The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on Monday said it has launched paperless licensing process for petroleum service stations such as retail outlets storing and dispensing petrol/diesel for motor conveyances. It was launched through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) under the Petroleum Rules, 2002.
Paperless application and grant of licence process for road tankers for transportation of petroleum under the rules has already been launched earlier this month. “After the launch of paperless process, more than 300 licences have been issued,” the department said in a statement.
Taken together, it said, licences for petroleum service stations and road tankers for transportation of petroleum account for more than 85 per cent of total licences under the rules.
“This initiative for petroleum pump licensing is directly going to benefit more than 70,000 petroleum pump owners and oil marketing companies,” it added.