20 surprise checks conducted on first day at various petrol pumps, 3rd May 2017


  • 20 surprise checks conducted on first day at various petrol pumps

New Delhi: 03/05/2017

On the first day of the surprise checks at petrol pumps across Delhi to curb illegal activities such as short dispensing of petrol/diesel, teams of Weights & Measures Department have conducted 20 checks at various pumps.

The ongoing surprise checks are a part of the intense review ordered by Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Imran Hussain following reports of illegalities at different petrol pumps in neighbouring states causing distress to consumers.  

Secretary (Legal Metrology) has informed the Minister that Weights & Measures / Legal Metrology Department is now sending several teams across Delhi for conducting surprise checking of petrol pumps to check the instances of short dispensing of petrol/diesel by petrol pumps.

Rule 21(5) of the Delhi L.M. (Enforcement) Rules, 2010 states that for ensuring proper delivery of the petrol/diesel pumps, the retail dealer of the pump shall keep a verified five litre/ten litre capacity measure in his premises and check the output from the pump every day to ensure its correct delivery.

It has been further provided under the Rules that in case of any short delivery the dealer shall stop the delivery through the pump immediately and inform the legal metrology officer concerned to recalibrate the pump.

The teams are conducting surprise checks in various parts of the city. More than 20 surprise inspections of nozzles were conducted on Tuesday.

The Minister has directed senior officers of the Department to review action taken by inspecting teams on daily basis.


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