Minister for Labor and Transport Management Lekhraj Bhatta officially handed over the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) consumer card forms to the gas dealers on Wednesday.
Amidst a programme organised by the Gas Dealers Federation, Nepal (GDFN) in the capital, Minister Bhatta distributed the LPG consumer card forms to more than 50 gas dealers in the capital.
Though the government has decided to distribute the LPG consumer cards from April 17 with an aim of collecting consumers’ details by issuing a LPG card along with providing subsidy, due to verification of gas dealers the distribution had lacked.
Addressing the programme, Minsiter Bhatta said that the government has enforced this system to maintain transparency in the distribution of cooking gas and ease supply.
Bhatta also urged the gas dealers, consumers and concerned authorities to support in implementing the system.
Assuring GDFN best support in the implementation of consumer card system, former president of federation Gyaneshwor Aryal also urged the government to ensure commission of gas dealers.
The gas dealers who are interested to procure consumer card forms can get it from GDFN after fulfilling all the required documentation in order to distribute to the general public.
As per the new directives, the gas dealers are not allowed to sell any other products that are not related to LPG as various retail shops are also found selling it.
The cards have two categories - red and blue. The red card is for the household purpose and blue for the industrial purpose. nepalnews.com