Coming November , every citizen who is benefitting from the LPG Subsidy needs to show their Aadhaar cards in order to continue the subsidy in the future.
As the government has made the Aadhaar compulsory for availing cooking gas (LPG) subsidies , and has given citizens a 2 month time period to avail the unique identification number.
Government currently gives 12 cylinders each weighing 14.2 kg at subsidised rate per household per year. And the subsidy on every cylinder is directly transferred to the individual’s bank account , who then buy the cooking gas at the market price.
Oil Ministry Order reads “Individuals who wants to continue benefiting from the LPG subsidies need to furnish the proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication”.
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And for those who are still waiting to get their Identity (Aadhaar) Cards , the Ministry has allotted them an extra time till November 30 , 2016. To make their applications for enrolment to avail the unique identification number , if not made until now.
It takes time to get the Aadhaar Card , until then LPG Subsidy would be transferred based on the given bank photo passbook and Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip or Ration Card or Voter ID Caard or Kisan Photo Passbook or Passport or Driver License with the copy of request for Aadhaar Enrolment.
Another important thing over here is Ministry also wants the individual is not availing LPG Subsidy from any other consumer number of an oil marketing company.
This order will be into effect after November except in states like Assam , Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir.