Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Aadhaar card must for LPG refills

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been an amendment to its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Act, 2000 making the unique identification number (UID) in the project aadh that use LPG refills. 

The move is aimed at preventing multiple connections and using cylinders on behalf of others and clean the LPG customer base, as the government was spending heavily on subsidies for domestic LPG cylinders. 

With people not interested in making use of UID cards aadh, the movement of oil and natural gas ministry is expected to increase enrollment in aadh. 

The Ministry in its circular dated October 13, 2011 has announced the amendment of the Rules of LPG supply and distribution order 2011. The Ministry's decision to raise oil companies in aadh card distributors of spare parts which make use has been published in the Gazette of India vide notification dated September 26. 

The order has come into force from the date of publication of the official notification. 

The decision to make aadh UID has been taken by the exercise of powers conferred under section 3 of Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955). 

The modified order reads: No distributor of a Government oil company supply cylinder LPG to households unless the head of household aadh provides the number of each household member to the dealer within three months from the notification of each zone. 

Notice of this area means an area notified for receiving registration number aadh. Many large cities in western Tamil Nadu was the subject of notification of registration aadh in June and July 2011. 

Officials of the oil companies in western Tamil Nadu, when contacted said that dealers had been asked to raise consumer awareness about the need to use the number aadh too early to make use of an uninterrupted supply of LP gas filling . 

Consumers will be given a reasonable time to comply with the directive.