About PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) DBTL scheme
Launch: It was earlier launched on June 1, 2013, the modified scheme was re-launched in 2014. It required the consumer to mandatorily have an Aadhaar number for availing LPG Subsidy.
Key features (Modified scheme)
Options to receive LPG subsidy:
Under the modified scheme, the LPG consumer can now receive subsidy in his bank account by two methods. 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. The two options are:
- Option I (Primary): For joining the scheme, the consumers have to fill up a form available with distributors and also on www.mylpg.in. The consumers need to provide their Aadhaar number to LPG distributor and to Bank.
- Option II (Secondary):
- If LPG consumer does not have an Aadhaar number, then he can directly receive subsidy in his bank account without the use of Aadhaar number.
- This option which has now been introduced in the modified scheme ensures that LPG subsidy is not denied to an LPG consumer on account of lack of Aadhaar number.
- In this option, Either consumer can Present bank account information to the LPG distributor
LPG consumers who do not wish to avail the LPG subsidy for LPG cylinders can simply choose to opt out of subsidy.
LPG Consumers who are already CTC prior to launch on modified DBTL
Domestic LPG Consumer who had already joined the earlier DBTL scheme by linking their Aadhaar to bank and LPG database don’t need to take fresh action for receiving subsidy as the subsidy will be transferred to their bank accounts via Aadhaar based on the previous seeding
Pricing under DBTL
- Under DBTL, once a consumer joins the scheme, he will get the cylinders at market price and will receive LPG subsidy directly in his bank account.
- Grace Period: Non-CTC consumers will be allowed 3 months from the date of launch of DBTL to become CTC.
- A one-time Advance will be provided to every CTC consumer joining DBTL. The Advance will be notified, from time to time and will remain fixed for a financial year.
- 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.
Who is not eligible for LPG Subsidy under the scheme?
The Government has decided that the benefit of the LPG subsidy will not be available for LPG consumers if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs 10,00,000/- during the previous financial year computed as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Government has launched the ‘#GiveItUp’ campaign which is aimed at motivating LPG users who can afford to pay the market price for LPG to voluntarily surrender their LPG subsidy.