The Centre on Tuesday extended the deadline for filling the Know Your Customer (KYC) form by LPG consumers to November 15. In a nation-wide exercise to weed out multiple or ghost connections, the state-owned oil firms had previously asked their domestic cooking gas (LPG) distributors to collect and verify duly filled KYC forms from the consumers by October 31.
“The deadline for submission of KYC is extended by 15 days till November 15,” General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation and state-level coordinator for oil industry in the State BV Sekhar Babu said in a release.
The drive to eliminate multiple connections at same-name-same-address (SNSA) or different-names-same-address (DNSA) follow last month’s government decision to cap supply of subsidised LPG to six cylinders per household in a year.
The objective of KYC is to implement the policy of ‘one household, one connection’ and to voluntarily surrender additional connections. KYC form is required to be submitted by the customers in suspect list of multiple connections, customers coming on transfer and customers seeking reactivation of their suspended or blocked connections, Babu said.
Even husband and wife owning separate connections at the same address will be summarily disconnected. In case of multiple connections at same address under different names, consumers have to submit KYC forms for verification of genuine users.
Consumers in the KYC form have to give all the necessary details like name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, spouse name, complete address with pin-code and also an optional information about bank details. They have to submit self-attested photocopies of address and ID proof along with the filled in form.
The official said transfer of LPG connection to family members during lifetime would be permitted, subject to certain conditions. Transfer of LPG connections to legal heir in case of death of consumers would henceforth be done through a self-declaration by the next of kin and death certificate. Previously, legal heir/succession certificate was required.