The scheme, Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) launched in June 2013 was again re-launched in November 2014, named PAHAL, and is introduced to curb the diversion of subsidized LPG. Under the scheme all LPG consumers are to submit their bank account details and/ or Aadhaar card details to avail the benefits.The scheme is designed in a way as to ensure that the subsidy for domestic customers is not diverted elsewhere and reaches the users directly.
Joint Bank Account Facility For LPG Subsidy Under Pahal DBTL Scheme
In one single house, there are families of two own brothers. They have two different kitchens with two different LPG Connections. In this case, on one single account, the benefit cannot be enjoyed by both the families. Hence, they will have to open two different accounts to avail two different LPG subsidies.
In an another example; A mother-in-law has a joint account with her daughter-in-law, living in the same house. They have two separate kitchens, with two different LPG connections in the same house with one being a Vegetarian kitchen and the other being a non-vegetarian kitchen. The bank links the DBTL connection with the daughter-in-law but refuses the connection with the same bank account number of the mother-in-law.
In this case, you can open a separate account to avail the LPS subsidy. You can open a Zero Balance Jan Dhan Yojana.
In yet another instance; if the male is a paralytic person and not able to do anything, his wife can make her account joint with her husband and can get the cylinder transferred to her name and avail the benefit.
Some banks allow you to take advantage of the scheme but others refuse. As such, joint account holders to avail the scheme may not be possible in all cases. So it is advisable to have an individual account to avail the LPG Subsidy. Kindly inquire with you individual banks before taking up on a process.
Other Important Articles Related to Pahal DBTL Scheme
- All details about Pahal DBTL LPG Subsidy Scheme
- Process to know the 17 Digit LPG ID to avail LPG Subsidy
- Check your LPG Subsidy DBTL Status
- What should I Do if LPG Subsidy Not Received in bank account
Note :- Author of this article is Neha Madiya