No surcharge for home delivery of LPG: DC

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 6: Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu has spelt it out in no uncertain terms that no gas agency can take any surcharge in the me of home delivery of LPG cylinders. He has said that the fixed price of an LPG cylinder includes all charges, and hence no surcharge in the me of home delivery can be taken.

Though the price of an LPG cylinder includes all charges, many gas agencies in Guwahati take an extra charge in the me of home delivery, and this is not a fair practice.

Iugurating a Point of Sale (PoS) machine at Beltola in the city today, Angamuthu said: “Gas agencies will get their licenses cancelled if they are caught in taking surcharge for home delivery.”

Amgamuthu said: “This is an initiative taken by the Kamrup (M) district administration to encourage the customers of  fair price shops, LPG cylinder and petroleum products to go for cashless transaction in this post period of demonetization.”

Angamuthu at first launched the PoS at Deuri Brothers, located at Noonmati which is an old fair price shop which has been in operation since 1962. He operated the machine in presence of the beneficiaries and other officials.

The Deputy Commissioner said that he is taking steps to install PoS in rest of the fair price shops/AAMAR DUKANs, LPG distributors, petrol pumps so that consumers can have easy transaction. He also said this payment mode is not mandatory, but it is a convenient mode which is helpful to all the customers in many aspects.

Later on he launched a PoS machine at City Gas Agency located at Beltola in presence of a large number of customers and media persons. He said that the district administration will ensure that all the 37 LPG distributors & petrol pumps will have PoS machines within a very short period so that all customers can have easy transaction.

The DC requested the lead bank magers/HDFC Bank officials and IOCL officials present  at the meeting  and who have been instrumental in installation of PoS machine to provide all assistance to the  agencies to install PoS machines at an earliest.

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