HC asks Govt to improve distribution

Jammu, Nov 6: After the state High Court directed the state government to constitute task force for supervising supplies and distribution of cooking gas in the Valley, the Jammu wing of the High Court passed similar directions to ease up distribution system across the state.
A  Special Division Bench comprising Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice JP Singh was constituted to hear the similar matter which was earlier heard at Srinagar wing of State High Court regarding the distribution of LPG.
The Special Division Bench directed that the orders passed on the Public Interest Litigation on October 31, 2012 and November 2, 2012 in Srinagar wing of High Court would be applicable to Jammu Division and asked the divisional commissioners of both the divisions to ensure that all steps taken are effectively implemented in both the Divisions.
Additional Advocate General, Seema Shekhar, informed the Court that in terms of directions issued by the Division Bench at Srinagar, the Divisional Commissioner Srinagar had meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division for supply and distribution of LPG.
The Court directed the Divisional Commissioner Jammu to file report in a week on the steps taken by the government on the distribution of cooking gas as was filed by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
The Court asked the oil companies to file affidavits in keeping with the court directions in respect of Jammu Division.
The court asked Assistant Solicitor General of India KK Pangotra and senior Advocate DC Raina to assist the Bench in the matter.
Division Bench further directed that this Public Interest Litigation be listed for further orders on November 12, 2012.
According to minutes of the meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, a copy of which was produced before the Division Bench, it was submitted that all the Deputy Commissioners shall constitute Task Force teams to monitor the supply and distribution of the LPG.
According to the meeting, “Consumers can lodge their complaints with the committees as well as on Telephone No: 100 (Police Control Room) which will be monitored by SSP PCR Kashmir. OMC’s have been directed to depute their representative to PCR Kashmir for those complaints of the LPG consumers are registered and redressed.”

Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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