Source: News Bharati English05 Oct 2016 13:57:08

New Delhi, October 5: Aadhaar is made mandatory for availing LPG subsidies henceforth by the government. The government has allowed two months grace period to the citizens to get the unique identification number. According to an oil ministry order the individual who desire to avail LPG subsidies is hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication.
Those who still do not have Aadhaar card are given time till November 30, 2016 to register for unique identification number. Till Aadhar is allotted, citizens can claim LPG subsidy on basis of bank photo passbook and Aadhaar enrolment ID slip or his voter ID card or ration card or kisan photo passbook or passport of driver license along with copy of request for Aadhaar enrolment.

Also, an undertaking in a set format has to be given that the individual is not availing LPG subsidy under some other consumer number of an oil marketing company, the order said."This notification shall take effect immediately in all states except Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir," the order said."Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one's identity," it said, adding the provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act came into effect from September 14, 2016.

Government currently gives 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates per household in a year. The Ministry said use of Aadhaar as identifier for delivery of services/benefits/subsidies simplifies the processes; ensure transparency and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly to them.