What is LPG Subsidy Scheme? – DBTL “PAHAL” Scheme Explained

The DBTL scheme was actually launched on 1st June 2013 and it covered 291 districts. As many customers faced problems in linking their Aadhar card, the Government launched the modified version of scheme keeping in mind the issues faced earlier. The new DBTL scheme was launched on 15th November 2014 for the 54 districts of the country. For the remaining districts, the scheme has started on the first day of new year that is 1st January 2015. Not only the government made some significant changes in the scheme, they renamed it to ” Pratyaksh Hanstantarit Labh or PAHAL“. Under this scheme more than 15 crore consumers spread across 676 districts of the country will be covered.

Features of LPG Subsidy Scheme

  • This scheme will enable the LPG customers to get subsidy directly to their respective bank accounts.
  • You can link your aadhar card to the bank account to get the direct benefit of the subsidy. The govt has made another significant step by announcing that the the subsidy can also be availed without aadhar card also
  • As per this scheme the consumer who will avail this scheme to avail the subsidy directly to the bank account  will be referred as “Cash Transfer Compliant (CTC)”
  • The consumers will be offered Permanent Advance  once they join the PAHAL (DBTL) Scheme. The payment will be transferred directly to the bank account of consumers as soon as they make the first booking for a cylinder after joining the scheme.

More About the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Scheme 

  • New modified DBTL scheme was launched for the 54 districts on 15th November 2014 and for the remaining districts on 1st January 2015.
  • The consumers will have three months(Grace Period) from the date of launch to join the scheme.
  • In these months the consumers will be benefited with the subsidized cylinders.
  • If the consumer will not join the scheme within those 3 months, they will be given extra duration of three months(known as Parking Period) to get done with the process but in this meantime they need to buy the cylinder at the market price
  • Note : If the consumer did not join the scheme within the Parking period, he/she will not be able to get the subsidy. The LPG cylinders to such people will be given at market price only
  • Once the scheme is joined within these 3 extra months, the customers will be provided with the Permanent advance as well as the due subsidy of the cylinders

Still Have Doubt?- Understand with Example

For example, Suppose i am a resident of one of the Districts where scheme was launched on 15th November 2014. Now from 15th November 2014 to 14th February is the time which will be called as Grace period. In this time period i will be eligible to get cylinder at the Subsidized rate but i need to join the scheme with in these three months.

Another scenario in the same example is that if i didn’t join the scheme till 14th February 2015. Now in this case i will enter into the parking period. The government is generous enough to give me extra three months(till 14th May 2015) but i will get the LPG at market price. Once i join the scheme before 14th May i will be considered as CTC by government and all the subsidy will be transferred to my account.

We hope this example helped you in understanding the whole process. If you still have doubt, leave your comments below, we will try to resolve your queries.