New Delhi, Oct 27: Many consumers of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are complaining about non-credit of the LPG subsidy amounts into their bank accounts during the past few weeks. This was also noticed by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Also Read - Par panel asks Oil Min to explain 'zero' gas output from KG D6
Upon figuring out the matter, it was found that the complaints were mainly made by the Airtel customers who have opened their account in Airtel payment bank. Airtel is a telecom service provider which has also ventured into the Payment bank services in recent months. Also Read - High LPG refill cost choking Ujjwala scheme: Odisha
It is clarified that the LPG subsidy of these Airtel costumers has already been credited to their newly opened Airtel payment bank account seeded with Aadhaar.It may be noted that as per subsidy transfer protocol, the LPG subsidy is transferred to the (latest) bank account of the beneficiary seeded with their Aadhaar . Also Read - MoU signed between OMCs and CSC SPV for collaboration in LPG Services
To redress the inconvenience caused to LPG consumers, MoPNG and OMCs have already taken up the matter with the concerned authorities in Department of Financial Services (Ministry of Finance), National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Airtel.