Hindustan Petroleum is one of the few entities that has been granted license to distribute LPG gas cylinders in India. As of 2011, HP Gas had catered to over 33 million LPG users across India.
HP Gas Service Charges Applicable for New Connections
Details of cost of New Connection with two cylinders and one regulator along with cost of LPG is given below:
|Refundable Deposit for Two Gas Cylinders||Rs. 2,900/- (Rs. 1450/ - Each)|
|Two refills||Price depends on the area you reside in.|
|Price of a regulator which is a refundable deposit||Rs.150 per regulator|
|Two LPG cylinders(Refundable Deposit)||Rs.2,900(Which is Rs.1,450 per LPG cylinder)|
Note: Please note that Rs.1,150 will be the refundable deposit for each cylinder for North Eastern States.
HP Gas Other Service Cost & Charges
|Inspection of equipment and hotplates Demonstration of LPG equipment||Rs.75|
|Administrative charges involved to issue a domestic gas and to provide a customer card(including DGCC charge)||Rs.25|
|Administrative cost incurred for documentation of LPG customer||Rs.75|
|New connection installation and demonstration charges with DBC or SBC||Rs.1000|
|Collecting equipment from customer’s property Preparation of termination voucher(as requested by the customer)||Rs.100|
|Charges for mechanic visits for any purpose excluding leakage Hotplates installation at the time of new connection and cleaning in case the hotplate is not brought from an authorised LPG distributor Compulsory inspection of domestic LPG installation that requires to be done after cleaning hotplates Servicing the hotplate||1 Burner: Rs.100 2 Burner: Rs.150 3 Burner: Rs.200 4 Burner: Rs.250 Cooking Range, Cooking Hobs and Auto-ignition Hotplates: Rs.300/-|
|Administrative charges involved to issue a domestic gas and to provide a customer card(including DGCC charge)||Rs.50|
Disclaimer: Please note that the prices may vary due to the new GST rule. HP Gas will charges GST on their gas cylinders. There will be an increase in the gas prices. Please contact HP Gas to know the exact amount.
GST And Its Effect on Gas
The prices of LPG gas has been affected by the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). Going forward, GST will replace multiple taxes like excise duty, additional customs duty, surcharges, service tax, and other such charges. All other charges apart from GST will be null and void.
The new GST rule has an effect on almost all industries. The most spoken about effect of the GST rule is the increase in gas prices. According to the new GST taxation structure, domestic gas prices has increased and commercial gas prices have reduced.
GST Tax Structure
The new GST rule has changed the existing tax structure upside down. According to the new rule, there are five different tax rates that will be charged on goods and services in India. The tax rates are classified under 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28% GST.
GST Effect on Domestic HP Gas Cylinders in India
GST has increased the price of cooking gas in India. For more details on the effect of GST on LPG, read on.
- There is an increase of Rs.32 per cylinder on domestic LPG prices in India after the GST rule was implemented.
- It is also noteworthy that this is the most steepest hike in domestic gas prices in India. The last time time that such an increase was noted was on 25 June 2011, when the price of domestic subsidised LPG rose by Rs.50 due to the increase in oil prices internationally.
- Only 12 subsidised LPG cylinders will be given to each household in one year. After using the 12 subsidised cylinders, customers will be asked to pay the market price of the cylinder. After exhausting the quota, from the 13th cylinder onwards, customers will be required to pay 18% GST on every additional cylinder purchased within that year.
- Services like gas inspection, installation, and other such mandatory charges will also attract 18% GST going forward.
- States that were not charging tax on domestic gas cylinders will also fall under the GST rule. These states will witness an increase on domestic LPG cylinders by Rs.12 to Rs.15 per cylinder.
How to Get a New HP Gas Connection?
If you want to take the traditional route, you can walk into any authorised HP Gas distributor in your area with the required documents and get a new gas connection. However, if you are busy and are unable to walk into a distribution centre, you can apply for a new gas connection online.
- The official HP Gas website has a option called “Register for LPG connection” under which customers can apply for a new gas connection online without standing in long queues which consumes a lot of time.
- Please keep scanned copies of all documents required like your proof of identity and proof of address while applying for a gas connection online.
- After you finish the application process, you will be given a reference number.
- Please keep the reference number carefully as it is required to track the status of your application online.
To complete the online registration process, you will have to make the payment online using netbanking/credit card/debit card.
Documents Required to Get a New HP Gas Connection
To get a HP gas connection, you will be required to submit you Know Your Customer(KYC) documents. KYC are those documents that acts as proof to the details provided by the customer like the proof of identity and address proof. Along with your passport size photo, you will have to submit a identity proof and address proof.
Please submit one of the following documents as proof of identity to apply for a new HP Gas cylinder:
- Aadhar card
- PAN card
- Voters ID
- Passport copy
- ID card issued by State or Central government
- Driving license
Please submit one of the following documents as proof of residence:
- Driving license
- Aadhar card
- Voters ID Card
- Copy of passport
- LIC policy
- Ration card
- Lease agreement
- Telephone, water, or electricity bill
- Flat allotment
- House registration document
- Bank or credit card statement
- Self-declaration attested by a Gazetted Officer
HP Gas Customer Care
HP Gas is known for excellent customer service. Headquartered in Mumbai, HP Gas has two customer care numbers that their customers can dial for any queries. The numbers are as follows:
- 022 22863900s
Apart from this, HP Gas also has a dedicated helpline number which works 24/7 that people can dial for any emergency. HP Gas customers can reach this helpline by dialing 1906.
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Modi Government Contemplates To Put The Rs.4 Hike On LPG Price On Hold
As the opposition increases, the Modi Government is thinking of taking back their decision of letting the oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase the effective price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs 4 per month to help them reduce and finally eliminate the subsidy burden.
However, so far, it is clear that these OMCs will will increase the price of kerosene by 25 paise per month to eliminate the subsidy paid on the fuel.
On July 31, Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum minister, wrote a letter to the Lok Sabha stating that according to the order dated 30th May, 2017 has again authorised OMCs to continue to increase the effective price of subsidised domestic LPG by Rs 4 per cylinder effective from 1st June, 2017 per month till the reduction of government subsidy to ‘nil’, or till March 2018, or till further order, whichever is earliest.
9th August 2017
Price Increase of LPG Cylinder Condemned by CPI(M)
The Centre was expected to increase the price of LPG cylinders by Rs.90, but the CPI(M) condemned the same. According to the CPI(M), the act only profits the corporate houses, and that too at the cost of the poor and the middle class. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effigy was burned before M Govardhan, the party town secretary revealed that the people were stepping up themselves to renounce their LPG subsidy with the belief that the PM would lower their price. M Govardhan added that the PM has hardly helped people, but has taken decisions that favour oil companies.
13th March 2017
Price of Gas Connection Lowered by HPCL in an Effort to Make Kashmir ‘Smokeless’Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, in an effort to turn Kashmir into a ‘smokeless’ zone, has lowered the price of new cooking gas connections through its latest bumper offer. Officials of the company revealed that the aim to reduce the price of single cylinder connection to just Rs.1800 from Rs.4600 would offer the cooking gas facility to people at cheap rates, thereby making them more accessible especially to those who could not previously afford it. Aamir Ahmad, the General Manager of Super Gas Services said that the scheme is expected to come of great benefit to those who live in backward areas and slums who still depend on other kinds of cooking such as burning bonfire to cook. According to Ahmad, this new scheme will help them derive the benefits of cooking gas while also exposing them to the subsidies offered by the government on it.
1st March 2017