There are no silver bullets but it is better to know the process to avoid harassment. I recently got Indane LPG gas after making rounds of their office for about a month. Most of these was due to the lack of info. SO, here you go.
First step is you need to get the KYC (Know Your Customer) form from the dealer. There is nothing special about it so, even if someone happens to have a soft copy of it then you can get it printed. I had to wait for 2 weeks to get this. One format of KYC document is available on Indane site (here), but the one I got from the dealer was a little different. They will also give you an affidavit form, which you need to get printed on a Rs 20 Stamp Paper and notarized by a lawyer. You can get that form from here.
Tip: If you live anywhere in Hitec City, Hyderabad then there is a small shop available in Madhapur to Stamp Papers and notarize documents. – http://maap.in/w
Fill the KYC form and affix a colored photograph. Along with the Stamp Paper and KYC you need to attach your address proof and photo Id proof. Also you should provide the Aadhaar number on the KYC form, though its photocopy need to be attached if you are providing another photo Id proof.
Some of the accepted address proofs are:-
- Rental agreement
- Credit / Bank statement
- Electricity bill
- Self-declaration attested by Gazetted officer
- Flat allotment/possession letter
Some of the accepted photo Id proofs are:-
- Pan Card
- Driving License
Once you submit all the above, they say, they will make a verification call in a week. After that you may go to your dealer and deposit a sum of Rs. 5000 to get the new connection.
However, in my case they did not call me. When I anyway went there after a week I got the connection. I had to dig through the applications dump to find mine. Rs. 5000 deposit includes price of gasket, regulator, one cylinder, a stove and other misc charges. Buying stove from them is purely optional, but the agency might try to force you to buy that.
Along with the above stuffs you get a connection certificate sort of paper and the gas booklet. According to the agency you can only apply for single cylinder when you are getting a new connection. You can get the second one after three months.
Hope the above info helps. May god help you with your Gas hunting. 😛