The government of India has launched PAHAL (DBTL) scheme for LPG users back in 2013. The scheme has been modified in the year 2015 wherein users are provided with an option to link the aadhaar number to HP gas/LPG connection in order to receive direct credit of subsidy benefit in the bank account. To get the subsidy benefits directly, all you need to have is HP gas connection issued in your name, your savings bank account and aadhaar card.

It is mandatory for Indian citizens to link their Aadhaar number to HP (Hindustan Petroleum) gas connection in case they wish to avail the benefit of ‘’ direct benefit transfer of LTP scheme’’ provided by the government. There are many ways to get the Aadhaar updated or aadhaar linking done for HP gas connection. 

If you do not have aadhaar card, you can obtain aadhaar by enrolling yourself. Enrollment can be done by visiting the nearest aadhaar allotment centre. You can apply for aadhaar card in a prescribed format at the aadhaar allotment centre. An Aadhaar card/letter will be sent to your mailing address within 15 to 20 days of application. You can also check your aadhaar status online https://portal.uidai.gov.in/ResidentPortal/statusLink with the enrolment ID given to you at aadhaar enrolment centre. You can also generate e-aadhaar using an enrolment ID on the UIDAI site. 

Importance and benefits of linking aadhaar to your HP gas connection

It is important for Indian citizens to link aadhaar card to HP gas connection to easily avail the LPG subsidy benefits offered by the government of India. As per the government rules, you can only avail 12 LPG cylinders a year at subsidised rate. The amount of subsidy benefit will be refunded through direct benefit transfer scheme of the Government of India by directly crediting it to your bank account only if you have linked your aadhaar card to your HP gas connection. If the aadhaar linking is done, you don’t need to track the benefit refund. The benefit will be automatically credited to linked bank account.

Following are the ways to link aadhaar with HP gas connection:

  • Online method
  • Offline method
  • SMS mode
  • IVRS/IVRL mode
  • Through HP Gas customer service number

Now, let’s take a look at the step by step process involved in updating/linking of aadhaar to HP gas connection in each of these methods.

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection via online method

Following is the step-by-step process to follow for linking aadhaar to HP gas connection via online method

  • Visit UIDAI’ aadhaar seeding portal 
  • Fill in your address and location details in aadhaar seeding application online
  • Select the type of benefit you would like to avail, ‘’LPG’’ in this case. Select HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) as scheme name for linking your aadhaar card to HP gas connection.
  • Once you select your ‘’benefit type’’, you need to select your HP gas distributor name along with entering ‘’consumer number’’ of your HP gas connection.
  • Enter your personal details such as mobile number, email address and aadhaar number to complete the seeding application.
  • Recheck the details you have entered and click on ‘’submit’’ button to submit aadhaar seeding form to link it to your HP gas connection
  • Once you submit the seeding application online, you will receive OTP (one-time-password) on your mobile number or email ID mentioned in the online seeding application. 
  • Enter the OTP (one-time password) received along with entering the security text displayed and click on the ‘’submit’’ button to complete the process.
  • Once the application is successfully submitted, officers will process your request after verification.
  • Once the request is verified, notification regarding the aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection will be sent on your registered email address or mobile number.

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection via offline method

Linking of aadhaar number to your HP gas connection can also be done offline by visiting your nearest HP gas distributor. You can submit the required application form and the documents in person at the distributor’s office. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your HP gas connection via offline method –

  • Download the Form 2 – LPG Linking Form from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas website.
  • Print out the form 2 and fill in all the required details mentioned below
    • Name of the company as HPCL
    • Name of the distributor
    • HP gas consumer number
    • 17 digit LPG ID
    • LPG gas consumer name i.e. your name as registered with HP gas
    • Mobile number
    • Your address as per aadhaar card
    • Signature with place and date
  • Submit the duly filled signed form 2 to the HP gas distributor along with following documents
    • Copy of the first page of DGCC booklet/ recent cash memo
    • Copy of address proof (only in case the present LPG delivery address is different from the address registered in aadhaar card) – Lease agreement/ Aadhaar (UID) letter/ Utility bills/ Self-declaration attested by Gazetted officer/ Flat allotment or possession letter/Driving license/ LIC policy/ Passport/ Voter ID/ Ration card/ House registration document
    • Copy of aadhaar card or e-aadhaar card 
  • After submission of the request, officers will process your request after verification.
  • Once the request is verified, notification regarding the aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection will be sent on your registered email address or mobile number.

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection via online method

Aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection is done through sending SMS to your service provider. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your HP gas connection via SMS mode –

  • Log on HP gas website to obtain contact number available state-wise
  • Send SMS for linking aadhaar to your HP gas connection to your state’s contact number in the following format –
    • UID < Aadhaar Car Number>
    • For example, your aadhaar number is 987654321234, your message to HP gas number should be UID <987654321234>
  • Once you place your request through SMS, officers will process your request after verification.
  • Once the request is verified, notification regarding the aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection via IVRS/IVRL mode

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection is quite easy with IVRS/IVRL method. All you need to do is make a call and provide necessary information after carefully following the instruction. IVRS is an Interactive Voice Response System developed by LPG service providers to help the customers for various services quickly such as refill booking and aadhaar linking. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your HP gas connection via IVRS/IVRL method –

  • Log on to Hindustan Petroleum website
  • Go to HP anytime section to access the contact number for each particular State/UT/Areas
  • Call up the number available for your state. Follow the instructions over the call for linking aadhaar with your HP gas connection.
  • You will need to provide your 12-digit aadhaar number along with confirming your HP consumer number
  • Once you place your request through IVRS/IVRL mode, officers will process your request after verification.
  • Once the request is verified, notification regarding the aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.

The process to link aadhaar to HP gas connection through HP gas customer service number

An Aadhaar card linking to an HP gas connection can be done in multiple ways. One of the ways to get the aadhaar linking done is by calling up HP gas customer service number. The process is quite easy and simple. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your HP gas connection through HP gas customer service number –

  • The first thing required for the linking process is to register your mobile number with HP gas connection by sending SMS in the below format to HP anytime service phone number. 
  • HP < space><STD code followed by distributor’s telephone number><space> consumer number
  • HP anytime service provider number is available on the company’s website in a state-specific way. Send SMS to the number pertaining to your state. Registration is a one-time process.
  • Once the mobile number is registered, Send SMS for linking aadhaar to your HP gas connection to your state’s contact number in the following format –
    • UID < Aadhaar Car Number>
    • For example, your aadhaar number is 987654321234, your message to HP gas number should be UID <987654321234>
  • Once you place your request through SMS, officers will process your request after verification.
  • Once the request is verified, notification regarding the aadhaar number linking to your HP gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.

Aadhaar linking to your HP gas connection is an easy and simple process which can be done various ways explained above. You can choose the method convenient for you to get the linking done that can help you get the LPG subsidy benefits directly credited to your bank account. 

However, it is also important to get your aadhaar linked to your bank account before you go ahead with aadhaar linking process for your HP gas connection. You can visit the nearest bank branch to get the aadhaar linked to your bank account. Or else, you can do the aadhaar linking to the bank account through your distributor. You need to fill in Bank account- aadhaar linkage form (for LPG consumer only) and then drop it in ‘bank dropbox’ placed at distributor’s place. 

Once all the eligibility criteria for receiving LPG subsidy is met, get your aadhaar linked to your HP gas connection for hassle-free credit of subsidy benefit.

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