The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has started the process of integrating its LPG customer database with those of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Gujarat. The company plans to finish the integration by June this year, thus helping all the three companies to keep a tab on households having multiple cooking cylinder connections.
This integration is being done using an indigenous software developed by the IOC called Ind-Soft (short for Indane software).
This software will not only help IOC merge all its dealers and supply points into a seamless network, but will also integrate the LPG customer databases of HPCL and BPCL as well.
“Gujarat has over 60 lakh LPG customers. This integration of databases of the three companies will help monitor duplicate connections,” said a senior IOCL officer, requesting anonymity.
“So a household getting subsidised cylinders from one company should not end up getting another lot of subsidised cylinders from a different company,” the IOCL officer said.
The IOC has already suspended over 80,000 duplicate connections across Gujarat during the last one year, he said.