Join PAHAL (DBTL)
ENSURE YOUR LPG SUBSIDY IN BANK AND PREVENT ITS MISUSE
Launched in 54 districts on 15.11.2014 and To Be Launched in Rest of India on 01.01.2015
If you had joined the previous PAHAL (DBTL) scheme and had got the advance/subsidy in your Bank Account then – You don’t have to do anything again.
About the PAHAL (DBTL) Scheme
If you’ve misplaced your Aadhaar card, don’t panic because you can easily download a fresh copy. It needs you to know your Aadhaar number, but you can easily look that up online.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the UIDAI website.
- Make sure that Aadhaar No (UID) is selected from the two options near the top of the screen.
- Type in your full name, as printed on the Aadhaar card.
- Type either the email address or phone number that you used to register for Aadhaar.
- Enter the characters you see in the image above Enter the Security Code.
- Click Get OTP.
- A one-time password will be sent to your email address or phone number, whichever you entered in the form. Enter this password in the form next to Enter OTP.
- Click Verify OTP.
- Now you’ll receive your Aadhaar number on via SMS or email.
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Scheme Promises Transparency, Easier Redressal
The LPG subsidy scheme, which will be relaunched in Mumbai on January 1, is expected to be more consumer-friendly .
The scheme was earlier launched in June 2013 but temporarily shelved. Now, the new scheme promises more “transparency , enhancement of subsidy advance and better redressal mechanisms,“ said Bharat Petroleum’s executive director (LPG) George Paul on Friday .For example, there is a mechanism to ensure that you get the subsidy amount transferred in 24 hours and you can track the process real time. There is also a round-the-clock toll-free helpline for any assistance.
The advance money the government will put in your account will be enhanced by Rs 133–from Rs 435 to Rs 568.
For those joining the scheme now, an Aadhaar card or number is no longer a must.“Aadhaar will be a preferred mode for joining the DBTL (Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG), but if you do not have the card, you can fill up a bank mandate form and link it to the subsidy mechanism,“ he said. “We are launching the scheme in Wardha and Amaravati among 54 districts across the country from Saturday . These districts had over 95% registrations for the Aadhaar number, which is why they have been included in the first phase. In the next phase, we will cover Mumbai (80% Aadhaar registrations) and other districts.“ In Mumbai, 44% Aadhaar card owners have already linked to the system, it is learnt.
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Courtesy : Times of India -151114
…………. the massive spending on Aadhaar was sanctioned on the grounds that it would provide identity to millions of poor and disenfranchised Indians and allow them to get the benefits of government schemes and subsidies. In making these claims,Aadhaar hid many crucial facts.
These were: biometrics are not fool proof; finger prints change, have to be revalidated every few years and can be cloned easily; and the sub-contracted data collection process was flawed. People have multiple Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar numbers have been issued to chairs and tables and, as a sting operation confirmed, Aadhaar was easily issued to foreigners for a price and a letter from a politician.
On 26th March, CJ Karira, an activist, won an appeal against the UIDAI’s reluctance to respond to Right to Information (RTI) queries and obtained answers to some crucial questions. First, that oil companies are not using Aadhaar to ‘authenticate’ the identity, but only to ‘match’ the number for themselves. There is no way to delete biometric data if a person wants to ‘opt’ out of Aadhaar—there is no exit. The most stunning revelation was that UIDAI does not maintain any record of who the Aadhaar data is shared with or when.
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Great news on the gas-Aadhaar front. From March 10 onwards, domestic LPG consumers across the State will pay just the subsidised cost price of Rs. 441 per cylinder without depending on the Aadhaar card link up to the bank accounts for reimbursement of the remaining amount.
Clear directives de-linking the gas subsidy from Aadhaar card and bank accounts have reached the gas authorities here and distributors are being asked to start implementing the Aadhaar-less LPG scheme from Monday next onwards.
Those who have already booked for a cylinder and getting it before March 10 will, however, have to pay the non-subsidised price of Rs. 1,200.
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The centre and state governments must not insist on Aadhaar from citizens before providing essential services, the apex court ruled
In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Monday has ruled that Aadhaar or the unique identification (UID) number scheme, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s ambitious project, is not mandatory to avail essential services from the government.
Various state governments have been insisting on making Aadhaar compulsory for a range of formalities, including marriage registration, disbursal of salaries and provident fund among other public services.
While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by retired Karnataka High Court judge Justice KS Puttaswamy and advocate Parvesh Khanna questioning the legal sanctity of Aadhaar, the apex court said, “The centre and state governments must not insist on Aadhaar from citizens before providing them essential services.”
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To check your Aadhaar linkage status please visit the transparency portal of your LPG Company.
Following are the steps to check your Aadhaar linking status at Transparency Portal.
- Step 1: Please click the below given links or paste in your browser
- Step 2: Enter all the details under “Normal Search” and press Proceed Button.
- Step 3: Search your details by entering your Consumer No. or Consumer Name under Search By option and press Enter to know your Aadhaar linking status in LPG and Banks.