PM Ujjwala Yojana – The Central Government of India has extended the last date of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PM Ujjwala Yojana) till September-end. And now the government has made the Aadhar Card mandatory for the poor women who are willing to avail the benefits of free cooking gas (LPG) connections.
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Recently, Center has mandated that anyone not having Aadhaar but desirous of availing free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana must apply for it by May 31.
In this regard, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has yesterday released a Gazette notification extending that deadline to September 30.
The government had in October last year made the unique identification number mandatory for everyone to get LPG subsidies. In March this year, it was extended for free cooking gas connections to women of BPL households.
As per the, a beneficiary desirous of availing the benefits under the Scheme (PMUY), who does not possess the Aadhaar number or has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment by 31st May, 2017, provided she is entitled to obtain.
The notification further stated that the figures, letters and word ’31st May 2017′, the figures, letters and the word ’30th September 2017′ shall be substituted.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched by the Indian government. It was launched with an aim of providing free gas connections to about 5 crore poor women within three years with a view to providing clean cooking fuel. So far over 2.6 crores, free connections have been provided.
As per the March 6 Gazette notification, an Individual beneficiary desirous of availing the benefits under the scheme (PMUY) is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication.
Those below poverty line (BPL) women looking to avail free LPG connection but do not have the Aadhaar number, have been asked to apply for it by September 30.
Once enrolled for Aadhaar, the beneficiary can apply for free LPG connection by providing the enrollment ID slip or a copy of such a request.
Such application will have to be accompanied by one of the government identification documents like bank passbook with photograph, election voter ID, ration card, permanent account number (PAN), passport, driving licence, kisan photo passbook or a certificate of identity having a photo issued by a gazetted officer on an official letterhead, it said.
The ministry has asked state-owned fuel retailing firms to facilitate enrolment of beneficiaries for the biometric identification number, Aadhaar.
The government currently gives 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidized rates per household in a year. The subsidy on every cylinder is transferred in advance directly into bank accounts of individuals, who then buy the cooking fuel at market rates.
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