Linking your Aadhaar Card to DBTL for LPG Subsidy

Linking your Aadhaar Card to the DBTL scheme makes it easier for you to receive your LPG subsidy along with other benefits. Here is all the information you need.

What is DBTL?

DBTL stands for Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG subsidy. The scheme which is managed by the Government of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas began in 2014 across some districts. Since 1 January 2015, it has been made available in all districts across the country.

aadhaar-card-dbtl Linking your Aadhaar Card to DBTL for LPG Subsidy

DBTL is a part of the government’s wider Direct Benefit Transfer initiative. The programme allows for benefits and subsidies to be transferred directly to the recipient’s bank account. This is a drive to ensure that the citizens that need it most receive support without delays.

The key thing to remember is that you need to hold a bank account to join the scheme and to be able to receive the subsidy from LPG. There are many advantages of linking your Aadhaar Card to DBTL scheme:

  • You will be issued with an advance paid straight into your bank account before buying your first LPG cylinder at market price
  • You will receive the subsidy in your bank account according to your entitlement of cylinders at the subsidised cylinders.

How to link your Aadhaar Card with DBTL

Although you do not need to have an Aadhaar card to be able to claim the LPG subsidy, you do need a bank account. There is no benefit at all to be gained from not linking your Aadhaar card to your bank account.

If you are thinking it’s a complicated process, you’d be wrong too – it is a very easy process and all major banks in India now offer the facility. The procedure is similar from bank to bank. The basic steps are as follows:

  1. Log in to your bank account online
  2. Click to link to connect your Adhaar Card with your bank account
  3. Enter your Aadhaar number and other required fields
  4. After verification, you will receive an SMDS confirmation to your registered mobile number

How to receive the LPG subsidy

Again, this is a simple process once your card and account are linked. There are 2 possible steps to take. These are:

  1. Provide your bank with your Gas Connection credentials


  1. Provide your Gas Distributor Office with your bank details

Advantages of linking your Aadhaar Card to DBTL

As we said, there really is no good reason at all for you not to link your card and account. Think of all the benefits. For example, you might want to consider:

  • increased security
  • convenience and ease

You can claim the LPG subsidy without an Adhaar Card, but as you need a bank account anyway and because of the various other benefits of having a card which is linked to your personal bank account, you really should go ahead with the process.

The whole process of application and verification are relatively quick and simple to go through. Even if it were a lengthy process, once it was complete it would be well worth it. Not only does it bring you the added security and making you far less likely to become a victim of fraudulent activity, it also makes everything so much more convenient. With accounts synced and linked, you can enjoy the full range of benefits and subsidies on offer.

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