How to link Aadhaar card to bank account and LPG connection?

This article was written in September 2013. Some details found here are outdated.

This has been updated, to include the policies of new NDA government. The new article has been published on December 24th, 2014. Read it here: How to get LPG subsidy with or without Aadhaar card.

The Central government’s ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for LPG will be introduced in Bangalore starting December 1, 2013. So, be ready with the entire unsubsidised amount in hand when the gas cylinder arrives at your doorstep. The subsidy amount will reach your bank account later – only for 9 cylinders per year, for one connection.

This scheme is also an answer to the question – “Why do you need an Aadhaar card.” If you wish to receive the subsidised LPG, you need to become a Cash Transfer Compliant Customer (CTC)  by linking your Aadhaar number to your bank account and LPG Consumer Number before December 1, 2013.

The DCT scheme aims at reducing black marketing of LPG and misuse of government subsidies by vested interests Pic: Kedar Nadella

In the Phase – V of the DBT roll out, the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG is being extended to the consumers of Bangalore Urban district, and Phase – VI will see the scheme roll out in Bangalore Rural district.

The customers who are unable or unwilling to register themselves for the scheme before December 1, 2013, will become ineligible for receiving subsidised cooking gas, after a grace period of three months – that is February 28, 2014.

Subsidy for gas will not be given henceforth on direct cash payment. You will have to shell out the market price, while the subsidy will be credited to you via bank.

How to become eligible for subsidy?

First and foremost, you need to have the LPG connection in your name. If it is in the name of any other family member, then they have to follow the below steps – not you.

You, or the one who has LPG connection, should also have an Aadhaar card and a bank account in your/his/her own name. If not, then hurry up now and get it as soon as possible. If you already have an Aadhaar card and a bank account,  then follow this procedure:

Step 1: Get the application forms

You need to acquire and fill the bank linking form called as Form 1. It is available on the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas website under the downloads section.

Click on the link, Linking with bank (or click here). Either a form will appear in a new tab or the form will automatically be downloaded. So check your downloads before deciding that the website doesn’t work.

You can also take the forms from your LPG distributor. The full-page newspaper advertisements issued by UIDAI too have the form, which you can cut and use.

Step 2: Link your bank account to Aadhaar card

The consumer under whose name the LPG is registered needs to fill the form. This is done using form 2. Give the exact 12-digit Aadhaar number in the form. You have to attach a copy of Aadhaar letter/ card when submitting the form to the bank.

The form can be deposited personally at home branch of your bank i.e. where your account is registered. Alternatively, you can also link your Aadhaar Number with your bank account through your distributor. Fill the form “Bank Account – Aadhaar Linkage Form (For LPG Consumer only)” and drop it in “Bank Form Drop Box” kept with your distributor. The forms are also available with your distributor.

If you submit the form personally at bank, an acknowledgment slip will be handed over to you, and you are sure your application is in the safe hands.

Step 3: Get your LPG linked to Aadhaar card

The final step is to link your Aadhaar number with your LPG consumer number. For this, you need to be ready with two things.

1. Name of the distributor

2. Your LPG Consumer Number.

You can find consumer number on your first page of DGCC booklet or on the recent cash memo handed over to you by the delivery boy.

You need to get Form 2 which is available on the same Petroleum and Natural Gas website. Fill it with capital letters using blue or black ink. It needs to be accompanied with two attachments: Copy of the first page of DGCC booklet and recent cash memo.

In case your address mentioned in your Aadhaar letter differs from the address already registered with LPG distributor, you need to attach a photocopy of your address proof.

Address proof can be any of the following:

  • Aadhaar (UID) letter

  • Lease agreement

  • Telephone bill

  • Electricity bill utility bill

  • Self declaration attested by Gazette Officer

  • Flat allotment or Possession letter

  • LIC policy

  • Driving license

  • Voter ID

  • Passport

  • Ration card

  • House registration document.

Please note that before you submit the form, you need to take a combined photocopy of Aadhaar letter and the filled up Form 2.

You are required to place the original Aadhaar letter on the left hand side, while your Form 2 will be on the right side adjacent to it.

The final combined photocopy must have your photo of the Aadhaar letter running on the left side corner with the bar code details.

You have six options for linking your LPG with Aadhaar card.

  1. Personally hand over the application to distributor. You can also drop the application in the prescribed boxes, in the petrol bunks belonging to the same company as your LPG provider – ie, HP, Indane or Bharath – whichever is yours.

  2. Post the application: If you don’t wish to go to the distributor’s office or to the nearest petrol pump of the same oil company, you can send it by post to the following address:

IOC (Indane Gas): Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Marketing Division), Indance Area Office, 4th floor, Utility  Building, JCW Road, Bangalore 560002, Karnataka.

HPC (HP Gas): Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Bangalore LPG Regional Office, No. 3 & 4, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura PO, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560048

BPC (Bharat Gas): Bharat Petroleum Corporation LTD. DU PARC Trinity, 7th floor, No. 5, M.G.Road, Bengaluru 560 001

  1. Call Centre: Call on 1800-2333-555 and follow the instructions to register your Aadhaar number.

  2. Online:  Browse to www.rasf.uidai.gov.in  and register yourself by clicking on ‘Start Now’ box, located atthe right side of the page.  (However, for reasons unknown, this website was found to be very slow at the time of verifying.)

  3. IVRS:  You can directly call your respective company and follow the instructions of registration.

Indane Gas(IOC): 8970024365

HP Gas (HPC): 9964023456

Bharat Gas (BPC): 9483356789

     6.    SMS: Registration is just a text away. For this, first, you need to register your number with the Oil Company/ Gas agency. Please note that Bharat Gas customers should register the mobile number before hand. Once their number is registered manually with the authorities they can register their Aadhaar number via text.

For HPC/ IOC customers: REG <space> distributor telephone number with STD code without zero <space> consumer number (e.g. REG 1187654321 564321)

Once the mobile number is registered to LPG consumer number, customers of all the three Oil Companies can link the Aadhaar number via text. You need to type: UID <space> Aadhaar Number (eg. UID 32323232323232). The above text should be sent to the respective companies:

IOC (Indane Gas): 8970024365

HPC (HP Gas): 9964023456

BPC (Bharatgas): 57333 or 52725

You will immediately receive a confirmation saying your Aadhaar number is registered. For methods other than SMS, a confirmation will be sent to you in seven days. However you can anytime check your linkage status on the concerned Oil company websites. Finally, check with your bank and ensure your bank account is Aadhaar-enabled.

What happens when the scheme starts?

  • As soon as you book your first LPG cylinder, you will receive an amount equivalent to the subsidy in your bank account. This will be the advance subsidy that you use for buying the cylinder with non-subsidised price.

  • As soon as you get the first delivery of the cylinder, an amount equivalent to the subsidy will again be deposited to your account. This will be your subsidy for the next cylinder you book.

  • This will continue for nine cylinders in a year. After nine cylinders, you will be eligible for the subsidy only in the next year.

  • If you don’t want to link your bank account with Aadhaar card, you will not be eligible for any subsidy.

  • If you are using gas connection in somebody else’s name, that person needs to link his/her account number to his/her Aadhaar card. The subsidy will come to that account only.

  • If the person on whose name the connection exists is not alive/ relocated or not available for all these processes, the subsidy will not be provided to anyone.

  • Best part of the scheme is, in cases when somebody else books LPG using your consumer number in your absence, or without your knowledge, you might lose one cylinder from your quota. But your account will receive subsidy, and you are not obliged to pay it back to anyone! So far, those who booked gas like this and sold it in black market got away without being caught, even when they used the subsidy meant for you. This measure effectively curbs black marketing of LPG.

To know more about Direct Benefit Transfer and its benefits, click here.

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32 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing such a beneficial article. As I have gone through whole article I noticed you have missed some points.
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  2. International price of gas is in the region of Rs.300 per cylinder, there is no more need for any subsidy, let the government reduce the rate of gas to Rs.300 per cylinder and not Rs.605 immediately or let this government be removed and voted out forever.

  3. I have all set uped Aadhar linking to LPG & Bank. But the problem is, I want to change my bank for receiving subsidy. I have two bank account and I am receiving subsidy in one account but I want to receive it in another account. How Can i change my Bank Account?

    Well, I can see that, there is no reply to any of above comment. Still hoping to get suggestion from you.

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  4. I live in Bapatla. I recieved my indane gas cylinder on Dec 5th 2014.So far the subsidy amount has not been credited into my account Long back my account got linked with aadhar no. I went to outlet where I came to know It got linked.I was advied to go to bank and get it linked again. I went there and met the Manager of the bank got it linked again. Even then I didn’t receive the amount.I don’t know who was responsible for it.Above all I dare not book the cylinder and buy one more. Please guide me and help me sir.

  5. Let the price of cooking gas in India be reduced to the price according to the international price of oil and natural gas, which is below the present subsidy levels, let the government do this immediately else let it be removed. Let the bank account and aadhar card be discarded completely, as there is no subsidy component from the government based on international prices of oil and natural gas. Let this government which does not provide any subsidy according to international prices of oil and natural gas stop harassing the people. Let any government that continues anti-people like this activity be removed. Let the LPG subsidy not haunt consumers anymore, as there is no more subsidy according to the international price of oil and natural gas.

  6. Let the price of cooking gas in India be reduced to the price according to the international price of oil and natural gas, which is below the present subsidy levels, let the government do this immediately else let it be removed. Let the bank account and aadhar card be discarded completely, as there is no subsidy component from the government based on international prices of oil and natural gas. Let this government which does not provide any subsidy according to international prices of oil and natural gas stop harassing the people. Let any government that continues anti-people like this activity be removed. Let the LPG subsidy not haunt consumers anymore, as there is no more subsidy according to the international price of oil and natural gas.

  7. As above post,……THIS IS WHY CONSUMER IS GETTING PROBLEM AFTER LINKED AADHAAR WITH BANK OR LPG….SOLUTION IS ONE GO FOR CONSUMER FORM….BECAUSE IT IS A STRATEGY THAT PETROLEUM CORPORATION PLAYS WITH EVERY INDIANS……..

  8. my aadhaar number is linked with bank a/c, but when i visit online to register my aadhaar number with distributor name and my consumer no, it shows with another person’s name and address. I have cross checked this online processor with my LPG connection/consumer information, second-neighbors LPG consumer information, third-younger brother Lpg connection information but every-bodies information is mismatch or wrong uploaded by baharat gas(BPC). when i call to my distributor with my registered mobile number which i use to book my cylinder as usual, they say your information is correct in our end….. it means distributor has consumers correct information but each petroleum corporation uploaded or has wrong information of consumer to avoid them from their LPG subsidy and not to pay LPG subsidy to consumer due to wrong/mismatch consumer information. if this is happening with the name of ‘link aadhaar and LPG’ than its big joke with every Indians. we three filed case at consumer-form….now your turn ….or can file this complaint with RIGHT TO INFORMATION “WHY THIS IS HAPPENING WITH CONSUMER”.

  9. The bank where I have my account is not listed under the “Aadhaar Enabled Bank accounts” in the Ministry of Petroleum website. So how do I go about ???

  10. i family consumed 9 cylinder in a year then why should i pay subsidy amount ..in case i pay the subsidy amount it is not credited in sbi account when where is gone my subsidy amount 600rs if any body know how to get it back the subsidy amount

  11. Iam using the gas connection in the name of my mother. How can I transfer this to my name. The subsidy will get only for 9 cylinders. How I know no.of cylinders I used by the time.

  12. What for kolkata of West bengal??? I tried it for somany times but failed…

    Thanks
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  14. I had given the Aahdar details in SBI and submitted details in Sri Vishnu gas agency, whitefield, Bangalore. I ordered for cylinder in December and the person took approx Rs. 1044. It was written that approx Rs. 600 will be credited to my account. However Rs. 435 was credited to my account. Any idea why less amount was credited?
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  15. I have tried to link my AADHAR thru’ UADAI portal. But confirmation was not coming even after two weeks.
    Customer service personnel are not aware how to sort out the issue.
    Then I have tried to link thru’ SMS. for HP, For registering tel.no., you have to type HP (not REG as sugggested in the post.) This I came to know after four unsuccessful trials).
    All the concerned agencies shall work together to remove minor hitches to make the linking process smooth. This procedure shall be publicised widely to help scores of ordinary people.

  16. Hi everyone I request all citizens of india Please go and open an account with SBI and link it with your aadhar number it will link in less than 48 hours, I have opened account on friday 1.30 pm and it linked by saturday night. its great please share it with your friends and relatives.

  17. Hi everyone I request all citizens of india Please go and open an account with SBI and link it with your aadhar number it will link in less than 48 hours, I have opened account on friday 1.30 pm and it linked by saturday night. its great please share it with your friends and relatives.

  18. Hi everyone I request all citizens of india Please go and open an account with SBI and link it with your aadhar number it will link in less than 48 hours, I have opened account on friday 1.30 pm and it linked by saturday night. its great please share it with your friends and relatives.

  19. My gas connection is in bangalore and I reside in bangalore. My bank account is outside bangalore in udupi, Karnataka. Can I give this bank account for linking?

    Thanks
    Gopal

  20. While filling up Aadhar application, I had given my bank details. The bank details are not mentioned in the card. Do I still need to link bank account to my aadhar card?

  21. Dear Sir,
    My Aadhar card has been linked with LPG and the same is clearly seen in the site
    I also gave all the details in Bank also They also have arranged for linking and showed me that How ever when i went to the site to check the site I see only green circle relating to LPG but relating to Bank is seen Red circle sir On taking up the Bank again Bank confirmed the linkage at there end

    Please guide me sir Please help me

    with regards and thanks

    P.A.KUMAR

  22. Many people live in more than one place and have a gas connection for use. These

    people also have bank accounts for convenience. If he takes Aadhar card in one place

    and links to a bank elsewhere, is he eligible for subsidy? Similarly Aadhaar card also

    fails to address the benefits for absentee land lords. There are many people living in

    cities who are also farmers in their villages owning lands. They have thier address,

    bank accounts in cities. How do they get benefits like fertiliser subsidy, input subsidy,

    flood relief etc. to their bank account? And also why subsidy for the rich in Bangalore?

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