A meeting to address issues concerning domestic LPG connections was held at Bachat Bhawan here on Wednesday.
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Amritsar food and civil supplies controller Rakesh Singla was attended by Dalip Kumar Mina from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Rajiv Sharma of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Kamaldeep from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited as well as distributors of gas agencies in the district.
Queries related to 'Know your customer' form, connection and distribution of cylinders were discussed during the meeting. "According to the data available with oil firms, all such multiple connections held by one person in his or her name and same address have been blocked and details of these blocked connections displayed at the respective gas agency," said Singla.
Oil companies have also blocked connections held by the same person and same address that are registered in different agencies. Such connection holders should fill the KYC form in the time specified and surrender one of the connections along with the equipment. After the inquiry is completed, their connection will be activated.
In case of multiple connections in different names but same address, Singla said although these connections had not been blocked yet, it was compulsory for the connection holder to fill the KYC form by November 15. "On receiving the forms, the gas agency concerned will verify the connection and valid ones will remain active," he said.
The representatives from oil firms appealed to the customers that while receiving cylinders they should note its number and accept it only after checking its weight and ensuring that there was no leakage.
"Companies are accepting requests for new connections, but will be provided according to the waiting list," Singla said. "Customers should note their booking number from the agency; they can check their number on the waiting list uploaded on the websites of the oil companies."
The oil firms' representatives said the price of cylinders provided by the government under its subsidy scheme would remain unchanged, while that of cylinders otherwise would keep changing as per the market rate of LPG.
"The department has formed teams to stop black marketing of cylinders," Singla said. "These teams will keep tabs on employees of gas agencies and use dummy customers to know whether black marketing is taking place. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty."