SRINAGAR: The department of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution will release kerosene oil quota directly to deputy commissioners of respective districts from the next month, government said on Tuesday.
According to an official spokesman, the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by minister for CAPD, Ch. Zulfkar Ali.
Quoting Ali, the official said that the decision was taken to “streamline” the distribution system of kerosene oil in the state.
The minister said that the quota of kerosene oil should be released in the first week of every month while as Utilization Certificates (UCs) in this regard shall be ascertained from concerned DCs by 20th of every month, the official said.
“He said that DCs should closely monitor the distribution, of-take and lifting positions.”
The official said that it was also decided that the quota has to be fixed as per the requirements submitted by the DCs.
“It was also decided that the coupon system should be also introduced from November this year to strengthen the entire LPG distribution system in the state.”
According to the official, the minister has asked the ADCs to prepare the lists of those “who consume kerosene oil and thereby maintain registration.”
There would be only one wholesale dealer of subsidized kerosene oil for a district, the official while quoting the minutes of the meeting said.
Quoting the minister, the official said that in order to streamline the distribution of kerosene oil many new steps will be taken by the government. “The steps include launching of online file tracking system (FTS), letter management system (LMS) and minute management system (MMS) by CAPD department in the state.”
Secretary of CAPD, Saurab Bhagat, Directors of CAPD (Kashmir and Jammu) besides other senior officers of the department were present on the occasion, the official said.