Aadhar linkage for LPG: Pune district set to start subsidy transfer from October 1

With 66 per cent enrollment and around 60.6 per cent Aadhar cards issued in the district, Pune is all set to join Wardha district in starting the subsidy transfer through Aadhar linkage from October 1. Pune district is among the 26 districts that had been shortlisted for Aadhar subsidy transfer in phase one.

District Collector Vikas Deshmukh said the the state government has directed him to start the subsidy transfer from October 1.

"It's an ongoing process where our own agencies are conducting drives to cover all the beneficiaries,'' he said.

The drive to register LPG customers for Aadhar cards is being carried out on a warfooting to ensure that the entire process is in place in six months, said state government officials who recently held a meeting with collectors and commissioners of the shortlisted districts.

The thrust of the drive is to have maximum enrollment, link Aadhar with LPG and bank accounts so that the transfer of subsidy can happen smoothly, they added.

The meeting also discussed the Wardha module that could be replicated in all districts to be covered in the first phase.

Official from the state IT department said the LPG dealers can themselves conduct drives after their agencies meet the stipulated criteria. "As in Wardha, dealers can themselves conduct drives or encourage individuals to register for Aadhar cards,'' said the official.

In Wardha, collector's office took measures to reach out to beneficiaries and ensured maximum people enrolled for the card. After registration, beneficiaries can also avail the e-aadhar letter that can help them check online details once the card number is generated.

"A consumer receives an SMS once the number is generated which they can check by visiting the website eaadhar.uidai.gov.in. This facility is to bridge the time gap between Aadhar card enrollment and receiving of the registration number,'' said an official from state government's Aadhar office.

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