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LPG subsidy payment issue relates to Airtel customers: Ministry

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Taking cognizance of complaints by cooking gas customers of non-credit of their LPG subsidy, the government on Friday said that these were mainly from customers of Airtel payments bank and that the subsidy amount had been credited to their respective accounts.

“It is found that these complaints mainly pertain to those LPG consumers who are Airtel customers and have opened account in Airtel payment bank,” a Petroleum Ministry release said here.

“It is clarified that the LPG subsidy of these Airtel customers has already been credited to their newly opened Airtel payment bank account seeded with Aadhaar,” it said.

“It may be noted that as per subsidy transfer protocol, the LPG subsidy is transferred to the (latest) bank account of the beneficiary seeded with their Aadhaar,” the statement added.

Telecom major Airtel has recently ventured into payment bank services.

The ministry also said that, along with the three state-run oil marketing companies, it has taken up the matter with the Department of Financial Services, the National Payments Corporation, as well as Airtel.

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