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Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised LPG

Oil marketing firms to help citizens enroll for unique identity number

Nitin Sethi  |  New Delhi 

Empty Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders are seen at a gas distribution centre at Dujana village in Noida (Photo: Reuters)
Empty Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders are seen at a gas distribution centre at Dujana village in Noida (Photo: Reuters)

Subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders will now be available only those who have with cards. Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it in order to continue availing the subsidy.

After the passage of the law and its attendant regulations, the ministry of petroleum and natural gas notified the mandatory requirement of the unique identity number to oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Friday.


are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers. The companies can temporarily give subsidy based on other documents such as a driver’s licence, provided a subscriber can show proof of having enrolled for and awaiting the issue of the unique identity number.

The ministry’s notification says in case beneficiaries are unable to enroll for at the earmarked centres in their area, the will be required to create enrolment facilities at convenient locations. will ask  applicants seeking subsidised cylinders to register their requests for cards, either on the OMCs’ websites or with dealers and distributors.

The decision to universalise the use of across all large schemes of the government was taken in May 2016 at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office. After the passage of regulations of the Act, the Unique Identity Authority of India sent out a circular to all government bodies to issue specific notifications making mandatory for the social schemes and government processes.

Multiple petitions are pending before the Supreme Court against making mandatory. But the government contends these pertain to the period before the law came in to force. In August, the Supreme Court had asked the government to withdraw an order making mandatory for availing academic scholarships and fellowships. The Centre says the order was bad in law as it was not passed in keeping with the new regulations, which require the government body concerned to provide enrolment facilities and continue to give if the person can show proof of enrolment. This, the government claims, will ensure that no one is denied or access to and processes.

AVAILING SUBSIDY
  • Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it to continue availing subsidy
     
  • are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers
     
  • The decision was taken in May
     
  • In Aug, SC had asked  govt to withdraw an order making mandatory for academic scholarships

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Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised LPG

Oil marketing firms to help citizens enroll for unique identity number

Oil marketing firms to help citizens enroll for unique identity number
Subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders will now be available only those who have with cards. Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it in order to continue availing the subsidy.

After the passage of the law and its attendant regulations, the ministry of petroleum and natural gas notified the mandatory requirement of the unique identity number to oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Friday.

are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers. The companies can temporarily give subsidy based on other documents such as a driver’s licence, provided a subscriber can show proof of having enrolled for and awaiting the issue of the unique identity number.

The ministry’s notification says in case beneficiaries are unable to enroll for at the earmarked centres in their area, the will be required to create enrolment facilities at convenient locations. will ask  applicants seeking subsidised cylinders to register their requests for cards, either on the OMCs’ websites or with dealers and distributors.

The decision to universalise the use of across all large schemes of the government was taken in May 2016 at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office. After the passage of regulations of the Act, the Unique Identity Authority of India sent out a circular to all government bodies to issue specific notifications making mandatory for the social schemes and government processes.

Multiple petitions are pending before the Supreme Court against making mandatory. But the government contends these pertain to the period before the law came in to force. In August, the Supreme Court had asked the government to withdraw an order making mandatory for availing academic scholarships and fellowships. The Centre says the order was bad in law as it was not passed in keeping with the new regulations, which require the government body concerned to provide enrolment facilities and continue to give if the person can show proof of enrolment. This, the government claims, will ensure that no one is denied or access to and processes.

AVAILING SUBSIDY
  • Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it to continue availing subsidy
     
  • are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers
     
  • The decision was taken in May
     
  • In Aug, SC had asked  govt to withdraw an order making mandatory for academic scholarships
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Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised LPG

Oil marketing firms to help citizens enroll for unique identity number

Subsidised liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders will now be available only those who have with cards. Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it in order to continue availing the subsidy.

After the passage of the law and its attendant regulations, the ministry of petroleum and natural gas notified the mandatory requirement of the unique identity number to oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Friday.

are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers. The companies can temporarily give subsidy based on other documents such as a driver’s licence, provided a subscriber can show proof of having enrolled for and awaiting the issue of the unique identity number.

The ministry’s notification says in case beneficiaries are unable to enroll for at the earmarked centres in their area, the will be required to create enrolment facilities at convenient locations. will ask  applicants seeking subsidised cylinders to register their requests for cards, either on the OMCs’ websites or with dealers and distributors.

The decision to universalise the use of across all large schemes of the government was taken in May 2016 at a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office. After the passage of regulations of the Act, the Unique Identity Authority of India sent out a circular to all government bodies to issue specific notifications making mandatory for the social schemes and government processes.

Multiple petitions are pending before the Supreme Court against making mandatory. But the government contends these pertain to the period before the law came in to force. In August, the Supreme Court had asked the government to withdraw an order making mandatory for availing academic scholarships and fellowships. The Centre says the order was bad in law as it was not passed in keeping with the new regulations, which require the government body concerned to provide enrolment facilities and continue to give if the person can show proof of enrolment. This, the government claims, will ensure that no one is denied or access to and processes.

AVAILING SUBSIDY
  • Those who do not have the unique identity number will be required to enroll for it to continue availing subsidy
     
  • are now required to provide enrolment facilities to those without numbers
     
  • The decision was taken in May
     
  • In Aug, SC had asked  govt to withdraw an order making mandatory for academic scholarships

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