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Aadhaar cards mandatory for LPG connections in Ggn

The Gurgaon administration on Wednesday announced that Aadhaar cards are now mandatory for obtaining LPG cylinders in the district.

Making the announcement, Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash said that the orders have been sent to the LPG distributors in the district and they have been asked to ensure compliance in letter and spirit.

He said that time and again the district administration had been requesting the residents, especially the cooking gas consumers to get themselves enrolled for Aadhaar but the appeal did not evoke the desired response. The administration had made arrangements for enrollment and it even purchased machines to meet the requirement, he said. In a jolt to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to modify its interim order and allow bodies like RBI and SEBI and some states to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar card for welfare schemes other than the public distribution system (PDS) and LPG schemes. The district has about 4,88,534 cooking gas consumers, out of which 2,79,376 have got their bank accounts linked with Aadhaar so that the amount of subsidy can be directly transferred to their account and there is no pilferage of subsidy. About 2 lakh consumers still need to get their gas connections linked with Aadhaar, the Deputy Commissioner said. 
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