Reservations in petrol pump allotments as well? I am assuming that this is because the petrol pumps are govt. owned/managed. Another reason why fuel distribution should be deregulated so that private players can come in. Press Information Bureau English Releases The selection process of Retail Outlet (RO) i.e. Petrol Pump dealership has been revised. The major changes proposed pertain to application of the reservation policy as per constitutional provisions. It has now been decided to give 27% reservation to OBC candidates in allotment of RO dealership. Further, with a view to improve transparency and remove discretion in the selection process, the allotment of RO dealership will henceforth be made by draw of lots. These changes are expected to make the RO allotment in tune with our social objectives and higher standards of transparency.