23.24 CRORE CONSUMERS JOINED DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFER OF LPG SUBSIDIES
New Delhi. Under PAHAL scheme, the authorized subsidy to LPG consumers is transferred directly into the bank account of the consumers. The subsidy is transferred either through Aadhaar Transfer Compliant (ATC) or Bank Transfer Compliant (BTC) mode on the basis of seeding of Aadhaar number in bank account. As on 28.12.2018, out of 25.17 crore LPG consumers, 23.24 crore consumers have joined the PAHAL Scheme and are getting subsidy in their registered bank accounts. State/UT-wise details of Cash Transfer Complaint Consumers as on 28.12.2018 are given below.
Some complaints have been received regarding non-transfer of subsidy which was mainly due to deseeding of Aadhaar from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) mapper. The matter was taken up with NPCI. Further, the customer has also been given the option of receiving subsidy through Bank Account Transfer Compliant Mode.
Details of average subsidy per cylinder on domestic LPG in Delhi during the year 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to 1st half) are as under –
|Particulars||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19 (up to 1st half)|
|Average Subsidy (₹ per cylinder)||₹ 108.78||₹ 173.41||₹ 219.12|
|State/UT-wise details of Cash Transfer Complaint Consumers as on 28.12.2018|
|State/UT||Cash Transfer Compliant Consumers|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||77,818|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||79,093|
|Daman and Diu||56,932|
|Jammu and Kashmir||25,76,521|
This information was given by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.