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Modified DBTL scheme to re-launched in Odisha from January

Bhubaneswar, November 26: For the better convenience of lakhs of households, the modified direct benefit transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme will be re-launched in Odisha from January 1 next year along with other many States in the country in the second phase.

Earlier in the first phase the Central government has launched the modified (DBTL) scheme in 54 districts in 11 States November 15, 2014 whereby LPG consumers who have not yet availed the benefit will be able to get cash subsidy amount transferred into their accounts to buy Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders at market price.

Under the scheme, LPG consumers will get cash subsidy in their bank accounts so they can buy a cooking gas cylinder at market price.

Cash equivalent to the difference between the current subsidised rate and the market price is transferred to the bank account of a consumer the moment he or she makes the first booking for a cylinder after joining the scheme.

After the consumer takes delivery of the cylinder, another advance cash subsidy is transferred to the bank account.

“Consumers who had joined the scheme earlier and had received cash subsidy in their bank accounts do not need to do anything further. To confirm this, they should check their CTC (cash transfer compliant) status on www.MyLPG.In,” DBTL State level coordinator-cum-IndianOil State unit General Manager KK Sharma told mediapersons here on Wednesday.

Consumers who do not have Aadhaar number can receive cash directly in their bank account without producing Aadhaar. “However, as and when they get Aadhaar they may have to shift to Aadhaar based cash transfer,” said Sharma.

Sharma added that consumers who are not CTC will get a three month grace period during which they will receive the cylinders at subsidised rate. After the grace period, they will get an additional period of three month as parking period. During the parking period they will have to buy cylinders at the market rate. If the consumer joins the scheme within the parking period, the subsidy as per entitlement and consumption during parking period will be transferred to his bank account.

As per modification the subsidy per domestic subsidised cylinder shall be fixed.

LPG consumers who will now join the modified scheme in future will get a permanent advance towards the purchase of the first market priced cylinder equal to the fixed subsidy per cylinder.

All LPG consumers who had already joined the scheme solely based on Aadhaar number will start getting subsidy in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts after scheme is launched.

IndianOil State unit Chief Area Manager KK Mishra said there are 28 lakh LPG consumers and said massive awareness programmes will be undertaken across the State to sensitise people on the issue.

Earlier, the DBTL scheme had launched in seven districts like Baleswar, Bhadrak, Sundargarh, Khordha, Cuttack, Balangir and Puri in the State. 

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