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Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
16-March-2015 17:45 IST
Multiple LPG Connection

 

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that State/UT/OMC-wise number of multiple domestic LPG connections of Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), blocked & surrendered/cancelled as on 01.03.2015 are at Annexure I.

 

The possibility of malpractice/ irregularities in subsidized domestic LPG cylinders by unscrupulous elements cannot be ruled out due to the lower retail price of subsidized LPG for domestic use vis a vis the market price for commercial LPG. OMCs are on vigil to prevent and take action against black marketing of cylinders.

 

            OMCs have reported that the filled LPG cylinders are supplied to customers with proper heat shrinkable preformed PVC seal. Distributors are under instructions to ensure that Pre- Delivery Inspection (PDI) is carried out when the deliveries are made to the customers.

 

            OMCs also carry out surprise inspections at distributors premises, conduct refill audits, surprise checks at customers premises, en-route checking of delivery vehicles etc. If LPG distributors are found guilty of any malpractice, punitive action is taken in accordance with the provisions of the Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG).

 

            Moreover, various initiatives have been taken by the Government viz. capping on supply of subsidized cylinders, de-duplication, a 24x7 LPG service portal www.MyLPG.in, re-launched Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG consumer (DBTL) scheme called, `PAHAL’, KYC exercise etc. which reduce the misuse and diversion of subsidized LPG cylinders.

Presently, there is no proposal under consideration to waive off the security deposit for LPG connection.

 

 

 

 

 

            OMCs have reported that as on date they are collecting a refundable security deposit for domestic cylinder(s) and regulator @ Rs 1450/- per 14.2 Kg LPG cylinder and Rs.150/- for pressure regulator (PR) except for North Eastern States where the deposit rate is Rs. 1150/- and Rs.100/- respectively. With regard to 5 Kg. domestic LPG cylinder, it is Rs. 350/- per cylinder for whole country and Rs 150/- for PR except North Eastern States where it is Rs 100/-.

 

As per the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order, 2000, a parallel marketeer can import and market LPG under the Parallel Marketing System (PMS) on which no subsidy is payable from Government. As per the information available with Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell (PPAC), State/UT-wise number of parallel marketeers are at Annexure II

 

            The parallel marketeers, operate subject to fulfillment of the conditions prescribed in the said LPG Control Order.

 

As on 01.03.2015, State-wise details of waiting list  for release of new LPG connection including for the State of Maharashtra is at Annexure III. Liquidation of the waiting list for new LPG connections is a continuous process dependent on the fulfilment of formalities by the consumer.

 


No. of Multiple Domestic Connections Blocked & Cancelled - INDUSTRY

As on 01.03.15

STATE/UT

IOC

BPC

HPC

OMC

Total Identified Multiple Connections which are blocked

Surrendered/Cancelled on account of multiple connection

Total Identified Multiple Connections which are blocked

Surrendered/Cancelled on account of multiple connection

Total Identified Multiple Connections which are blocked

Surrendered/Cancelled on account of multiple connection

Total Identified Multiple Connections which are blocked

Surrendered/Cancelled on account of multiple connection

Andaman & Nicobar

21736

58

0

0

0

0

21736

58

Andhra Pradesh

134256

2136

364689

4244

180377

4478

679322

10858

Arunachal Pradesh

101791

239

16

0

0

0

101807

239

Assam

976566

4421

14164

114

8337

73

999067

4608

Bihar

153111

3652

103937

1448

17656

356

274704

5456

Chandigarh

21300

875

18252

164

9887

333

49439

1372

Chhattisgarh

128366

744

15724

121

20857

273

164947

1138

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

 

 

0

0

615

11

615

11

Daman and Diu

 

 

2,771

28

1151

26

3922

54

Delhi

253938

11662

214561

3398

50052

1346

518551

16406

Goa

966

76

5755

775

42336

614

49057

1465

Gujarat

365240

4501

209274

750

49896

1228

624410

6479

Haryana

188979

1769

153979

780

79551

600

422509

3149

Himachal Pradesh

199779

2502

8429

267

17279

337

225487

3106

Jammu and Kashmir

93503

373

23118

1

28783

86

145404

460

Jharkhand

127518

3884

13951

127

29165

278

170634

4289

Karnataka

80780

3209

249030

2418

66062

2666

395872

8293

Kerala

92582

3763

112786

2818

12341

530

217709

7111

Lakshadweep

624

0

0

0

0

0

624

0

Madhya Pradesh

392621

3981

132485

884

114692

2003

639798

6868

Maharashtra

107296

3506

732672

8884

516057

9622

1356025

22012

Manipur

134780

1043

90

0

0

0

134870

1043

Meghalaya

37609

454

0

0

0

0

37609

454

Mizoram

122038

345

0

0

0

0

122038

345

Nagaland

126937

551

89

0

0

0

127026

551

Odisha

89839

1098

46009

318

72309

1149

208157

2565

Puducherry

3781

1750

5821

126

8138

179

17740

2055

Punjab

177642

2617

220303

1621

81449

1677

479394

5915

Rajasthan

225571

2931

254327

909

59609

727

539507

4567

Sikkim

103511

119

0

0

0

0

103511

119

Tamil Nadu

62661

4545

210260

2912

32998

1157

305919

8614

Telangana

146050

3812

428051

3050

152792

2449

726893

9311

Tripura

132330

764

0

0

0

0

132330

764

Uttar Pradesh

853383

12657

798002

346

223432

1495

1874817

14498

Uttarakhand

368616

1696

73305

1245

10449

69

452370

3010

West Bengal

305978

13420

55157

1021

51237

1954

412372

16395

Grand Total

6331675

99153

4467007

38769

1937507

35716

12736189

173638


PQ 3205

Annex II

Statewise no. of parties selling packed LPG under PMS

State/UT

Domestic

Commercial

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR

 

 

ANDHRA PRADESH/TELANGANA

6

10

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

 

 

ASSAM

 

 

BIHAR

1

0

CHANDIGARH

 

2

CHATTISGARH

1

2

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

1

1

DAMAN & DIU

 

1

DELHI

1

2

GOA

1

1

GUJARAT

4

5

HARYANA

4

5

HIMACHAL PRADESH

1

2

JAMMU & KASHMIR

 

 

JHARKHAND

1

1

KARNATAKA

13

15

KERALA

3

5

LAKSHADWEEP

 

 

MADHYA PRADESH

1

2

MAHARASHTRA

11

13

MANIPUR

 

 

MEGHALAYA

 

 

MIZORAM

 

 

NAGALAND

 

 

ODISHA

1

1

PUDUCHERRY

2

2

PUNJAB

3

3

RAJASTHAN

4

7

SIKKIM

 

 

TAMIL NADU

10

14

TRIPURA

 

 

UTTAR PRADESH

4

6

UTTARAKHAND

2

2

WEST BENGAL

1

5

 

 


 

WAITING LIST FOR NEW CONNECTIONS - as on 01.03.2015

STATE/UT

IND

CHANDIGARH

178

DELHI

11761

HARYANA

17641

HIMACHAL PR.

989

JAMMU & KASHMIR

12747

PUNJAB

12051

RAJASTHAN

52231

UTTAR PRADESH

284297

UTTRANCHAL

2584

SUB TOTAL NORTH

394479

ANDAMAN & NIC.

0

ARUNACHAL PR.

73

ASSAM

3577

BIHAR

12510

JHARKHAND

1439

MANIPUR

116

MEGHALAYA

49

MIZORAM

55

NAGALAND

63

ODISHA

23599

SIKKIM

0

TRIPURA

298

WEST BENGAL

54152

SUB TOTAL EAST

95931

CHATTISGARH

1643

DADRA & NGR. HV.

15

DAMAN & DIU

89

GOA

250

GUJARAT

3409

MADHYA PRADESH

9173

MAHARASHTRA

24800

SUB TOTAL WEST

39379

ANDHRA PRADESH

11145

KARNATAKA

42455

KERALA

6133

LAKSHADWEEP

0

PONDICHERRY

116

TAMILNADU

10660

TELANGANA

11830

SUB TOTAL SOUTH

82339

ALL INDIA

612128

 

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