While launching the facility, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated the OMCs for implementing Sahaj’ initiative. He said, The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. I compliment the PSU OMCs for aligning their business processes with the Digital India Vision
Shri Pradhan said that the initiatives taken by Petroleum Ministry in the last seven months have enhanced coverage of LPG and extended better services to customers. The ever-growing expansion of PAHAL, a scheme aimed to improve the subsidy administration of LPG across the country, has ensured smooth transfer of subsidy on LPG cylinder directly to the customers bank accounts. He also thanked the 25 lakh caring Indians for having given up their LPG subsidy to help BPL families enjoy freedom from smoke-filled kitchens, following the appeal from Honble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi.Shri Pradhan mentioned about 22 lakh new lpg connections have been issued for bpl household in the current year Jan to July 2015.
Shri Pradhan also interacted with the customers and distributers through video conferencing in 12 cities where the initiative was launched simultaneously alongwith Delhi i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Pune. It will be launched pan-India within the next few days.