Monitoring Committees to conduct surprise check of fuel stations
KG News Desk
SRINAGAR, JULY 17: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today asked the petrol pump dealers to ensure quality services failing with their licenses would be suspended.
Chairing a review meeting with the representatives of various oil companies, the Minister said he has received several complaints from various quarters mentioning that there are some petrol pumps who fail to provide their consumers with basic facilities like clean washroom, drinking facility and free air facility at their stations.
The Minister said as per oil companies marketing disciplinary guidelines for running any petrol pump following these norms is mandatory.
Zulfkar Ali directed the concerned to issue a Government circular in this regard where the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) from across the State are directed to formulate monitoring committees in their respective districts.
Explaining the role of the committees, the Minister said within a month the monitoring committees would make frequent surprise visits to various petrol pumps to check if the inspecting pump owners are complying with the set guidelines. He directed the DCs that those found violating the norms should immediately be penalized by suspending their licenses.
During the meeting, the Minister also desired that oil companies need to increase their work under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He suggested for construction of shelter shed for Buddha Amarnath yatris in Rajouri district. Likewise, for construction of wayside facilities for tourist in Anantnag district, the Minister directed the concerned DC to formulate a detailed proposal that would be submitted to the oil companies afterwards.