Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Over 1 Cr consumers may lose LPG connection from December 1

The Central government has asked gas agencies like Bharatgas, HP Gas and Indane to complete the KYC of consumers who have not yet submitted Aadhaar or opted for 'Give it Up' scheme by 30 November. Those who have given up gas subsidy need to get the KYC done. Notably, a massive number of users are yet to go through the KYC exercise.

A large number of consumers had not done the KYC when government had started the process to link gas connections with bank account of consumers three years ago. These consumers couldn't get gas subsidy. Consumers whose annual income was above Rs 10 lakh also couldn't get the benefit. 
According to the report, the government has said that KYC of those who have opted to give up subsidy will help eliminate ineligible consumers. This will improve the supply of cylinders to such consumers. 
One crore gas consumers are yet to get the KYC done. Most of these are from states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.  
Last month, UIDAI had said beneficiaries can continue to withdraw LPG subsidy and other government payments using Aadhaar authentication from micro-ATMs at their doorstep.

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