LEGAL NEWS 22.12.2009

BY R K Garg rkgarg_27@rediffmail.com There is no time bar taking refill cylinderMost of Gas distributors do not book the cylinder before a periodd of say more than n 20 days after the cylinder has been supplied. But there is no such bar. Through a RTI Application I have confirmed from the Oil Companies. as details below.Since the issue is related to all of us and all over India.Please provide maximum publicity to the issue in the larger benefit of all Gas users.On 14th Nov.2009 I filed a RTI Application with Various Oil Companies to which I have received following reply:Q:-Copy of rules for refilling of Gas Cylinder both for domestic & Commercial specifying the time gap between receipt of filled up Gas Cylinder and Re-booking of refill.INDIA OIL COPORATION LTD Sector 19 A Chandigarh through PIO-cum-Dy. Gen Manager (LPG) vide Letter NO.PSO/LPG/RTI dated 16th Dec.2009 informed as under Refill can be booked as and when required by a customer to meet his/her genuine requirement of LPG for domestic cooking purpose. No time gap has been specified between the date of supply of a domestic LPG cylinder and the date for booking of the next refill. The same is also true for commercial LPG suppliesHINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED lpg Regional Office at Rohtak Road Jind-126012 through Chief Regional Manager cum-CPIO Jind LPG RO Letter NO.LPG/SM/RTI dated 12.12.2009 informed as under :There is no time bar taking refill cylinder. However it should be used for Domestic cooking by genuine domestic customer. There is no time bar for Non Domestic refillR K GargConvenerRTI Chandigarh

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