'IOC should clarify on abnormal delay in LPG supply'
Coimbatore, Dec. 26 (PTI): With abnormal delay in supplying LPG refills in the region, Coimbatore based Citizens' Voice Club has sought various details from the Indian Oil Corporation under the RTI Act 2005.
The information sought includes number of dealers and connections under each of them, number of days taken by each dealer to supply refills to consumers on an average and action taken by IOC to reduce the gap, if the delay was widespread, club secretary, C M Jeyaraam said in a letter to IOC.
The 'stoic silence' adopted by IOC over the attitude of LPG dealers has irked the public, who want to know whether it was consumer oriented or favouring the distributing agency, regarding supply of LPG, Jeyaram said in the letter, a copy of which was released to the press here.
Despite highlighting the ordeal undergone by the public through the press and letters, there was neglible impact in streamlining the distribution of cylinders, the letter said.
"Some dealers have the dubious distinction of flouting all rules and regulations. Unfortunately in practice LPG refills are not supplied even after 40 days from the date of the last supply," Jeyaraam alleged. Suggesting that records be verified to find out whether the dealers are following the numerical order in supply, he requested IOC to organise a consumers meeting to know the reality.