Till now, 98 per cent of 48.90 lakh in Guntur enrolled for Aadhar cards

Andhra Pradesh Government Principal Secretary (Finance) P.V. Ramesh insisted that Aadhar numbers are a must for people to avail themselves of welfare schemes being implemented by the Central and State Governments. Possession of Aadhar numbers is a precondition for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, which started to be implemented in Guntur and seven other districts on July 1.

Addressing a review meeting on the DBT scheme here on Thursday, Mr. Ramesh said subsidies like the one given on LPG refills are credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries under the DBT. As on date, 98 per cent of the district population of 48.90 lakh have been enrolled for the issuance of Aadhar cards.

Initially, payment of scholarships, pensions, LPG subsidy and benefits envisaged under `Janani Suraksha’ scheme would be made through DBT.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) would be brought under the purview of DBT soon.

Scholarships would be remitted from November. Subsidy payment on LPG would be stopped from September 1 to those not enrolled for Aadhar numbers. Mr. Ramesh said there were 14 crore LPG consumers in the country and of them ten crore were getting refills every month. Andhra Pradesh has 1.60 crore LPG consumers and 92 lakh take cylinders every month.

An LPG consumer can get only nine cylinders in a year and payment of subsidy would be subject to possession of Aadhar number.

The LPG dealers and banks were instructed to provide drop boxes for getting the Aadhar numbers and consumers’ bank accounts seeded.

Nearly 282,277 persons (it includes 2.13 lakh persons whose applications were rejected and 69,277 who have so far not enrolled) are yet to get themselves registered for Aadhar cards. District Collector S. Suresh Kumar said cent per cent enrolment for Aadhar numbers would be done in the coming 15 days.

Government Additional Secretary (Finance) Venkateswara Rao, Joint Collector D. Muralidhar Reddy, Lead District Manager Rami Reddy, oil companies’ representatives V. Ramakrishna Reddy (IOC), Naveen Kumar (HPCL) and Pradeep Rathod (BPCL) and others were present.


  • Principal Secretary (Finance) addresses review meeting on DBT

  • Subsidy on LPG to be stopped from September 1 to those not enrolled for Aadhar

  • LPG dealers and banks instructed to provide drop boxes for getting the Aadhar numbers