The much-hyped Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for Aadhar-linked LPG consumers launched only a few days ago in the city seems to have run into hurdle as more than 200 LPG consumers of various gas agencies in the city today thronged the premises of the Main Branch of State Bank of Mysore (SBM) on Ashoka road complaining that their Aadhar numbers had not been linked to their bank accounts despite providing all the necessary information.

The bank officials, who were caught unaware, had a tough time in convincing the protesting consumers who blamed the bank staff for the lapse in getting subsidy credited to their accounts even after days of purchasing LPG cylinders from various gas dealers.

While bank officials clarified that their accounts had been linked to Aadhar numbers, the angry consumers said that gas agencies claimed that they had not submitted related Aadhar numbers.

On contacting the office of the Deputy Commissioner for his version on the controversy, this reporter was directed to contact the Deputy Director of the Department of Food and Civil Supplies, who in turn, asked him to contact Lead Bank Manager K.N. Shivalingaiah who was away at the Zonal Office in Kuvempunagar.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore