New Delhi: The government has made it mandatory for the LPG subscribers to furnish their Aadhaar cards details by November 30 to continue availing subsidies. The move is intended to reduce fraud.
“Individual desirous of availing LPG subsidies is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication,” an Oil Ministry order said.
With the enactment of the new law, the petroleum ministry has issued a notification making Aadhaar mandatory.
“Care has been taken that those who do not have an Aadhaar number get time and facilities to acquire one. There are alternate IDs that will work and oil companies will provide enrolment facilities,” said Unique Identification Authority of India chief executive officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey. “Individuals desirous of LPG subsidies are hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication,” the notification said.
The use of Aadhaar has not been mandated in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya.
There are 14 crore registered LPG users and govt gives 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each at subsidised rates per household in a year.
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