to get the right quantity, as all the LPG bottling plants have been modernised
the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, by the Director (Marketing)
of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, 178 of the total 184 LPG
bottling plants which were having mechanical carousel (filling) machines
have been converted to electronic filling systems, so as ensure the right
quantity of LPG in the cooking gas refills. This major improvement
was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court, as per its directive on
17th July 2012, in the appeal of Consumer Protection Council, Rourkela.
The apex court wanted to know as to what the government had done on the
order of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, made in 2007.
Thanks to the initiative of CPC, Rourkela, now the entire domestic LPG
consumers can look forward to getting the right quantity of cooking gas
in their refill cylinders. Incidentally the Ministry, through the
OMCs (Oil Marketing Companies) such as IOC, BPCL and HPCL had to incur
an expenditure of over Rs. 250 crores for this modernisation. The
left over units of IOC (2 nos., by Sept. 12), HPC (1 no., by March ‘13)
and BPC (3 nos., by March ‘14) will be completed.