Question raised in Rajya Sabha on adulteration of petrol and diesel in the country, 11/03/2020
Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have informed that there are 33 (Thirty Three) established cases of adulteration of petrol and diesel in the country during last three years and current year (April- December, 2019). OMCs take acion as per Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG) and Dealership agreement against retail outlet dealers where cases of adulteration are established as per the provisions of Marketing Discipline Guidelines and Dealership Agreement subsisting between RO dealer and OMC. The Central Government has also issued the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel (Regulation of Supply, Distribution and Prevention of Malpractices) Order, 2005 under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 which provides for punitive action against malpractices such as adulteration of petroleum products. Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have a system of monitoring and surveillance at the Retail Outlets and checking of adulteration is a continuous process.