UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following statement(s) about scheme PAHAL is/are correct?
    1. It is direct benefit transfer scheme for LPG consumers only.
    2. Under this scheme a person is entitled to receive cash subsidy in his account with a without having Aadhar number.
    3. This scheme is being implemented by ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 2           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The PAHAL is the direct benefit transfer scheme for LPG consumers only. This scheme is being operated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Under this scheme earlier (in 2013) Aadhar number was made mandatory. But in November, 2014, Government launched a reviewed scheme, in which cash subsidy is transferred to bank accounts even a person does not have Aadhar number.

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