Aadhaar can be ID proof for LPG connections

Chennai: People seeking new LPG connections from Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation can now submit their Letter of allotment of Aadhaar - unique identification authority number -- as a proof of identity.

These oil marketing companies had advised their distributors to accept Aadhaar issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as proof of identity and address, a statement from IOC said here.

The Aadhaar (Letter issued by UIDAI) would be included in the list of documents sufficient for issue of new domestic LPG connections, it said.

According to UIDAI, so far 94,78,591 Aadhaars had been issued in the country.