NEW DELHI (TIP): The government on Thursday extended till November 30 the deadline for cooking gas consumers with multiple connections to complete verification of their details. This is the second extension granted by the government for state-run fuel retailers to complete the KYC (know your customer) process to weed out duplicate or ghost connections. The retailers started the exercise in August after the government modified the LPG control order.
The exercise was to end by October 30. After the Centre in September capped the supply of subsidized cylinders to six a year per household, cooking gas dealers were swamped by consumers rushing in to fill the KYC form. Following consumer complaints of difficulty in completing the process, the deadline was extended to November 15. This has once again been extended by another fortnight.
An IOC official said only those consumers who have multiple connections need to comply with the process. Others who have to go through the process are consumers whose names figure in the list published on the websites of the companies and those seeking new connections.