Tuesday, August 2, 2011

UID not needed for LPG refill in AP

Aadhaar card number is not required for getting a new cooking gas connection or booking a refill cylinder in the state.
In case any gas agency insists on the consumer to provide them the Aadhaar card number or the proof of having applied for the card, one can lodge a complaint with the civil supplies authorities.
Further, the government has clarified that the Aadhaar number is only an option but not mandatory for obtaining any benefits under government schemes.
Dispelling all rumours about linking the supply of LPG cylinders, issuance of ration cards, vehicle registration and other such facilities to the Aadhaar card project as baseless, civil supplies commissioner Harpreet Singh clarified on Saturday that the government had not issued any such guidelines.
He said that neither the central government nor the state took any decision pertaining to which government scheme should be linked to Aadhaar. “It is up to the government to make any such announcement officially. No other organisation, including Aadhaar project authorities, have the powers to link the government schemes or LPG connection to the Aadhaar number,” he affirmed.
According to civil supplies department, only enrolment work has commenced for collecting biometric and demographic data of citizens.



Source :IBN LIVE