bank-wise bunch of forms will be handed over to the District Coordinator (DCOs) of the concerned bank within 2 days of receipt from OMCs.
iii. Depending upon the number of such requests and bank branches, the DCOs can decide whether the seeding of Aadhaar is to be undertaken centrally for the district or at select/all branches. In case seeding is to be undertaken at branch level, the forms would be sorted and delivered to the branch concerned.
iv. All banks already have system in place for seeding of Aadhaar in bank account when a customer approaches the bank with his Aadhaar letter. For seeding of Aadhaar based on information furnished by the consumers through the OMCs, the banks would follow similar procedure. Forms where details have been successfully seeded in bank account should be retained in bank/ branch.
v. Wherever the seeding cannot be completed due to either incomplete details or details not matching with bank details, the reasons may be recorded on the forms. All such forms shall be returned to OMCs through the LDMs.
vi. All banks would ensure that all accounts seeded with Aadhaar are updated on NPCI Mapper at the end of every day.
- Pathanamthitta striving for 100% Aadhaar seeding (thehindu.com)
- Andhra Pradesh LPG Holders – Are you ready to receive INR 4,000/- in your bank accounts? (simplybanking.wordpress.com)
- Direct cash transfer of LPG subsidy from June (news.in.msn.com)