Thursday, May 30, 2013

Direct LPG Subsidy Transfer in Bank is aimed End Fuel Subsidy Era


Direct LPG Subsidy Transfer in Bank is aimed End Fuel Subsidy Era

Nagpur - May 30, 2013
When bank account linked Aadhaar card or unique identification number penetration has only penetrated to less than 20% Indian population and  Aadhaar card has not being given as Govt.admission to more than 70% population which is mostly poor and middle class ,the UPA Govt. move to start Direct Cash Transfer to LPG and Kerosene consumers from June 1st  in 18 selected district is premature and unplanned decision in light with fact that  ground reality in 18 district selected for pilot project as per fact of Aadhaar  card distribution and linking of it’s bank account is very fragile and  fancy stage ,will result the direct benefit fuel transfer programme to end subsidy era of Indian socialistic republic as par planed agenda of WTO-WORLD BANK ,is first step to withdraw food and fuel security to deprived poor hence we urge UPA govt. to withdraw such anti poor plan ,Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Jandolan Samiti(VJAS) activist working right to food and fuel in the region informed in press release.  
“When officially announced  goal of UPA to save Rs 8,000 to 10,000 crore in LPG subsidy annually after the scheme is rolled out all over the country that means most needy poor consumers who are not having bank account even after Aadhaar card is issued they  will have to buy cooking gas at market price which is double the Rs 410.50 rate for a 14.2-kg bottle as there is no base to Govt. claim that as many as 89 per cent of the LPG consuming population in these districts have Aadhaar number government linked  bank accounts where cash subsidy has to be transferred which totally hoax as not more than 20% are having such facility and all are from creamy layer society hence for the poor  the is all set to end era of giving subsidies food opening floodgate to open market as per globalization policies imposed by world bank’  Tiwari added.   

It is reported that from June 1 cooking gas or LPG consumers in 18 districts of the country will get Rs 435 credited in their bank accounts when they book an LPG cylinder from a banafied  gas agency as the government will roll out its direct benefit fuel transfer programme to bring down its fuel subsidy bill. Officials said Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily will launch the scheme in Tumkur in his home state Karnataka on June 1, while Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Lakshmi Panabaka will simultaneously kickoff the scheme in Hyderabad, her home town and there is Plans are afoot to roll out the scheme in the rest of the country by the end of the year but the government wants to assess the results of the rollout in the 18 districts first. Petroleum Ministry is planning in next three months after the scheme is rolled out, that is from September 1 in India and then those consumers with Aadhar and bank accounts linked to them will be eligible for gas subsidy the rest will need to buy the LPG cylinders at market rates which will reduce subsidy recovery by Rs.10,000 hence it is obvious that poor who have no bank linkage  so called Aadhaar card or unique identification number which has legitimate status under law of country will freeze basic right to food of deprived masses of country hence serious review petroleum ministry is needed, Tiwari said.  

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