S.O. 1999(E): Whereas clause 15 of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order, 2000 (hereafter in this notification referred to as the said Order), empowers the central government, for avoiding any hardship or in consideration of the public interest, by notification in the Official Gazette, exempt any person or class of persons from all or any of the provisions of this Order, either generally or for any specific purpose, and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the notification;
Now, therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred by clause 15 of the said Order, the central government being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempt the provisions of clause 11 of the said Order and authorises Reliance Industries Ltd to use its domestically produced liquefied petroleum gas for their own parallel marketing system requirement of up to 10,000 tonnes per month subject to the following conditions, namely
(a) Reliance Industries Ltd shall have to import the equivalent quantity and deliver it to public sector Oil Marketing Companies at a price which makes this transaction, cost-neutral or cheaper to Oil Marketing Companies, vis-à-vis procurement of same quantity from domestic production by Reliance Industries Ltd;
(b) Arrangement to this effect shall be valid till liquefied petroleum gas import facility at Kandla Port is recommissioned or the 31st March, 2015, or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
— F. No.P-17018/4/2008-LPG (Pt-4)
Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Joint Secretary, New Delhi, August 5, 2014