JK govt asks oilcos to expedite verification
‘Blocked consumers will be unblocked after verification’
Jammu, Sept 30: The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked oil companies to expedite the verification process of cooking gas connections and delivery of cylinders to avoid inconvenience to public.
Jammu District Development Commissioner Sanjeev Verma has asked oil companies and LPG agency owners to avoid any inconvenience to the public with regard to the verification of the connections and delivery of cylinders.
The District Development Commissioner chaired a meeting of the representatives of oil companies, including HPCL, IOC, BPCL, besides the agency holders of Jammu. Seeking information of the ongoing verification process, Verma asked the companies to expedite the process. He also reviewed the stock and supply position of LPG cylinders.
The verification process was imperative as it would help in identifying the bogus connections and contain the black marketing of the subsidised cylinders, he added.
A large number of consumers have been blocked for the verification process that followed the government's decision to cap the number of subsidised cylinders to six per household in a year.
"The revised policy has come into effect from September 14 and all genuine LPG consumers are entitled to only three subsidised cylinders up to March 13, 2013," Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Jammu Director Parvaiz Malik said.
People can get additional cylinders at non- subsidised price, which will be notified in due course, he said.
"The blocked consumers will be unblocked after due verification," Malik said. "Till then, the supplies to these connections will remain suspended."
"All consumers are required to get their LPG connections validated by filling a prescribed 'know your customer' (KYC) form with latest identity and address proof," he added.
The form is available on the website of all oil companies as well as the directorate of consumer affairs and public distribution. It is also available at all the LPG distributorships.
Consumers who have got their connections verified will get LPG cylinders home-delivered only after they book the cylinders with the dealer on showing domestic gas consumer card, also known as red and blue book, Malik said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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