The government of India has introduced PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) or the Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme that allows LPG consumers to avail the LPG subsidy benefit provided by the government. To start receiving these subsidy benefits directly into your bank account, you need to meet the eligibility conditions. The first thing is, you need to become a CTC (Cash Transfer Compliant) customer. 

Following are the eligibility conditions to become cash transfer complaint customer to start receiving the LPG subsidy benefits directly into your bank account –

  • Aadhaar card or aadhaar number

    If you do not have aadhaar number, you need to enrol to get the aadhaar number or aadhaar card. You can visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. You can book appointments online.

    Once you apply for aadhaar in Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, your application will be processed and the card will be sent to your communication address within 15 to 20 days of application. You can check aadhaar status online by providing an enrollment ID given at the time of application. You can also generate e-aadhaar online after 15 to 20 days of enrolment.

  • Link your aadhaar details to a bank account

    If you have not already linked your aadhaar number to your bank account, you are required to link it for receiving direct credit of LPG subsidy benefit. You can link aadhaar to a bank account in two ways:

    • Place aadhaar linking to bank account application at the nearest bank branch along with enclosing the documents required by the bank
    • You can even obtain ‘Bank account – Aadhaar Linkage Form (for LPG Consumers only)’ from your LPG distributor and drop the filled and signed form in ‘bank dropbox’ placed at your LPG distribution centre.
  • Link your aadhaar details to your LPG connection

    Aadhaar linking to your LPG connection is a mandatory requirement if you wish to avail direct transfer of LPG benefit facility offered by the Government. Linking your aadhaar details to your LPG connection can be done in multiple ways. The process may slightly vary depending on your scheme name and distributor. Let’s take a look at the process to link aadhaar to Indane gas connection.

Importance and benefits of linking aadhaar card to Indane gas connection

Following are the benefits of linking aadhaar card to Indane gas connection

  • Every LPG user who is eligible to avail 12 cylinders a year at a subsidies rate can directly get the refund of LPG subsidy benefits provided by the Government of India directly to the linked bank account upon linking aadhaar to Indane gas connection.
  • There is no need to follow up for the refund of subsidy benefit as direct benefit transfer scheme ensures the amount is credited to bank account on time upon linking the aadhaar card.

Hence, it’s important to link the aadhaar card to Indane gas connection and also the Government of India encourages the LPG users to link aadhaar to avail the direct credit of subsidy benefits.

Process to link aadhaar to Indane gas connection

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

  • Online method
  • Offline method
  • SMS mode
  • IVRS/IVRL mode
  • Through Indane gas customer service number

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

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

It is quite easy to link aadhaar card to LPG online Indane. Following is the step-by-step process to follow for linking aadhaar to Indane gas connection via online method

  • Log on to the official website of UIDAI and access UIDAI’s aadhaar seeding portal 
  • Access online application for aadhaar linking to Indane gas connection. Fill in your address details with district and state name mentioned in aadhaar seeding application online
  • Select the type of benefit you would like to avail, ‘’LPG’’ in this case. Select IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) as scheme name to link aadhaar card to LPG online Indane
  • Once you select your ‘’benefit type’’, you need to select your Indane gas distributor name along with entering ‘’consumer number’’ of your Indane 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 Indane 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 ‘’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 Indane gas connection will be sent on your registered email address or mobile number.
  • Indane gas aadhaar link status check can be done online on IOCL website

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

The process to link aadhaar card to Indane gas connection can be routed through your Indane gas distributor through an offline method. You can personally visit the Indane gas distributor’s office nearest to you and physically submit the required documents and application for aadhaar linking to Indane gas connection. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your Indane gas connection via offline method –

  • Download the Form 2 – LPG Linking Form from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas website.
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    • Take the print out of form 2 and fill in all the required details mentioned below –
      • Name of the company as IOCL
      • Name of the distributor
      • Your Indane gas consumer number
      • 17 digit LPG ID
      • Your name as registered in the records of Indane gas connection
      • Mobile number
      • Your mailing address as per aadhaar card
      • Signature on the form with place and date
    • Duly filled and signed form 2 needs to be submitted at the nearest Indane gas distributors office along with following supporting documents –
      • Copy of the first page of DGCC booklet/ recent cash memo
      • Copy of address proof (only in case the present Indane gas 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 Indane gas connection will be sent on your registered email address or mobile number.
    • Indane gas aadhaar link status check can be done online on IOCL website

    The process to link aadhaar card to Indane gas connection via SMS mode

    One of the ways to link aadhaar card to your Indane gas connection is via SMS mode. That means you can place the aadhaar linking request just by sending the SMS to your Indane gas distributor in a prescribed format. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your Indane gas connection via SMS mode –

    • Log on to Indane gas website and access the contact details of Indane gas distributors available on the state-wise and district-wise basis.
    • Send SMS for linking aadhaar to your Indane gas connection to your nearest distributor’s contact number in the following format –
    • UID < Aadhaar Car Number>
    • For example, your aadhaar number is 123451234512, your message to Indane gas distributor’s number should be UID <123451234512>

    • 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 Indane gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.
    • Indane gas aadhaar link status check can be done online on IOCL website

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

    Indian Oil Corporation Limited has developed Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) for its Indane gas consumers to efficiently and effectively make refill booking and also to help link aadhaar card to Indane gas connection. This is around the clock service available to you as an Indane gas consumer. Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your Indane gas connection via IVRS/IVRL method –

    • Visit the official website of Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    • Go to SMS/ivrs booking section to access the contact number. You need to choose your state, district and distributor to search for a contact number
    • Indane gas connection

    • Call on the IVRS booking number provided for the distributor you have chosen. Follow the instructions over the call for linking aadhaar with your Indane gas connection.
    • You will need to provide your 12-digit aadhaar number along with confirming your Indane 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 Indane gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.
    • Indane gas aadhaar link status check can be done online on IOCL website

    The process to link aadhaar card to Indane gas connection through Indane gas customer service number

    Linking aadhaar to Indane gas connection is an easy process which can be done in many ways. You can place your request even by registering yourself with Indane gas customer service number. 

    Following are the step-by-step process for linking aadhaar number to your Indane gas connection through Indane gas customer service number –

    • You need to first register your mobile number with Indane gas connection by sending SMS in below format to Indane gas customer service phone number – 1800 233 3555
    • IOC < space><STD code followed by distributor’s telephone number><space> consumer number. For example, IOC 8970024365 QX00718B
    • Mobile registration is a one-time process which can be done by sending the SMS in above-mentioned format to the customer service number.
    • Once the mobile number is registered, Send SMS for linking aadhaar to your Indane gas connection to your state and district’s distributor’s contact number in the following format –
      • UID < Aadhaar Car Number>
      • For example, your aadhaar number is 123451234512, your message to Indane gas number should be UID <123451234512>
    • 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 Indane gas connection will be sent on your mobile number.
    • Indane gas aadhaar link status check can be done online on IOCL website

    You can update or link your aadhaar card to your Indane gas connection in any of the above-mentioned methods as per your convenience to avail the direct credit of LPG subsidy benefits into your bank account.