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Petrol pumps not to buy fuel on October 1, 2

Published: 17th September 2012 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2012 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

The Confederation of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD), Andhra Pradesh Committee, has resolved not to purchase petrol and diesel on October 1 and 2 demanding hike in commission. Petrol pumps will be run single shift (8 am to 8 pm) only from October 15 if the Centre fails to respond positively to their demand.

Participating in the CIPD state committee meting here on Sunday, Rajiv Amaram, joint secretary, Southern Region, demanded that the Central government implement the report of the Apurva Chandra Committee in toto.

Though the committee submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on January 14, 2011, it is yet to be implemented.

The committee recommendations include increase in dealer commission and levy of user charges on services like filling of air and supply of drinking water at the fuel outlets.

Rajiv Amaram said the committee also suggested that the commission paid to petroleum dealers be reviewed every six months and it should be increased in proportion to the prices of petrol and diesel. Now, petroleum dealers are paid a commission of `1.40 per litre on petrol and 96 paise per litre on diesel which is highly inadequate, he said.

The running of petrol and diesel outlets on the national highways in the state may be exempted from the single shift operation after discussing the matter at the state executive committee meeting, he said.

Though the CIPD made several representations to the Union ministry seeking implementation of the Apurva Chandra Committee report in toto, no steps have been initiated in this regard, he said.

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