The motive behind this was to finally end the subsidy given on LPG. One source said that this order has been withdrawn in October. Due to this, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) have not raised the cost of LPG since October. Earlier this year, Petroleum companies were allowed to increase the price of 14.2 kg LPG cylinder for two months (not including VAT) from July 1, 2016
After this, petroleum companies had increased the LPG price on 10 occasions. Each family receives 12 subsidized cylinders in a year. If needed, more cylinders are available at the market price. On May 30, 2017, the monthly increase in LPG prices was doubled to 4 rupees. Petroleum companies were given the right to raise four rupees in LPG prices every month from 1st June, 2017. The purpose of this increase was to bring the government subsidy on the domestic cylinders to zero. This work was to be done till March 2018.
The source said that this order was indicating the opposite of the government's bright plan. While the government is giving free LPG connections to the poor, on the other hand the price of the cylinders is being increased every month. This order has been withdrawn for improvement. The source said that even after October, the cost of LPG has increased, its main reason is taxation issue. After implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), the issue of taxation is made.