Each Indian State has some difference in the procedure for application for license to manufacture, process or trade in lubricant oils. But generally, The Department of Industries & Commerce or the District Industries Center (DIC) is appointed as the Designated Authority to monitor and issue the licenses to manufacture, process or trade in the lubricant oils business. The steps involved in the licensing process are as following:
An online/offline application is made to the respective State Authority, along with the requisite fee.
The DIC official would scrutinize the application as per check list and made any remarks. If required.
The Supervising Official of the Authority would check the application and issue the document deficiency, if found any.
The applicant provides additional documents, if required and resubmit the application
The Supervising Official would again check the application and mark it for inspection by the field official.
The field official would inspect the premises of the applicant and issue any clarifications, if required. The same would be clarified by the applicant
After all the clarifications are submitted, the field official would recommend for issuance of the license
The Authority issues the license.