The district administration has warned LPG dealers against asking customers to furnish their Aadhaar card numbers for refilling LPG cylinders.

Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla had called for a meeting of LPG dealers following several complaints against them, which were received mainly after the Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) scheme was launched in the district on a pilot basis.

A release issued in this connection stated that the LPG dealers should not ask for customers Aadhaar cards or numbers. Customers can book for refills through SMS or telephone calls.

It would help LPG dealers in the days to come if the customers furnish Aadhar card numbers but it is not mandatory. Action would be initiated against the LPG dealers who ask for Aadhaar cards henceforth, the release said. Customers can call 0836-2444594 if they face any problems in this regard, the release added.

The release said that not all the customers have to fill the Know Your Customer (KYC) forms. Those who have more than one LPG connection under the same address and those who have not bought the cylinders for six months or more and those applying for fresh LPG connections have to submit the KYC forms, the release said.

About the supply of LPG cylinder for subsidised prices, the release said that the Union government has reduced the number of subsidised LPG cylinders supplied to six. Those who need a seventh cylinder will have to pay Rs. 950.

The customers could avail ‘themselves of three cylinders for the fiscal year 2012–13 and must pay Rs. 950 for the fourth. LPG dealers must mention the details of the cylinders supplied and issue printed bills compulsorily, the release said.

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