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This article tells you about how to keep track of your ‘rightful’ six subsidized LPG cylinders, unless you want pay more every time
Here are details about the capping of subsidized cylinders scheme for LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) announced by the Government of India on 13 September 2012. You will be surprised to know that almost 50% of the LPG consumers in the country use six cylinders or less during one full year. Therefore, effectively this percentage of customers will not be affected at all. I request each one of you to note the following:
If you have lost /misplaced the DGCC booklet or do not have the DGCC booklet or have a DGCC booklet without a serial number/consumer number, you must get in touch with your distributor and obtain a new booklet, duly stamped and signed by the distributor, after paying applicable charges or get the serial number stamped and signed by the distributor in the old DGCC booklet. The serial number of the DGCC book must be entered by the distributor in his system.
To ensure that all cylinders are delivered to the genuine customer, the following process has been devised:
The cash memo and the acknowledgement generated by the system for each cylinder will indicate the number of subsidized cylinder being delivered against entitlement i.e. 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 as well as the Serial number of DGCC booklet.
Consumers on their part must do the following at each cylinder delivery:
• Produce the DGCC booklet to the delivery boy while receiving the refill cylinder.
• Check that the serial number of the DGCC matches with that printed on the cash memo.
• Sign on the DGCC booklet as well as copy of the cash memo as acknowledgement of receipt of the refill cylinder and handover the same to the delivery man.
• Ensure that the delivery details are recorded in the book and signed by the deliveryman.
Every consumer must keep the cash memo and DGCC book carefully as in case of any dispute with regard to receipt of subsidized cylinders, the cash memo and the DGCC book will be the reference points for resolution of the case. In the absence of the DGCC booklet, the distributor’s record would be considered as final.
All consumers are requested to get their mobile number recorded with the distributor so that confirmation of delivery of the refill cylinder can be sent through SMS by the respective oil companies to their consumers as and when electronic confirmation system is rolled out.
Consumers are also advised to check their booking and delivery details on the Transparency Portal of oil companies (www.petroleum.nic.in, www.hindustanpetroleum.com/www.indane.co.in/www.ebharatgas.com) and in case of any discrepancy in delivery of cylinders, immediately log complaint in the Transparency Portal.
Maintaining that Vijay Mallya-owned carrier was facing serious financial crunch, Ajit Singh has said DGCA would have to be satisfied on all aspects of operational safety till it approved resumption of its flights
New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines, which has declared a partial lockout till Thursday, would have to seek aviation regulator nod from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) before resuming operations, reprots PTI quoting Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh.
DGCA has asked the crisis-ridden airline to submit a report on airworthiness of its aircraft before resuming operations, he told reporters.
The Minister's response came a day after the airline CEO Sanjay Agarwal and Executive Vice President Hitesh Patel met DGCA chief Arun Mishra, briefing him on the company's decision to suspend the entire operations till October four.
"We are hopeful that we will resolve the situation in the next few days. We will take a call on October four on resumption of our operations," Agarwal had told PTI on Tuesday.
The airline would be using its current fleet of ten aircraft -- seven Airbus A-320s and three turbo-prop ATRs, to resume flights. With these planes, Kingfisher has been operating about 70-80 flights each day till it declared a partial lockout late Monday night following a strike by engineers and pilots for non-payment of salary.
Maintaining that Vijay Mallya-owned carrier was facing serious financial crunch, the Minister said DGCA would have to be satisfied on all aspects of operational safety till it approved resumption of its flights.
Based on the inputs received from the airline and its own findings, the aviation regulator is likely to submit an interim report on the airline's safety parameters to the Ministry very soon and a final report would follow in the next few days.
"We will only then take a decision on the airline's operations," the Minister said, adding that he had "no idea" on the implications of the safety issues on Kingfisher's flying licence as of now.
The airline had declared a partial lockout after its engineers and pilots struck work on Friday to protest non- payment of salaries since March.
After the airline CEO told DGCA that the March salaries, which have already been paid to about half the employees, would be given to the remaining staff in the next few days, a representative of the protesters said, "The management has made such promises earlier too but not fulfilled them. So, we have to wait and watch."