Mysore first in country to get the scheme

The Centre’s ambitious scheme of the Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) of Subsidy to domestic LPG consumers who possess the Aadhar card will be launched as a pilot project in Mysore city from Feb. 15, 2013.

This was disclosed by Union Finance Ministry’s Joint Secretary Neeraj Mittal, during a meeting of the representatives of State-owned oil companies at Fortune JP Palace hotel in city this morning.

The scheme will be launched in a total of 51 districts of the country, of which Mysore district is the first.

"The reason for Mysore being chosen for the first launch is that according to UID, 95 per cent of the district’s populace have been registered under the Aadhar card scheme," said Mehul J. Patel, Hindustan Petroleum distributor in city.

"After the launch, all domestic LPG consumers in the district will get LPG at market price," he said.

"To avail the subsidy amount for domestic cylinders, the customer must possess an Aadhar card and later attach a copy of the DGCC (Domestic Gas Consumer Card) ‘Blue’ book, or recent LPG receipt/bill to a photocopy of the Aadhar letter.

"The same may be submitted to the LPG distributor at the earliest to avoid last minute rush (last date being Feb. 15, 2013) send it by post to the respective marketing company," said Patel and added that the consumers must immediately visit their bank to attach their bank account number with Aadhar number.

Address Proofs (photocopy of any one of the following): Aadhar (UID) letter, Lease Agreement, Telephone or Electricity Bill or any other Utility bill, Self- Declaration attested by Gazetted Officer, Flat Allotment or possession letter, LIC Policy, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Ration Card, House Registration Document. For appoinments at Aadhar enrollment centres, visit: appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx

For those who do not have an Aadhar letter, visit the nearest Aadhar enrolment camp.

For those who do not have a bank account, visit the bank and open an Aadhar- linked account.

While discussing the problems likely to be faced by the distributors, the distributors said that only 75% of the district's LPG consumers were registered under Aadhar.

"More awareness must be created among them and for those living in villages in the city's outskirts who find it difficult to visit the city for Aadhar, village-level collection centres be setup," suggested Patel.

The distributors also suggested that making online entries be facilitated by the Ministry to ease the burden at the distribution centres.