Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for LPGs will be launched in Mysore on July 1, said Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda, before participating in the video conference with Neeraj Mittal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, at Zilla Panchayat Video Conference Hall here this morning.
Mittal held a video conference with the officials of selected 18 districts throughout the country to discuss implementation of DBT. In Karnataka, both Tumkur and Mysore districts have been selected on pilot project basis to launch the project.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Dr. Ramegowda said that Mysore was currently in second place with regard to Aadhar linked LPG connections and added that it had to further improve in the coming days as the project would be launched on July 1 in the district.
The DC also mentioned that though the district was placed second, there were few lapses with regard to the linking of Aadhar numbers to consumer Bank accounts.
“Consumers are submitting their Aadhar details to respective LPG distributors but are not submitting it to the bank to link their details to their respective bank accounts. This needs to be done with immediate effect since the launch of the projects is on the cards,” he said.
He also mentioned that ‘Drop Boxes’ have been placed at every distributor’s office in which the consumers have to drop the filled application which will be sent to the respective banks or the consumers can go directly to their banks and submit the filled applications to the concerned officials to link the Aadhar number to avail DBT.
Dr. Ramegowda said this process has to be completed within July 1 and no concession will be given to consumers who have not submitted their details to the Bank and to the Distributors.
Consumers should submit their Bank account details, IFSC code of their respective banks, name of consumer and LPG consumer number. These details should be submitted to the Distributor. Those who are unable to visit their banks, can procure forms from their respective LPG distributors.
Dr. Ramegowda said he would be calling a meeting of officials of all 42 banks operating in Mysore district to speed up the process of linking the Aadhar with bank accounts.
The Banks will also be instructed to start a separate wing to help consumers link their respective Aadhar details to the Bank accounts.
Consumers can also check their details on the respective website of the LPG companies. The details can be checked on the transparency portals on websites such as www.indane.co.in, www.hindustanpetroleum.com and www.ebharatgas.com. They can als contact the following numbers: IOC – 94482-89974, HPCL – 94490 41967 and BPCL – 94482 82945.
The total number of LPG distributors in Mysore district is 30 while the total number of LPG consumers is 5,18,134.
Aadhar details submitted to LPG distributors are 3,97,405 while those submitted at various Banks are 2,81,416.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore