From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, December 12: At a time when the whole country is propagating the initiative of online payment system to ride out the massive difficult phase since demonization of the currency notes, the Duliajan based Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), on the other hand, seems to multiply the cash crunch for common people by not introducing online mode of money transfer for domestic pipeline gas consumption. It is alleged that the banks-Allahabad Bank and State Bank of India - authorized to collect the pipeline gas bills, owing to public pressure otherwise, have been uble to clear the cheques on time.
The organization appears to be less concerned towards the Digital India initiative of the Government of India by accepting pipeline gas payment only by cash and cheque. The consumers’ interest is at stake as they cannot readily make cash arrangement, rather being convenient with electronic payment which will ease the currency crisis stress and also avoid inconveniences faced in the banks in the wake of demonetization. The pipeline gas consumers feel that AGCL should immediately launch online payment of bills to mitigate harassment meted to consumers.