Oil Cos agree to distribute gas at CAPD outlets
Srinagar, Nov 8: Succumbing to the pressure from State Government, oil companies operating here have agreed to distribute LPG at Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department outlets Monday onwards. Earlier the companies had refused to abide by the Government directive.
The decision was taken at a meeting of officials of oil companies with gas dealers. “Officials of oil companies in consultation with our higher officials decided to follow the directions of State Government and High Court for making available LPG cylinders at CAPD outlets,” said an executive of an oil company who was present in the meeting.
He said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere where every aspect regarding the distribution of LPG was discussed.
“It was impressed upon the gas distributors to make available LPG cylinders at every CAPD outlet coming under their catchment area,” he added.
Oil companies directed gas dealers to expedite the process of verification and updating the information of consumers on the online servers of respective companies.
“Gas dealers were asked to provide all type of assistance to the consumers so that they don’t face any inconvenience,” he said.
DEALERS RESENT POLICE ROLE:
During the meeting, the gas dealers, however, expressed their resentment on the decision of State Government of involving police in the distribution of gas.
“We have a full fledged CAPD department that looks after the distribution of food items and essential commodities, we fail to understand why the Government has involved police in the distribution of gas,” the dealers said.
They said: “Involvement of police in the distribution process will further aggravate our problems. Police officials demand subsidized gas cylinders from us at every distribution point and making them monitor the process will give them a free hand to take as many cylinders as they want.”
“The behavior of cops has been very rude towards the gas dealers and consumers,” the dealers said, demanding that State Government should revoke its order.
Day before yesterday, the State Government decided to bank on police to tackle the LPG crisis in fuel-starved Kashmir and directed cops to supervise distribution of cooking gas cylinders.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 9 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
- JK Wakf Board under scanner
- No hasty decision on AFSPA: A K Antony
- Omar for opening of Jammu-Sialkot road
- JCC-Government face off: Scene likely to hot up
- Chib comes to Taj’s rescue
- IN A FIRST,JK TO START CAPTIVE BREEDING OF ENDANGERED HANGUL
- Hurriyat (G) to debate Shrine Board’s role
- Oil Cos agree to distribute gas at CAPD outlets
Shinde Assures All Help To JK Govt
SECURITY OF PANCHAYAT REPRESENTATIVES
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Nov 8: The Centre Thursday promised to provide all assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government to deal with the situation arising out of the resignation of several Panchayat representatives More
- Srinagar City
RAMS INTO CAR
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Nov 8: The reckless driving of tippers yet again exposed negligence on the part of Traffic police and other concerned authorities when a tipper driving allegedly on the wrong side rammed into More
Jammu, Nov 8: Expressing surprise over the decision of the state government to conduct elections to the four seats of Legislative Council (LC) from the quota of Panchayats, PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed More
Intra-Kashmir Dialogue Concludes
Muzaffarabad, Nov 8: An intra-Kashmir dialogue of women concluded here on Wednesday, with more than a dozen recommendations regarding free and trouble free traveling between the divided parts of Jammu More