After the Modi government came into power in 2014, it brought numerous schemes for urban and rural people. It reduced the dependency on intermediaries to provide benefits directly to the deprived sections of the society. Understanding the significance of LPG’s direct subsidy, the government launched the “PAHAL” scheme.

This LPG subsidy scheme benefitted every segment of society and increased the use of LPG. The LPG scheme was first started by the Congress government as a trial only. We will talk about how it has changed the life of many people, especially women. It was a wonderful initiative under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi. The implementation went well, and now every domestic LPG consumer is receiving subsidies directly into their bank account. 

What is LPG subsidy Scheme?

The DBTL (Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG) and PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) scheme was started in June 2013. It was launched to prevent the diversion of benefits that customers deserve to get directly. If you can afford an LPG without subsidy, then you can fill up Form 5 of section 8.5. Submit the form to your distributor.

The scheme was introduced for the 291 districts in six phases. This scheme focused on ten crore domestic consumers and more than 3770 distributors. The consumer needed to possess an Aadhaar number to get LPG subsidy

LPG Subsidy

LPG Subsidy DBT PAHAL Scheme

After a year, the government relaunched the Pahal scheme in 54 districts on 15 November 2014 with some changes. It was the first phase, and then this scheme spread to entire India on the first day of the 2015 year.

It helped in identifying duplicate connections registered the name of an individual. Every consumer has to register their Aadhaar number in the database of LPG and bank account. When the cylinder is delivered to the consumer, he will receive the subsidy directly into the bank account. If you don’t have Aadhaar Card, then simply link the bank account with the LPG database for availing subsidy.

You become a CTC (Cash Transfer Compliant) after joining the scheme. Today, the Pahal DBTL scheme is covering all the districts in India. It endures a Guinness world record for being the world’s most extensive program of cash benefit ever rolled out by any government. 

The motive of Pahal Subsidy Scheme

  • Eradicate incentive for the diversion and prevent black marketing
  • Allowing the decision of taking or giving up subsidy on the consumer 
  • Protecting entitlement 
  • Ensuring the delivery of cylinder and subsidy directly to the customer’s bank account
  • Finding out fake or duplicate connections

Consumers don’t have to buy the cylinder at the market rate. To avail of the benefits of the Pahal DBTL scheme, it is mandatory to have a savings account in India.

Who can apply for the LPG subsidy?

First of all, you ought to become a CTC customer using your Aadhaar number, bank account, and LPG consumer number. We know how critical the subsidy amount is to you, but some people are earning a decent income. They can give up subsidy for the poor and contribute to the growth of underprivileged.

People belonging to higher income clubs are not eligible for the subsidized LPG as per the directive measures taken by the government.

  • Your income should be lower than Rs. 10 Lakh to avail of the subsidized LPG. 
  • People earning less than Rs. 10 lakhs can get the benefit by getting their Aadhaar number linked to the LPG database and bank account, as we already told you.

The most important thing is to have an LPG connection. 

How to apply for the LPG subsidy? Online & Offline Application Forms

Consumers have two options for direct benefit transfer. One is based on the Aadhaar card, and the second one is for people who don’t have aadhaar card.

There are different forms for linking the bank and aadhaar with the LPG. For downloading the forms, you can visit the PAHAL portion of the Petroleum and Natural Gas site. This is mainly for those who possess an aadhaar card.

If you lack aadhaar card, fill the form 3 or form 4 by downloading it from the option of PAHAL portion from the same site. These forms are available on the sites of LPG service providers or log in to Go to your distributor and click on the DBT links. The form is downloaded automatically after clicking on the clicking. An alternative is to get the form of the LPG distributor. 

Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfer

1) Link bank account to Aadhaar card

  • As a domestic LPG consumer, only the registered member can fill the form 1.
  • He has to provide a 12-digit Aadhaar number and attach the aadhaar letter copy.
  • Submit them to the bank where you have opened your account. If the bank is far from your home, then link the Aadhaar number with your bank with the help of a distributor.
  • All you have to do is fill the Bank account and Aadhaar is linking form. It’s better to go and submit the form directly to the bank because you will receive an acknowledgment slip.

This is the fastest and easiest process to link bank account with Aadhaar card. 

2) Link LPG to Aadhaar card

Now, it’s time to link the Aadhaar number with your LPG consumer ID. Keep two things with you – distributor name and 17-digit consumer number. If you neither have cash receipt of the delivery or the DGCC booklet, then you can go to Indane, Bharat, or HP gas sites and enter the details asked. 

  • Form 2 needs to be filled carefully.
  • Add all the details in a capital letter with a blue or black pen.
  • During submission of the form, attach the photocopy of your DGCC booklet and copy of the address proof.
  • Instead of a DGCC booklet copy, you can give a copy of the recent cash receipt.  

Important instructions and details

Scroll of honor: It contains the list of people who have given up subsidy on their own. The list is displayed as a form of appreciation for contributing to national growth.  

Form 1: This form is made for the linkage of Aadhaar number to the bank account. Consumers have to submit this form to their respective banks. 

Form 2: It is used for linking Aadhaar numbers with the LPG account. Consumers need to submit this form to their LPG distribution. 

Form 3: Form 3 helps in linking the LPG account to the bank account without the need for the Aadhaar card. Submit this form to the bank instead of anywhere else.  

Form 4: If you are about to submit the LPG account to the bank account linkage form to the distributor, then you have to fill this form.

Unified form: As the name suggests, you don’t have to fill the form separately. All three forms are combined into one. Fill it as applicable and submit it in the right place. This form can be found only at the Bharat gas portal. 

Address proof you can submit: 

  • Aadhaar (UID) letter
  • Lease agreement
  • Telephone bill
  • Electricity bill or any other 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.

Put the original Aadhaar letter on the left and form 2 on the right, and the final copy must include a photo of the Aadhaar letter. It is available if any person doesn’t have Aadhaar card. The declaration form is provided, which should be submitted to the LPG distributor. It is for claiming that you don’t have Aadhaar card. However, once you get the Aadhaar card, then you have to submit it to the agency. 

How to Apply Online for LPG Subsidy

Step 1: Create an account if possible and log in to

Step 2: Select your LPG service provider from the name mentioned

Step 3: Now, click at the “Join DBT” link shown at its portal

Step 4: Select the possibility that suits you. For example, if you haven’t made the Aadhaar card, yet then find the link saying “if you do not have Aadhaar…” that will take you to DBTL. 

How to link your bank account to the LPG account? 

Submit details to LPG distributor

Form 4 is for the bank account detail that needs to be provided to the LPG distributor. Before this, find out if your bank is registered at the National Automated Clearing House Platform or not. Otherwise, register yourself on the LPG agency and supply all the information online. 

Submit details to a bank branch

The bank branch where your account is registered, go there to submit 17-digit consumer ID in form 3. The bank should be registered on the NAHC platform. If your bank is not on that list, open a new savings account in some other bank. 

How to fill up the Offline LPG subsidy form? 

In the LPG subsidy form of Pahal scheme, you will find three parts that you have to fill up. In the first section i.e., Part A, add your LGP consumer number or ID consisting of 17 digits along with the name as given. This detail is present on the blue book or a cash receipt. In Part B, add the Aadhaar number along with the name given on it. 

In the last Part C, what you have to do is add the details of your bank account. The details of the LPG connection owner and the bank account must be the same. Your application can be rejected if the info will not match. Fill the account number, branch name, account owner name, and the IFSC code. In the end, sign the declaration by writing the date and place. Get your acknowledge slip after submitting the LPG subsidy form

Check LPG Subsidy Joining Status Online

Consumers should log in to the transparency portal of their LPG service provider. Visit the link and follow the steps given there. Navigate to the “Check DBTL (CTC) status and click on it. Now, you can check the current status.  

Have you joined the scheme earlier? 

There is no necessity to do anything if you have linked the Aadhaar number in LPG and the bank’s database earlier. These kinds of consumers will receive cylinders at the market price as per the launching date of the scheme. The money will be sent to their respective bank accounts. Ask the LPG distributor or check the status at the online portal of your LPG company to get benefits.

Grace Period

Non-CTC consumers get 3 months for the enrolment in the PAHAL scheme and to become CTC. In this period, the consumers get permission to receive subsidized LPG at the applicable price.  


When the grace period overs every non-CTC, LPG consumer will get an extra 3 month, which is called a parking period. Under this, the selling is performed at the market price for every consumer. If the LPG customer doesn’t turn out to be a CTC customer, he will not be eligible for receiving the subsidized amount.

For any complaint regarding the LPG subsidy 2020, you can contact your distributor or call on the toll-free number 1800-233-3555. Your distributor will provide a form 6 that can be downloaded from the OMC portal too. Submit this form to get the subsidy as soon as possible if you are not getting it. If, in any case, the toll-free no doesn’t work, the consumer can visit the link or to the transparency portal of the LPG service provider company with using the link

Furthermore, always ensure to provide all the necessary details in the form to avoid discrepancies or future problems. Besides, make sure to attach appropriate documents with the forms.

No one can get more than 12 cylinders in a financial year. Besides, the subsidized amount is sent to your bank after 2-3 days of the cylinder delivery. We must be thankful to the government for launching this LPG subsidy