Will Accept KYC Forms Till All Consumers Registered: CAPD
SRINAGAR (KNS) – Even as oil companies Friday extended the date for registration and renewal of cooking gas connections in the country till end of this month, Jammu and Kashmir has got a bigger relief with the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department dispensing with any deadline for the purpose.
Quoting the CAPD director, Mir Mushtaq Ahmad, a KNS report said the oil companies would register the connections or renew the existing till all the consumers across the state deposited their Know Your Consumer (KYC) forms.
We will register all the consumers and no one will be left unregistered. There is no deadline for renewal or transfer of documents either. The process of registration will continue as long as all the consumers are registered, Mir told KNS.
Pertinently, different oil companies had earlier fixed October 30 as the deadline for registration and renewal of LPG connections, which was later extended till November 15.
Mir advised the consumers wishing to register, renew or transfer their connections to visit the websites of various oil companies to save themselves from unnecessary hassles.
Due to lack of awareness, many consumers spend long time in queues. I request them to benefit from the websites of different companies which will make the registration and renewal of connections very easy for them, he said, adding nearly 65 per cent consumers had registered themselves so far.
Defending the process for submission of KYC forms and other formalities, the oil company sources said it was necessary to ensure that every household got only one LPG connection. We wish to check misuse of subsidy offered by the government, they said.
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