Published On: Sun, Aug 30th, 2015

Sahaj – On line release of new LPG connections

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In line with Digital India Vision envisaged by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, Minister of state(I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched Sahaj – the on line release of new LPG connections, through the portal to enable customers to register for new LPG connections online, as well as make on line payments for the same.

While launching the facility, Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated the OMCs for implementing “Sahaj’ initiative. He said, “The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. I compliment the PSU OMCs for aligning their business processes with the Digital India Vision”
Pradhan said that the initiatives taken by Petroleum Ministry in the last seven months have enhanced coverage of LPG and extended better services to customers. The ever-growing expansion of PAHAL, a scheme aimed to improve the subsidy administration of LPG across the country, has ensured smooth transfer of subsidy on LPG cylinder directly to the customers’ bank accounts. He also thanked the 25 lakh caring Indians for having given up their LPG subsidy to help BPL families enjoy freedom from smoke-filled kitchens, following the appeal from Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Pradhan mentioned about 22 lakh new lpg connections have been issued for bpl household in the current year Jan to July 2015.
Pradhan also interacted with the customers and distributers through video conferencing in 12 cities where the initiative was launched simultaneously alongwith Delhi – i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune. It will be launched pan-India within the next few days.

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