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As per the Union Government’s Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme, consumers are eligible to get 12 cylinders per year at a subsidised rate. The consumer pays the full amount upfront to the distributor and then receives the subsidy in his/her bank account.

In order to receive the subsidy in your bank account, your LPG connection must be linked to your Aadhaar number. Aadhaar number, serving as a unique identification number, weeds out duplicate connections, thus making sure that the subsidy reaches all eligible beneficiaries.

There are various ways to link your Aadhaar with your LPG connection. Let us have a look at the steps that need to be followed to link your Aadhaar and LPG.

Linking Aadhaar with LPG Connection Via the Distributor

Your distributor is your first point of contact with the gas company. They also help you in linking your Aadhaar and LPG. Here are the steps to be followed:

  • Visit your distributor’s office. 
  • Fill up the subsidy application form available there. You can also download this form from the LPG company’s official website.
  • Submit the form along with a photocopy of your Aadhaar card. 
  • The distributor shall update the official records and you will start receiving the subsidy in the bank account linked to your Aadhaar card.

Linking Aadhaar with LPG Connection Via SMS

Consumers can also link their Aadhaar with LPG right from their mobile phones. For that, your mobile number should be registered with the LPG Company.

Steps to link your mobile number with the gas company: 

Indane Gas (IOCL) – Send an SMS in the below format: 

IOC STD Code + Distributor's Tel. Number Consumer Number  

(e.g. IOC4026581759 SCB786578)

Bharat Gas (BPCL) – You have to register with your distributor

HP Gas (HPCL) - Send SMS in the below format: 

REG distributor telephone number with STD code without zero consumer number

(e.g. REG 4425874569 5874236)

SMS Format for Linking Aadhaar with LPG

  • Indane Gas - Send an SMS to your LPG company in this format to the number listed on the company’s website – UID Aadhaar number (e.g UID 123458796587)
  • Bharat Gas – Send an SMS to in the below format to 57333 (All India), 52725 (Vodafone, MTNL, Idea, Airtel & Tata users. UID Aadhaar number (e.g UID 123458796587)
  • HP Gas - Send an SMS in the below format to HP ANYTIME number for your region listed on the HP Gas official website. UID Aadhaar number (e.g UID 123458796587)

Aadhaar and LPG linking via IVRS

Every gas company has developed an IVRS system for various services relating to your LPG connection. Linking your Aadhaar with your LPG can also be done through the IVRS system.

  • Call your LPG company’s IVRS system number. It can be found through your distributor or found on the cash memo given to you at the time of refill delivery.
  • Follow the instructions on the IVRS to link your Aadhaar with your LPG account.

Aadhaar and LPG linking via Post

You can send a copy of your Aadhaar document by Speed Post, with your name, Consumer Number, Address and Mobile Number, to the LPG Distribution Company's relevant office address. Check the official websites for the office address where you can send the post.

PAHAL - Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG(DBTL) Consumers Scheme

LPG prices are highly regularized in India. The government spends a huge amount towards subsidies for gas cylinders used for domestic purposes. However, for many years, this subsidy amount was being directly given to the gas companies who did not pass on the benefit entirely to the consumers. To put an end to this, the government decided to pay the subsidy directly to the consumers. Thus was born the DBTL scheme.

In this scheme, the consumers are given 12 cylinders per year at the subsidized rate. They pay the full price of the cylinder to the distributor and later receive the subsidy amount in their bank account. This was a massive exercise that was carried out throughout the country. It led to the weeding out of lakhs of duplicate connections. This scheme ensured that the benefits were being passed on to eligible beneficiaries. This scheme is called PAHAL.

For the consumers to receive this benefit under PAHAL, they have to link their Aadhaar number with their LPG connection. This ensures that the subsidy amount is directly credited to the bank account linked with the Aadhaar number.

How will I receive my subsidy if I don’t have an Aadhaar number?

If an LPG consumer doesn't have an Aadhaar number, he can still get the subsidy directly into his bank account without using Aadhaar number. This process was implemented in the revamped scheme to ensure that LPG subsidies are not denied to any LPG user due to lack of Aadhaar number.

Under this process, the consumers can either 

Submit their bank account details (bank account holder name / account number / IFSC code) to the LPG distributor to be updated on the LPG database


Submit their current LPG customer information, along with the 17 digit LPG user ID, to the bank.

PAHAL Helpline Numbers: 

If consumers have any queries regarding this PAHAL (DBTL) scheme, they can call this helpline:

IOCL Indane Gas



BPCL Bharat Gas




Respective Bank’s Helpline Numbers

FAQs on Linking Aadhaar with LPG

1. Why should I link my Aadhaar with LPG?

Linking your Aadhaar with LPG ensures that the LPG subsidy amount is directly credited to your bank account. It also helps the authorities in weeding out duplicate connections.

2. What are the channels through which I can link my Aadhaar and LPG?

You can link your Aadhaar with LPG through –

  • Your distributor
  • Through the IVRS
  • By sending an SMS
  • By sending a post
  • Or on the official website of your gas company

3. Can I get the subsidy if I don’t have an Aadhaar number?

Yes, if you don’t have an Aadhaar number, you can submit your LPG details to your bank and receive the subsidy directly into your bank account. In the meanwhile, you can apply for an Aadhaar number for future benefits.

4. How many subsidised cylinders am I eligible to get for a year?

A consumer is eligible to get 12 subsidized cylinders per year.

End Note

LPG is the most widely used domestic fuel in India. The LPG market is highly regularized. Government pays subsidies to consumers for a total of 12 cylinders in a year. It is necessary to link your Aadhaar number with your LPG connection to receive the subsidy.

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