‘Project Lakshya’ for streamlining LPG supply
“Project Lakshya” launched by the The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.
- Reduce waiting time for delivery of LPG cylinders
- Track duplicate connections
- Preventing fake additional connections for getting more subsidized cylinders, monitor those who consumed less than six [cylinders] in the past, detect and block multiple connections with the three oil companies IOCL, HPCL, BPCL.
The objectives will be achieved by assistance of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) through a new software. The results of “Project Lakshya” have been outstanding with the three Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) — Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) reporting a fall in consumption of domestic LPG cylinders.
The OMCs have till date blocked nearly 8 million inactive connections, which were potentially being misused.
- Customers would be free to opt for fully non-subsidised cylinders on the basis of self-declaration.
- Verification will be done after release of connection as in the case of passports under the “Tatkal” regime.
- A Domestic Gas Consumer Card (DGCC) will be issued, which will have to be signed by the delivery boy after cross-checking DGCC number in cash memo acknowledgement slip.
- The LPG cylinder receipts will carry serial numbers like 1/6, 2/6 and 3/6.
- Whenever delivery is made, the customer will be required to sign on acknowledgement slip of cash memo.
- SMS would be sent to the customer to know if the actual delivery of the cylinder has been made or not.