New Delhi. Recently, the Union cabinet extended the benefit of free LPG cylinders under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) till September. Now, the beneficiaries of the scheme will get free gas cylinders by September. It is understood that the government’s decision will benefit 8 crore people of the country. In view of the corona crisis, the central government had announced free gas cylinders under Pmuy for three months in April to help the needy. The facility was later extended for 3 more months. But the government has made a change in the rules to get free cylinders from July to September. Let us know what has been done.
First, you have to give money for information that you (beneficiaries) will now have to pay the first money to get free gas cylinders under the Ujjwala Yojana. So far, it was that the central government had already deposited advance money in the beneficiary account so that they could take a new filled cylinder. As per the report of kvsro, it will not happen now, but the beneficiaries of the first scheme will have to make payment for LPG gas cylinders. Then, on behalf of the central government, subsidy will be sent to your account. That means you will have a cylinder free.
Therefore, these changes have been made by the Government for a particular purpose in the rule of free cylinder under the Ujjwala Yojana. In fact, as per the information furnished by the central government, many beneficiaries of the scheme were spending money to buy cylinders elsewhere. Many beneficiaries were not buying cylinders from the money. That is why the government has now introduced a rule to make the first payment and then give subsidy on its own. Not only that, the government has also made preparations for this. For example, the data will be updated with the gas agency and then the money will be sent to the beneficiary’s account.
Who gets the benefit of the Ujjwala Yojana the Ujjwala Yojana was launched in 2016. The benefit of this scheme is available to the people living below the poverty line. Free gas cylinders were also provided under the scheme besides providing free LPG connections to the people. Later, the scheme also included beneficiaries of SC, ST families and Antyodaya Yojana. Let us say that the women of the scheme can apply. The beneficiary must have a minimum age of 18 years. An account is also required in any national bank. You can apply for this scheme by your nearly gas agency.
Helpline number issued by the government if you are a beneficiary of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and you are not getting subsidy, you can complain about the helpline number issued by the government. You can register your complaint on toll free number 1906. Also, if you want to take any information related to the scheme, you can call the toll free number 18002666696.