The decision to order a probe was taken by the Delhi government after the perusal of a common complaint filed by eminent citizens - former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramaniam, former Navy chief Admiral RH Tahiliani, former secretary to government of India EAS Sarma and noted Supreme Court lawyer Kamini Jaiswal.
The complaint stated that gas prices in the country will be doubled from April 1 this year due to the alleged active collusion between the RIL and some ministers of the central government.
In case this price hike is allowed to take place, it will make the life of common man miserable since it will have a cascading effect on transport, domestic gas and even electricity prices.
The impact of this hike in gas price would cost the country a minimum of Rs 54,500 crore every year, and in addition to this the central government allowed the RIL to make a future windfall profit of Rs 1.2 lakh crore.
This will have an adverse effect on the household of a common man who uses piped and compressed natural gas (CNG). Farmers will suffer since prices of fertilisers will go up and so would the prices of electricity being generated from gas-based power plants.
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