PMUY customers to get free LPG refills for 3 months

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Dimapur, April 9: As economic response to the pandemic caused due to COVID-19 in the country, the Government has announced ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package’ to provide financial assistance of Rs 1.7 lakh crores to the nation including the poor and healthcare workers. Under this package provision of Rs 13000 Cr has been made to give free LPG refills to PMUY beneficiaries for the period of 3 months from April to June’ 2020.
The scheme is applicable for all PMUY customers, excluding those blocked or marked for termination and where Sss issued but installation is pending.
Oil Market Companies (OMCs) would transfer an advance to the PMUY customer’s bank for amount equal to the RSP of one 1,4.2 kg refill. In case of customers who have taken 5 kg new connection, advance amount will be also equal to one refill of 5 kg. (Maximum transfer amount in case of 5 kg connection will be equal to 3 refills for 5 kg per month). First, advance will be transferred from 3rd April onwards to the bank accounts having past record of successful transfer of subsidy. It would take 2-3 days to credit the bank account after the transfer.
After receiving confirmation from the bank that advance has been credited to customer’s account, an SMS will be sent to the customer’s registered mobile number that she may proceed to book and avail the Free LPG cylinder.
PMUY customer can do refill booking on IVRS, mobile app, Whatsapp, payTM etc. as applicable. If the customer or her family member doesn’t have mobile number, she can submit a request in the prescribed form (Annexure-l) to the distributor to do counter booking.
These forms duly singed by the customer shall be kept in record by the distributor for future verification. Request forms would be available at the distributorship.
(Page News Service)