New Delhi: If you are facing problems in procuring subsidised LPG cylinders this festive season, here is some relief for you. The Petroleum Ministry has allowed transfer of LPG connection to near and dear ones on the occasion of Diwali.

The decision has been taken to lessen the problems arising out of the Know Your Customer (KYC) for subsidized cylinders. The Petroleum Ministry has directed state owned oil companies to process the request of consumers for transfer of LPG connection to their parents, son, daughter, brother and sister.

The benefit can be availed by PNG consumers as well. Currently, PNG consumers need to submit their connection. According to the ministry, the person whom the connection is to be transferred should not possess a LPG connection beforehand.

Earlier, the government has made it mandatory for all liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) consumers to fulfill KYC norms by October 31, to avail cooking gas connection.

It has been indicated that if a user fails to do so in the given time, the registration of the gas connection would be cancelled.

Under its policy of 'one household, one LPG connection', the government has now made it illegal for a household to have multiple connections and the KYC compliance seems to be a move to check multiple connections in a single household.

New connections can be registered online

Meanwhile Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have started offering the online registration of new LPG gas connections on the wake of inconveniences faced by consumers.


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