SAHAJ scheme Current Affairs - 2019
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Union Government has launched Sahaj Scheme for online booking of LPG cylinders.
It was launched by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) Dharmendra Pradhan as part of Government’s 2016-Year of the Consumers initiative.
Features of Scheme
- Consumers can book LPG cylinders online through the unified web portal www.mylpg.in which is available in 13 languages.
- People can apply online for new LPG connection and they need not visit to the LPG distributors for it.
- This facility is available around the clock and with online or offline payment options. LPG cylinders will be delivered at home even in their absence.
Union government has decided to target of adding 10 crore new LPG connections by December 2018 to present 16.5 crore connections. For this government has planned to ease the process of LPG refills and new connections and few of them are
Union Government has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly initiative.
It was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a function held in New Delhi.
- Under the scheme, people can apply online for new LPG connection and they need not visit to the LPG distributors for it.
- SAHAJ facility will enable the customers to post online request for a new connection by filing Know Your Customer (KYC) form by uploading bank account details and photographs.
- After submitting the details, customer will receive the registration number to know the new connection status. Later, customer can opt for offline or online mode of payment for the new connection.
- Once payment is done, electronic subscription voucher will be mailed to the new customer. Later distributor will do physical delivery of the Gas cylinder, regulator with hose pipe.
- Initially, the scheme has been launched in twelve cities across the country. In near future, this scheme will be extended to other parts of the country.
- Twelve cities are Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Patna, Mumbai and Pune.