SRINAGAR: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) officials on Tuesday booked five delivery boys of cooking gas companies after the latter were caught not following the norms.
In an official handout issued here, LMD officials on Tuesday, during their extensive inspection of cooking gas delivery vans, observed that most of the delivery boys did not weigh the cylinder before supplying it to customer nor did they check the leak of gas-valve/O-ring.
“The errant delivery boys were booked and the matter was taken up with the sales officers of the oil marketing companies”, it read.
It was also impressed upon the officials of the oil companies that the cooking gas distributors should ensure the timely transfer of subsidies of the customer to their bank accounts.
The LMD officials informed consumers to insist the delivery boys to weigh the cylinder to ensure they checked the leaks and O-ring settings properly before receiving the refill cylinder.
The officials informed that the price of cooking gas (14.2 kg) with effect from 7 November 2018 in district Srinagar, Budgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopain, Anantnag, Ganderbal is Rs 1,067 out of which Rs 530 is the subsidy amount.