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Government launched Paperless Licensing for Petroleum Service Stations

Government launched Paperless Licensing for Petroleum Service Stations

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade-DPIIT has launched a paperless licensing process for petroleum service stations such as retail outlets storing and dispensing petrol/diesel for motor conveyances. 

Key Points:

  • It was launched through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation-PESO under the Petroleum Rules, 2002.
  • After the launch of the paperless process, more than 300 licences have been issued.
  • Taken together, licences for petroleum service stations and road tankers for transportation of petroleum account for more than 85% of total licences under the rules.
  • This initiative for petroleum pump licensing will directly benefit more than 70,000 petroleum pump owners and the oil marketing companies.

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