GUWAHATI, April 28 � The Gauhati High Court, in a recent order, has directed the State Government and the authorities concerned to ensure regular supply of LPG cylinders to the possible extent, to the consumers.
In a recent judgement, the court of Justice MB Lokur, Chief Justice and Justice AC Upadhyay of the Gauhati High Court, said that the State Government should adhere to the statement it had made in its affidavit before the court and the �Indian Oil Corporation should also make an effort to ensure that consumers are not caused discomfort due to non-availability of LPG cylinders�.
The High Court order came in response to a public interest litigation filed by Dr KD Krori, a former Principal of Cotton College and two others.
The Joint Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies of the State Government stated in his affidavit before the court that �LPG cylinders would not be delivered due to non-availability of empty cylinders with the consumers. It has now been decided to have a minimum time for booking that is 15 days and supplies be made within 7 days so that a continuous supply can be maintained�.
The counsel for the petitioners expressed satisfaction over the response from the State Government. The petitioners were represented in the court by advocates BR Dey, KK Dey, J Paul and M Chiring.