Paperless licensing for Petroleum Service Stations launched

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi led government announced a gift by launching Paperless licensing for petroleum service stations. The gift is in terms of Digital India and Ease of Doing Business towards paperless and green India that will provide a simpler mechanism, ease of living and business to the petroleum road tanker owners.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched a paperless licensing process through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO).

Soon after launch, more than 300 licenses have been issued.85% of total licensees are under the Petroleum Rules, 2002. The step is going to benefit more than 70000 petroleum pump owners and Oil marketing Companies under the Petroleum Rules, 2002.

The above process includes filling the applications online, payment of fees online which will go directly to the concerned officer’s ID without any interface of middlemen. The applicant will be notified through Email and Sms on the successful filling of the form. In the end the license will be sent digitally.

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