Oilcos asked to fast track LPG record updating
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 2: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon today asked the oil companies to expedite the process of updating of records of the LPG consumers.
The Minister at a meeting here today was reviewing the progress on the updating exercise of records of LPG consumers started a few months ago in Jammu and Kashmir.
The minister said the issue entailed much importance and needed to be addressed on priority.
The meeting was informed that records of 3.58 lakh consumers have been updated so for, while the process of name change and transfer is in full swing. It was told that at present a total of 7.53 lakh consumers are registered with different oil companies in the State.
Emphasizing for releasing the list of the consumers whose records have been up-dated and the charges for securing new connections, the Minister asked the representatives of the oil companies to utilize the services of print and electronic media so that information could reach to general public, including those living in rural and far flung areas.
“There are complaints that dealers are forcing consumers to take gas stoves with new connections” the minister asked the representatives to publish the necessary guidelines and rates in the local press to dispel the apprehensions of the consumers.
Regarding the home delivery system, Akhoon directed the officers and the representatives to extend the ambit of home delivery system and introduce the facility in districts and towns also. He said this would help to contain black-marketing, besides bringing efficiency in service delivery system.
Minister of state for power and CAPD Shabir Ahmad Khan, who was also present in the meeting, stressed the need to streamline the LPG distribution in the rural areas of Poonch , Rajouri and other districts.
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