New Delhi: In order to check the loopholes in the cooking gas distribution system, the government made it clear that the consumers having more than one LPG connection will have to fill KYC form by the end of this month. As well, they are required to surrender extra gas connections. The consumers failing to comply with the government orders will be barred from availing subsidized cylinders.

Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi cleared the government stand on the issue of KYC during debate in the Lok Sabha. She told the consumers failing to fill KYC forms will automatically be transferred to the category of non-subsidised cylinders holders. Such consumers will, therefore, not be able to avail six subsidized cylinders in a year.

The consumers, who have not filled the KYC forms, will have to pay Rs 895 for a cylinder in Delhi against Rs 410.50 for a subsidized cylinder.

It is also evident from the government’s stand that there will not be any further extension in the last date for submission of KYC forms. Earlier, the oil companies had decided November 15 to be the last date to submit KYC forms but it was later extended to December 31, 2012.

The consumers are required to furnish name, address, date of birth, parent’s name, pin code etc in the KYC forms. However, only consumers, who possess more than one LPG connection, are required to submit the forms.

In September, the government had put a cap of six subsidized cylinders. Following the decision, the oil companies have started preparing LPG consumer’s data on national scale.


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