A clarification on delinking Aadhaar account from disbursal of subsidized LPG cylinders would be issued within a week, he said during the Question Hour session in the Lok Sabha.

"A clarification will be issued within a week," Moily said.     

“As far as Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is concerned, the Cabinet has decided to delink Aadhar account from disbursal of subsidized LPG cylinders. Now, subsidized cylinders can be purchased without Aadhaar account,” he added.

He said there have been some problems in DBT programme, mainly related to banks.

He also emphasized that the government has not increased the price of subsidized cylinders for consumers.

Under DBT, about 4.86 crore accounts have been made and around 2.06 crore households have received subsidized cylinders.

Regarding Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for LPG connections, Moily said the government has already issued clarifications regarding multiple connections and would liberally look into the matter if required.

"If there are two separate LPG connections in the same address, it would be allowed if there are separate kitchens or separate households...A declaration has to be made (by the consumer)," he added.


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