If you are LPG customer then you probably know that the LPG subsidy will be directly transferred to your bank account. But you probably don’t know that you may fill and submit those forms online. There will be better chance for less error and fast linking.
The option to connect to DBT (Direct benefit transfer) scheme made necessary for all domestic LPG customer who wants to get subsidy on their LPG connection. If you have not submitted or linked your LPG to Aadhaar number and Bank account then it is best time to do. Otherwise, starting from May you will not be able to get any subsidy.
How-to connect to DBT scheme online:
First of all know the following terms. It will help you to fill the form online or offline.
- DBT: DBT stands for “Direct benefit transfer”.
- Pahal: It is the DBT program for LPG. Also known as DBTL scheme.
- LPG ID: A 13 digit number assigned to each LPG connection. You may find it online or on latest delivery challans.
- Consumer Number/ID: This number is can be seen on you LPG Card or is it most likely you know. Till now you have used it for booking LPG refill.
- Aadhaar Number: Aadhaar Number is a 12 digit unique identification number allotted to each Indian resident.
- Bank A/c number: Check your cheque book or pass book. If you don’t know or find better to submit your form offline. 😉
- IFSC Code: This code can be seen on your cheque book or could be searched online or RBI/Bank site. There are number of other sites who shares IFSC code. This code is used for cross-bank online transactions in India.
If you are aware about these terms then you may proceed for online seeding (aka filling form).
If you have Aadhaar Number:
If you have your 12 digit number Aadhaar number then you will have do the following steps:
- Linking your Aadhaar to Bank Account.
Linking Aadhaar to your bank account is relatively easy and fast compared to next step. You will have to go to your Internet Banking site and submitting your Aadhaar number. Almost all bank have these features online, some banks have made a dedicated page for non-Internet banking users. Simply Google for Aadhaar linking to ____ bank and you will find appropriate link.In a few days, your bank account will be linked to Aadhaar number. You may call local branch/online banking/phone banking for this confirmation. But the best way to check Bank account linking status is here regardless the LPG connection company. Once it is confirmed proceed to next step.
- Linking your Aadhaar to LPG connection.
Once it is confirmed that your Aadhaar is linked to Bank Account. Visit this link and choose your LPG Company and submit the form accordingly. Take extra care about the accuracy of the information you are sharing. Remember, there will be no second chance.
You should not to submit your Bank account details to Indane/HP/Bharat petroleum site. This option is only for non-Aadhaar users.
If you don’t have Aadhaar Number:
If you don’t hold a valid Aadhaar Number you should link your bank account to LPG connection. This is, however, not a permanent solution. The Indian govt. will ask you to share your Aadhaar information. But till then,
- Link your Bank Account to LPG connection.
To fill non-Aadhaar based you probably need your passbook to know basic details. This option varies from company to company. Currently there are 3 LPG companies in india and the respective links are as follows:1. Indane: http://indane.co.in/bankseeding.php
2. HP Gas: http://myhpgas.in/myHPGas/HPGas/JoinDBTLNonAadhaar.aspx
3. Bharat Gas: http://my.ebharatgas.com/bharatgas/main.jsp?opt=lpgServices
This will good as long as they give subsidy to non-Aadhaar customers.
WAIT!! Read this before proceeding.
- The Aadhaar number, LPG connection and bank account should belong to same person and same name.
- There will be only one chance to fill the DBTL online. You will not be allowed to modify once submitted. Also there is no way to look what have you submitted online after successful submission.
- If you are not sure about your act consider submitting form offline.
PS: Other than Indane I find Bharat Gas and HP Gas server slow. Even worse, Bharat Gas returned me an error 404, which means the page is not found. If the links are working for you go for it. This is the best way to get enrolled to Pahal or DBTL scheme.
You might like to read official documentation on Indian Petroleum site.
Good Luck! And don’t forget to share your experience.