New Delhi: The government has extended the deadline for filling of the the Know Your Customer (KYC) forms by LPG consumers till December 31.
In a nationwide exercise to weed out multiple or ghost connections, the government had previously set November 15 as the deadline for customers to submit their duly filed KYC forms with their distributors.
"We have now decided to extend the deadline by a month to December 31," a senior Oil Ministry official said here.
The drive to weed out multiple connections at same address follow the September decision to cap supply of subsidised LPG to six cylinders per household in a year.
The official clarified that only those figuring in the list of suspected households having multiple connections need to fill KYC form.
"Only multiple connection holders should submit the KYC details before the new deadline," he said adding oil companies have identified over 2 crore households were multiple connections have been taken at the same addresses under different names.
The official said oil firms are implementing the policy of 'one household, one connection' and have asked consumers to voluntarily give up additional connections.
Multiple LPG connections in the 'same name and at the same address' as well as 'husband and wife' owning connections at the same address would be summarily disconnected.
In case of multiple connections at same address under different names, distributors have been asked to collect KYC forms to verify genuine users.
Consumers in the KYC form have to gives 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.
New subsidised LPG connections will be issued after the completion of the KYC formalities and multiple connection check.
"All LPG consumers are eligible for three subsidised domestic cylinders during the remaining part of the current year ending March 31, 2013," the official said.
There is no restriction on the number of domestic non- subsidised cylinders that consumers can avail beyond the three subsidised LPG refills to meet their genuine demand.
From April 1, next year, LPG consumers can avail six domestic subsidised LPG refill cylinders in a financial year.