Use of Digital Payment at Petrol Stations

IAS Prelims 2023

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken the following steps/actions to encourage consumers for use of digital payment methods at various petrol pumps in the country to promote cashless transactions –

(i) 0.75 % discount is being given to consumer on the purchase of fuel at the Petrol Pumps of the Oil Marketing Companies. The discount is being given in the form of cash back in the bank account of the consumers.

(ii) Consumer awareness campaigns are being organized at petrol/CNG outlets across the country.

(iii) Dealers’ meetings have been conducted at field level.

(iv) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) through OMCs is monitoring the provision of digital payment methods at Retail Outlets (ROs)/LPG Distributorships on daily basis. There has been a significant expansion of digital payment infrastructure at retail outlets.

(v) A large number of ROs are now having the POS terminals and E-wallet payment facilities. Various E-wallet service providers have also been asked to set up the counters at the outlets to create customer awareness.

(vi) Standard printed materials such as Standees, Leaflets etc. have been developed in Hindi, English & Regional Language and displayed prominently at ROs/LPG distributorships.