Are there any rules regarding the refill of gas cylinders?
The appellant claimed that the he has been facing difficulty in getting refill of the gas cylinder. He filed an application under Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking the copy of the rules in this relation. The Central Information Commission (CIC) perused the DGCC Book which indicated that the refill is being provided in an average period of 21 to 25 days which is quite normal. During the hearing, the appellant insisted that the position obtaining in the rules may be communicated to him in writing. He further submitted that the distributor insists on the purchase of the hot-plate and other products along with the gas cylinders. The respondent submitted that there is no compulsion to purchase the equipment along with the gas cylinder.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide the rule position regarding the refill and the position to purchase the above equipment to the appellant.
The case law depicts the use of the RTI Act by a common man to seek solutions to his day-today problems.
Citation: Mr. Ramswaroop Thakur v. BPCL, in File No. CIC/LS/C/2011/001421
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/466
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