It is not compulsory to buy hot plate from the Distributors. A customer can buy BIS approved Stove from any source of his choice. However Distributors are advised to keep high thermal efficiency i.e. fuel saving and better quality LPG Stoves for offering to existing and prospective customers. For availing of a LPG connection, a customer should be in possession of an ISI mark hotplate and rubber tube.
Incase you have an ISI mark hotplate available with you, the distributor shall check it at your premises against a nominal payment (as per the table given above) the distributor has to complete such an inspection within 7 days from the date of such a payment by the customer.