Published On: Sat, Oct 7th, 2017

Petrol Pumps Across India On Strike On October 13

Petrol pumps will be on a strike across India on October 13 demanding better margins and inclusion of related products under GST regime.

The United Petroleum Front (UPF) threatened the government to meet the demands to the earliest to avoid halting of purchase and sale operations indefinitely from October 27.

The UPF represents more than 54,000 dealers from the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders, the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers and the All-India Petroleum Dealers.

The demands of UPF have been long pending as agreement was signed last year in November. It is claimed the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) have ignored the demands that include resolution of manpower issues, resolution of issues related to transportation and ethanol blending, upward revision of the dealer margins every six months, and better terms for return on investment.

Petrol Pumps Across India On Strike On October 13

The UPF alleges a letter was sent to OMCs and Cabinet Secretariat on 28 June but no positive response was reverted.

The daily price mechanism didn’t benefited the dealers or the consumers, said fuel dealers. The mechanism was introduced on July 1.

The dealers also raised safety concerns in the new proposal of the government about home delivery of oil products.

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