This branch is associated with distribution of kerosene oil and functioning of brick kilns, petrol pumps and LPG agencies. Kerosene is allocated by the Government of India on quarterly basis for distribution to ration card holders for the purpose of cooking and illumination. Kerosene is distributed in the ratio of 50:50 in urban and rural areas, respectively. The fixed scale for distribution of kerosene oil is as under:
|Sr.No||Category||Quantity of Kerosene Oil|
|1.||B.P.L card holders and B.P.L. + Blue card holders||10 Liters per month|
|2.||A.A.Y cared holders; and A.A.Y. +Blue card holders||10 Liters per month|
|3.||Blue Card holders||10 Liters per month|
|4.||Red card holders||10 Liters per month|
|5.||Such consumers who have no B.P.L or Blue Ration Card||5 Liters per month|
The oil companies, through their retail outlets are making distribution of Petrol and Diesel. The dealers get supply of Petrol/Diesel as per their previous histories. In case of need, the State Government arranges supply of diesel/petrol after submitting a report to the State Level Coordinator (Oil Industry) cum General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The officers of the Food & Civil Supplies Department Punjab have been allowed powers of entry, search and seizure under the central ‘High Speed Diesel and Motor Spirit (Prevention of Malpractices in Supply and Distribution) Order, 1998’. In order to ensure that the dealers do not indulge in adulteration of Petrol/Diesel with kerosene oil, monthly norms for checking’s of Petrol/Diesel with kerosene oil, monthly norms for checking’s of petrol pumps have been fixed for the officers of the Department.
The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, grants the distributorships of L.P.G. through advertisement in leading Newspapers. There are 380 L.P.G. agencies in the State. The L.P.G. agencies. Agencies are governed under the Central “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order, 2000” in which powers for entry, search and seizure have been granted to the officers of this Department. Whenever any complaint is received against any Gas agency, checking is conducted and action is recommended to the concerned Oil company, if any irregularity if found during checking’s. Parallel Marketing of LPG has been introduced in the past. Powers of entry, search and seizure have been given to the officers of this Department.
Brick kilns are installed after getting license from this Department under the Punjab Control of Bricks Supplies (Price and Distribution) Order. 1998. The Licensing authority under the above said Control Order is concerned District Controller, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs.
Details of kerosene Dealers/Gas Agencies/Petrol Pump/Brick Klins in the state of Punjab are as under:-
|District||P.D.S. Kerosene Oil Dealers||L.P.G. Agencies (Domestic)||Petrol & Diesel Pumps||Brick Klins|
|Amritsar||20 (Wholesaler)||51 (Retailers)||49||204||198|
Manual and Reports:
|Central Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order, 2000 (English)||149.37 KB|
|High Speed Diesel and Motor Spirit (Prevention of Malpractices in supply and Distribution) Order, 1998 (English)||168.64 KB|
|The Punjab Light Diesel Oil & Kerosene Dealers Licensing Order,1978 (English)||75 KB|
|Policy Regarding Brick Kilns (English)||7.32 MB|