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Not altering cooking gas DBT system: Govt

Not altering cooking gas DBT system: Govt

New Delhi: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas rubbished all the recent reports on the alteration of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of the Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Subsidy Scheme.

An official statement emphasised, "It is clarified that the news reports are not based on facts and there is no such proposal before the Ministry to alter the Direct Benefit Transfer mechanism."

The last month reports claimed that the government is planning to alter the DBT method of Liquefied petroleum gas subsidy Scheme and it may revert back to the earlier system of supplying subsidized refills to domestic Liquefied petroleum gas consumers in place of the current scheme of transfer of cash subsidy into the bank account of Liquefied petroleum gas consumers under the PAHAL Scheme.

K M Mahesh, Deputy Secretary (Liquefied petroleum gas) with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, told Millennium Post, "No such discussion happened, nor any proposal has been given. Such reports make a flap. All beneficiaries have their respective bank accounts and no disruption has been reported so far in the subsidy mechanism. Then why would we find alteration?"

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