State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) may restart the provision of subsidised cooking gas connection for prospective customers who have registered for it till October 15.
However, the condition is that these customers should not possess a connection. OMCs may start giving connections to prospective customers in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Puducherry on the lines of Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The lists of the prospective eligible customers in these states have been made available with the concerned distributors of the three OMCs.
It is learnt that even the respective distributors would also send out separate intimations to the customers, who would then be required to complete the relevant formalities to avail of their new connections.
The OMCs would also initiate legal proceedings against those customers who already had existing connections but had applied for a new LPG connection. OMCs warn that the existing connections of such fraudulent customers would also be cancelled.
In a related development, the OMCs have extended by a month, till Dec 31, the Know Your Customer deadline for those customers holding multiple connections, to submit details of their connections.