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CORRUPTION IN DISTRIBUTION OF LPG CYLINDERS IN INDIA
IN DISTRIBUTION OF LPG CYLINDERS IN INDIA
By ASIT SAHA
After the introduction of ON LINE or MOBILE PHONE BOOKING of cooking gas cylinders of INDANE , the consumers are facing some new problems in getting their booked gas cylinders. The government has the fanfare of transparent distribution of this subsidized item but in the practical field the common people have been kept in darkness about the activities of the dishonest distributors and the corrupted staff of the Indian Oil Corporation.
Mr. X has the consumer no. 10367 and he has booked a gas cylinder on 20.07.2014 from his mobile phone . After some time he got a message on his mobile that his cylinder has been booked vide booking no. 204409 .
Then with high hope of getting delivery of his booked cylinder in due time , the consumer remained silent and unmoved. But nothing is so easy for Indian citizens. No transparency of the distributing system could be achieved even in the new regime of the new government. The bonafide citizens of this country never got the justice earlier , nor are they getting at present.
Politics have been looting the fates of this countrymen. Election , after election comes and the dishonest rulers come up with new false assurances of helping the people of this vast country.
Since after the departure of the British ruler, India has got a great number of indigenous rulers who are apt very much to exploit the own people in the name of welfare government .The illiterate and poor rank and file of this country have lost the voice of protest.
How ridiculous the government decision is ! Appeal for giving up gas subsidy voluntarily is not proper in this country since the dishonest millionaire has no mind to give up subsidy. On the contrary when the good citizens will not accept the subsidy for gas cylinder, the dishonest will enjoy the full advantage of subsidy by begetting black money. The advertisement in the name of national rebuilding “ 2500 people have given up the subsidy in receiving gas cylinder can not be example to wrest black money . The appeal for joining the lofty scheme of ‘National Rebuilding by giving up subsidy ‘ must flop since the national character of this country has not been made strong.
Mr. X may leave subsidy, but can the government be able to secure his right by compelling the black marketers to dissuade to receive the same ? It is very conspicuous that if the dishonest is not compelled to give up subsidy, the benevolence of the good citizen will be misused.
Mr.X is very upright to announce if all are not compelled to give up the subsidy given by the government , he must not show liberality in this regard. Since character is never changed ,tall talk of voluntary deposit of subsidy can not be materialised.
Today Mr. X went to the distributors office. He showing his consumers’ book wanted to know the status of his booking. But the person at the counter told him that his booking information has not been recorded with them. Mr. X entered the chamber of gas officer and could know that his gas booking has been recorded on 20.07.2014.
What a discrepancy is in between two computers of office of the cylinder distributor. It is learnt that the staff and the –proprietor of the distributorship are well practiced dishonest persons. Even the delivery staff are well accustomed to earn thousands of money by supplying cylinders to the auto drivers. It is also learnt that like false ration cards , false booking brought much money for the proprietor and his staff.
Being confirmed Mr. X approached the staff at the counter. The staff clicked at the consumer no. 10367 and found four different number against the consumer and said Mr.X that for such multiple names he could not confirm the booking of Mr. X. Here the source of corruption is detected.
Now only the booking is done by mobile phone but delivery is still controlled by the distributor. Like the manual booking the corrupt culture is still continuing everywhere in India. Who can do away such corruption?