OGRA establishes ‘Consumer Affairs Department’ for complaints’ redressal


Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recently established a Consumer Affairs Department (CAD) to handle general public’s grievances and ensure their prompt redressal on merit.

“The Complaints and Appeals departments have been merged and placed under the umbrella of CAD to synchronize the data of complaints and provide complainants the option of appeal at one forum for timely redressal of their grievances under CRPR [Complaint Resolution Procedure Regulations] 2003,” OGRA spokesperson Imran Ghaznavi said in a press note on Thursday.

He said OGRA has also established its regional offices at Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar to facilitate the consumers at their doorstep and posted designated officers to record, hear, analyze and decide the complaints as per rules.

“Alone in F.Y. 2020-21, OGRA’s designated officers have decided 8,272 complaints, provided 1,341 gas connections and relief of Rs 118 million to consumers with provision of the opportunity of appeal to aggrieved party being competent appellate forum in oil and gas sector.” —APP

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