Online applications open for IOCL, HPCL, BPCL LPG distributors September-October 2017

Searching for the LPG distributorship advertisements of appointment notifications for Maharashtra or Kerala? This article provides details about the LPG distributorship notifications officially announced by LPG Vitarak Chayan to apply to become an LPG distributor in various States for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) invite applications from people fulfilling the eligibility requirements to be appointed as LPG distributors in various regions of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and other States (refer to the end of this article to know the list and the website where details of each State's application guidelines & procedure can be accessed.)

This article provides details for the States of Maharashtra and Goa as an example. Categories under which you can apply in each State will differ. Hence, refer to the official notification.

Distributorship for Maharashtra

Categories under which you can apply are:
  1. Durgam Kshetriya Vitrak (DKV) LPG distributorship

  2. Gramin LPG distributorship

  3. Locations advertised against termination

How to apply

  1. Check the selection process and eligibility requirements, including infrastructure requirements for land for LPG godown/ LPG godown, land for Showroom / ready built showroom, infrastructure for Home delivery of cylinders etc. in the brochure of guidelines at:
    • IOCL website:

    • Bharat Gas website:

    • BPCL website:

    • HPCL website:

  2. Go through the user manual for available at: (brochure is also available at this portal.)

  3. Go to the LPG Vitarak Chayan website to first register. After registration, log in and complete the online application form with all requisite details. Do not give any incorrect or false information. If found so at any time later in the application or selection process, your application will be rejected. The online application form must be submitted on or before 17:00 hrs of 3rd October 2017.

  4. For the online application you will need to upload scanned copies of your size photograph and your signature in separate files. You must also submit the requisite application fee (this fee is not refundable) through internet banking / debit card / credit card facility available on the website

Application Fee

The application fee for for Gramin Vitarak locations & Durgam Kshetriya Vitarak Locations is a follows:
  1. For Open category applicants: Rs. 8,000 /-

  2. For OBC category applicants: Rs. 4,000 /-

  3. For SC/ST category applicants: Rs. 2,500 /-

Note: You can submit an online application for multiple locations. If doing so, then you should submit separate online application forms for each location, along with the requisite application fee in each case. However, you cannot submit more than one application for the same location. Also, the application does not guarantee Distributorship.

After submission of application

After submission of the online application, you do not need to take a print out of the application to submit in physical form to any office, unless requested.
In case you are selected via a draw of lots, you will then have to produce the prescribed eligibility certificate(s) as applicable at the time of verification.

If you are applying under Defence Personal category, then you must submit the original eligibility certificate from Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) at the time of field verification of credentials (details are provided in the brochure.)

Refer for location and category wise distributorship in Maharashtra:

Distributorship for Goa

Categories under which you can apply are:
  1. Durgam Kshetriya Vitrak (DKV) LPG distributorship

  2. Locations advertised against termination

Application Fee

The application fee as per category under which application is made is:
  • For Open category applicants: Rs. 8,000 /-

  • For OBC category applicants: Rs. 4,000 /-

  • For SC/ST category applicants: Rs. 2,500 /-

  • How to apply

    The application process is same as provided above for the State of Maharashtra.
    Refer for location and category wise distributorship in Goa:

    After submission

    Those eligible for distributorship will be contacted by the website officials of www.lpgvitarakchayan. They will receive an acknowledgement of successful registration on the website, an acknowledgement of receipt of the application form submitted and an acknowledgement of the non application fee. They will also get a confirmation about eligibility for selection of the LPG Distributor at the location applied.

    Intimation of the draw date, venue and time will also be sent. Draw of lots will be conducted in the presence of only available eligible candidates. There will be an attendance record of all those who reported after due verification of their identity through a Proof Of Identity document. This can be: Passport, Driving License, Voters' Identity Card, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI or NREGA Job Car). Applicants will also be required to sign the attendance sheet.

    The result of the draw will be displayed on the notice board immediately after the draw of lots at the venue. It will also be uploaded at the website of the respective Company and at within three days from the date of draw. Subsequently, intimation to the selected candidate will be sent to submit the documents and the applicable 10% of security deposit (for conducting the Field Verification of Credentials) within seven working days from the date of intimation.

    Note that the applicant appointed for the LPG distributorship will have to personally manage the operation of the LPG Distributorship.

    Last date for submitting application for various States

    1. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh: 12th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    2. Jammu and Kashmir: 13th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    3. Chhattisgarh: 15th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    4. Jharkhand: 16th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    5. Bihar: 20th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    6. Karnataka: 22nd September 2017, 17:00hrs

    7. Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan: 25th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    8. Madhya Pradesh: 29th September 2017, 17:00hrs

    9. Tripura, Sikkim, West Bangal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra: 3rd October 2017, 17:00hrs

    10. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana: 4th October 2017, 17:00hrs

    11. Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Kerala: 6th October 2017, 17:00hrs

    Refer to the official notification:

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