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Clarification Regarding a Fake Advertisement in the name of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas in Newspapers in Maharashtra- (Press Information Bureau) (27 Feb 2018)

MANU/PIBU/0333/2018

Civil

It has come to the notice of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas, Government of India that some unscrupulous persons by using name and logo of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have issued an advertisement in a section of media on 26.2.2018 regarding special scheme for direct allotment of dealership/ distributorship of petroleum products.

Through this press release, it is clarified that Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has not issued any advertisement for direct allotment of dealership/ distributorship of petroleum products. It is further, informed that Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has no role in appointment of dealers/ distributors. The Oil Marketing Companies based on their feasibility study, identify the locations and issue advertisement for appointment of dealers as per the respective selection guidelines.

The general public are accordingly advised not to take notice of such advertisement/ scheme. Prime facie, it appears that some unscrupulous elements are misusing the name of this Ministry and appropriate action is being initiated against those involved in the issue of this fake advertisement.

Tags : CLARIFICATION   FAKE ADVERTISEMENT   NEWSPAPERS  

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